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2018

"We work on a lot of tasks so have little product ownership. There can also be quite a lot of administration and middle management."
Graduate, London
"There isn't currently a formal framework for completing more widely recognised professional qualifications. That being said, I've explicitly asked to do one and they've been very accommodating."
Graduate, London
"Pay rises aren't great, especially compared to similar sectors."
Graduate, London
"Working to a time-sheet that has to be filled in to the nearest half hour can be limiting. Some parts of our development can feel a little routine and tedious. Promotions in the first three years are based on time-served rather than performance, which I don't find to be the best system."
Graduate, City of London
"Work can sometimes be a little tedious with less time spent developing."
Graduate, London
"I would like unpaid leave to be more easily accessible."
Graduate, London
"Potential for very long commutes to client sites, and little say in what project you get assigned."
Graduate, London

2017

"Asset finance is not the most glamorous industry. Work is mostly interesting but there are the odd boring days (like in any job I suppose). The company is not very well known outside of the automotive and asset finance industries."
Entry level, Los Angeles
"Some of the working processes can seem a bit rigid at times, such as the design and approval of developments across different projects."
Graduate, Los Angeles, California
"We are a busy and growing company so there is a lot to do at times."
Graduate, London
"The learning curve is very steep, which can be challenging at times."
Graduate, London
"Some placements are more tedious than others but there is a rotation scheme."
Graduate, London
"The lack of flexible working hours."
Graduate, London
"The standardised career progression means that competence or commitment is not taken into account for pay rises and promotions as much as I think it should be. Everyone gets the same."
Consulting, Graduate, London
"It can be a lot more of a coding job than a consultancy job depending on what department you are in."
Graduate, London
"We need to follow a strict logging of working hours."
Graduate, London

2015

"I have found that sometimes there can be lengthy commutes to client sites."
Junior Consultant, London
"I felt at times that there was very high pressure to get things right first time and every time."
Consultant, London
"I found that I had to use outdated technology to learn on some projects."
Junior Consultant, London
"From my experience my working hours have not been very flexible at times."
Junior Consultant, London
"I think that some of the work that I undertake can be challenging to complete."
Junior Consultant, London

2014

"The fact that we are very busy during work means it is quite quiet in the office because everyone's concentrating."
Graduate, London
"Working out at client site sometimes on a small project can mean you don't get the social aspect of working in the office."
Graduate, London
"Often there is very short notice of upcoming project changes."
Entry level, London
"At times the firm's focus is heavily on client requirements as opposed to internal improvements."
Entry level, London
"There is a trade off between balancing client budgets and requirements with designing the *perfect* solution."
Midlevel, London

2013

"Could get sent abroad very last minute."
Midlevel, London and Helsinki
"Some of our clients are based outside of Europe - whilst that can provide exciting travel opportunities, it isn't for everyone. Although, at Alfa our individual location preferences are considered and respected when staffing is done for projects so I don't find it to be a too bigger problem."
Graduate, London
"Top-heavy structure, slow growth."
Midlevel, London
"Sometimes too much responsibility!"
Graduate, London
"Corporate environment, but that can't be avoided."
Entry level, London
"The nature of consultancy means that staffing projects can often be a challenge. I think the level of communication around which consultants are happy to travel could be improved."
Graduate, London
"Some of the travelling..."
Graduate, London
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