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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"While the firm is rapidly growing they are managing to hold on to the small company feeling which makes it a great 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...

"I think that the application process is excellent. You should be outgoing, confident..."

"The culture of Alfa is what made the company stand out to me during my application..."

"We have a modern, clean, comfortable office in the heart of the City of London. Our..."

"My work day is 9.00 am to 6.00 pm or 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Staying 30 minutes more..."

"Our starting salary is excellent, although entry to the bonus scheme takes 18 months..."

"We get really good healthcare and travel insurance. The company-run events are also..."

"Thousands of top applicants from top universities apply each year for only a handful..."

"How does Alfa make money? What sort of challenges might we face when migrating data?..."

"I have not been aware of any initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint other than..."

"Management in the organisation is very good and HR is particularly excellent."

"Alfa actively works to promote and retain diversity in the company as well as regularly..."

"For the first two years promotions happen every six months. After this promotion..."

"Our corporate social responsibility is very comprehensive and was one of the things..."

"I really like that I was thrown in the deep end to learn on-the-job with my coding..."

"Intellectually stimulating work in a fun friendly environment."

"The fact that we are very busy during work means it is quite quiet in the office..."

"The three founding members of Alfa were all originally employees of Andersen Consulting..."

"Fast-paced."

"The professional development and travel opportunities."

"The initial four weeks at Alfa teach new joiners the foundations of Alfa and asset..."

"During my interview process the company had no idea whether I was from a privileged..."

"Sometimes managing several things at once can be stressful, but there is a great..."

"More feedback given to employees."

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