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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2015)
"A friendly place to work."
Pros: 
  • Working hours at the firm are very reasonable and flexible, allowing trainees to maintain a good work/life balance
  • Work provided to trainees is interesting and stimulating, and the variety keeps it fresh
  • The firm's open-plan office encourages a social culture both inside and outside of work
  • Feedback and communication are effective at the firm, which ensures that development is continual
Cons: 
  • Work at the firm is challenging at times and the working environment can feel highly pressured
  • Core concepts of the firm's work and products could have been explained in more detail
  • Training from external sources could be more structured in nature
  • Travelling to client sites can be tiresome on some occasions
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
 
Training
8.0 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Before the interview, really have a think about Asset Finance, and what companies..."

"Alfa is unrivalled in terms of culture. We have a friendly culture in the office..."

"Dress code is suit and tie, Monday to Friday. This can be different when you're on..."

"Most people work from 9:00am until 6:00pm and have a generous lunch break. Hours..."

"I feel well rewarded for my work and valued as an employee."

"The firm offer the option to work abroad with all expenses paid, and there are lots..."

"As a graduate, I started out with a phone interview followed by two interviews at..."

"In addition to the usual competency side of the interviews, it was clear that my..."

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

"Formal performance feedback is twice a year. Informal feedback could be more frequent...."

"I have no concerns about my company's commitment to diversity. There is a gender..."

"Provided you show progress and hit targets and go beyond at each grade then seems..."

"Alfa definitely has good intentions, and makes some good efforts (we do a lot of..."

"I have worked on a variety of projects while at Alfa. On some projects I'm working..."

"Lots of early responsibility and interesting work. Global clients, so the work we..."

"Top-heavy structure, slow growth."

"Alfa sponsors a jockey - Jim Crowley."

"A good place to work with excellent rewards."

"Reputation as a place to work; personal development opportunities."

"When starting as a graduate you are given a vast, broad range of training. This certainly..."

"Alfa has no active programme to select applicants from less privileged backgrounds,..."

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

"Personally I felt that I should be given greater understanding of functional areas..."

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