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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Excellent 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...

"You should brush up on asset finance and what the company does, in addition to identifying..."

"Socialising is great as there are weekly work drinks that are well attended. The..."

"We have a formal, business dress code. The office is in a nice location and has good..."

"The standard hours at Alfa are 40 hours per week, which is slightly higher than you..."

"I find that per hour, the salary is highly competitive, and that you won't be doing..."

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

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

"Throughout my interview I was asked to explain a little about what Alfa does, and..."

"One of our directors published a thought leadership article on the paperless office..."

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

"It would be great to have a more diverse workforce but I know that the company does..."

"Promotion is done on a performance based system. However, for graduates there is..."

"There is a corporate social responsibility team which people are encouraged to join...."

"I feel the work that is assigned to me is manageable but challenging. I have a wide..."

"The culture is a real plus: everyone is friendly, people work sensible hours and..."

"I felt at times that there was very high pressure to get things right first time..."

"We have dedicated popcorn days, veggie days and other fun surprises in our in-house..."

"A smaller company but with a truly global reach."

"Looking for a small company with big company aspirations, client interactions, responsibility,..."

"There's excellent initial training, but it trails off relatively quickly after the..."

"I don't know specifically, but there's a very wide range of backgrounds among my..."

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

"Going towards a 360° evaluation system to improve management relations more openly...."

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