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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Respectful of each individual employee."
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...

"Prepare well for the interviews, they are not easy and the interviewers expect at..."

"I'd say the company culture is the most distinct thing about Alfa. Being sociable..."

"The office location is great. Each floor has a balcony and there is a communal space..."

"I start at 9.00 am and someone is bound to tell me to go home if I'm still in the..."

"The starting salary for junior consultants is very competitive."

"There are a lot of company meetings, some of which are abroad, and there are drinks..."

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

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

"Alfa has recently acquired a green initiatives team, which is doing a brilliant job...."

"While I know that I am still in my early days with the firm I have seen that management..."

"Our head of HR tries her very best to recruit people from all sorts of backgrounds..."

"I believe that there is steady career progression for the first three or four years...."

"We recycle and regularly raise money for charity."

"I find that my role is varied enough to keep it fresh, and the problem solving aspect..."

"Constantly learning and being challenged."

"Asset finance is not the most glamorous industry. Work is mostly interesting but..."

"Between all of our employees we can cover every European language."

"While the firm is rapidly growing they are managing to hold on to the small company..."

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

"There's formal training at Alfa that all employees will be enrolled on. The courses..."

"I don't know the social backgrounds of most of my colleagues. Recruitment is primarily..."

"It all depends on project requirements. But there will always be something that needs..."

"I would supervise more junior consultants."

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