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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Great fun place to work."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.7 / 10
 

Pros

  • Working hours at the firm are reasonable, allowing trainees to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • Work provided to trainees is seen as interesting, stimulating and varied.
  • The firm's regular social events encourage a friendly culture both inside and outside of work.
  • Feedback and communication are effective at the firm ensuring that development is continuous.

Cons

  • Some would like more experience working on technical matters.
  • Promotions at the lower level can sometimes be filled externally instead of promoting graduates.
  • While salary is seen as good for graduates, there are concerns about how it progresses.
  • Commuting to client sites can sometimes mean a lot of travelling.

What insiders say about...

"Compared to other companies I applied to this was the most straightforward. It started..."

"The culture is excellent, the people are very friendly and there are regularly company..."

"Office is modern, spacious and clean, in a great location and with a kitchen stuffed..."

"Work hours are usually 40 hours per week. This can change when nearing the end of..."

"Great for a graduate salary!"

"The free drinks and dinners are the best perk: we have welcome/leaving/team/company..."

"There is very tough competition, however if you invest well in preparing for each..."

"Why do people offer asset finance? Why would a client pay Alfa for our software?..."

"There are lots of cycling facilities at the offices, and there is no car parking...."

"We get formal assessments twice a year and work in small teams, meaning that your..."

"Low numbers of women (inherent to IT), but there are efforts to attract more to apply...."

"Some people seem to move up far faster than others, but I don't see this as unfair..."

"Policies are in place, and time is made available should you wish to carry out community..."

"There are interesting projects that get implemented relatively quickly allowing you..."

"Everyone in the company is extremely down-to-earth and nice. I feel I can ask anyone..."

"The standardised career progression means that competence or commitment is not taken..."

"Every year we go abroad for a conference - this year it's in Miami!"

"I see the firm as efficient, effective and a good starting position for a graduate...."

"The size and the friendly nature of the Alfa employees I met before I joined. I did..."

"Some of the training is directly relevant to the role you do, and it is good to take..."

"Other than you needing to be a graduate from a top university there isn't anything..."

"It's a demanding and challenging job but there's always a good network of support..."

"Larger team sizes would be nice, and a bit less time out of the office if possible!..."

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