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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2015)
"Fun, technical company."
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...

"The application process is very straightforward and isn't trying to trick you. You..."

"In my opinion the culture is up there with the best, and I think this is something..."

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

"I work 8:30am-5:30pm in line with our clients' hours, but if I need these to change..."

"Bonuses are very good in the company but you have to be in the company for 1.5 years..."

"If you are working with an overseas client, you can travel a lot, which is a real..."

"There was a phone interview with HR, followed by a first interview with HR and a..."

"I was asked lots of questions on testing ideas about the asset finance industry."

"At the moment we keep bees on the roof, and other than that personally I think that..."

"Managers good mentors and role models who provide good feedback. This means you are..."

"HR attend 'Women in IT' events. Beyond that, I have heard of no specific initiat..."

"I think that the promotion opportunities are fairly regular."

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

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

"Smart colleagues, international travel, big name clients, generous rewards and a..."

"I found that I had to use outdated technology to learn on some projects."

"Every year the firm takes us all on holiday.. next year we're going to Miami!"

"Friendly, good atmosphere, fun perks."

"I chose my firm for the work environment, the size of the company and the joining..."

"Training in house is excellent, the tutors are very knowledgeable. We are given lots..."

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

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

"I would supervise more junior consultants."

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