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Responsibility:
2.9/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.9/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3/5
 
Company Culture:
3.1/5
 
Career Progression:
2.8/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.6/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

 In recent years, Alfa has consistently been ranked in the ‘Best Companies’ and ‘Top Companies for graduates to work for’ surveys. We have also held the ‘Investors in People’ award since 2005 and recently requalified achieving silver status.

We need our people to work hard but that doesn’t necessarily mean long hours. We only recruit people who we think will get on with each other, so the atmosphere is collaborative and friendly. If you are interested in activities outside of work, there are groups to join such as football, surfing and dodgeball. As well as project milestone incentive trips, you will also get to spend time with the whole organisation every couple of months at our company meetings which involve presentations in the morning and great activities in the afternoon. Furthermore we usually have a trip overseas for our Annual Conference which is always something to look forward to!

Starting salary in 2016 is £40,000. From day one, new joiners will be enrolled on our benefits schemes, which include private health insurance and access to a private GP, worldwide travel insurance, life assurance, income protection, interest-free loans, 25 days’ annual leave, pension, access to a city gym and a laptop.

Careers

Our junior consultants are recruited from graduates of the highest calibre across all disciplines. New recruits are given an intensive induction into areas such as the asset finance industry, software development and consultancy skills, before being assigned to a project where they can put their training into practice. Supervised at all times by more experienced consultants, recent joiners will find that the open culture means they also have easy access to senior managers and directors for discussion and guidance. With some help from their colleagues, our newest consultants will be helping to change the way businesses work from the very start of their career.

Locations:

Alfa is established in the UK, US, Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe. As well as working on projects based in London or the surrounding area, you will sometimes be expected to work in European locations during the working week. We also see a steady flow of UK consultants on secondment further afield, so if this sounds like your kind of thing, we can make that happen too.


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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Learning how to code and develop. Have direct influence on a product being used by some of the world's largest institutions. Colleagues are smart and supportive.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work is interesting and never repetitive. The team I work in is great and very relaxed.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

I have real responsibility and am able to ask questions when I need to.
As someone from an engineering background, I satisfy my need to do analytical type work.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Work/life balance is great
- Office culture is great
- Work is challenging and interesting on the whole, there are great opportunities to learn on the job.

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Average end time: 17:30

Average number of working hours: 9.5

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Application Advice:

Be as open and honest as possible, they look for potential rather than previous experience

Interview Advice:

Do your homework on the industry, read the financial statements and work out how this company operates financially

Junior Software Engineer, Product Development at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Application Advice:

Research the asset finance industry, Alfa and software implementation projects.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer questions on asset finance, Alfa and software implementation projects. The interviewers don't expect you to be an expert but expect you to be able to think on your feet and come up with reasonable answers to questions they may ask.

Software Engineer, Product Engineering at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Application Advice:

On LinkedIn, find someone who works at the company and ask about the process! Also, learn about the Asset Finance industry and see if it is an industry you want to work in. The company is great but the industry may not be everyone's cup of tea.

Interview Advice:

They will ask questions, but it is not a grilling so just be yourself.
And ask questions back! It shows you have done your research and are genuinely interested in the company.

Analyst, Implementation at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Interview Advice:

Really know your stuff about the asset finance industry.
Have something you're passionate about, other than academics, that you can talk about and bring to Alfa (e.g. volunteering).

Junior Consultant, Migrations at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Application Advice:

- Research the asset finance industry and how different products are used in the industry.
- Look into software implementation: how long does it take? what stages are there? etc.
- Learn about Alfa, where they operate, the markets they are in and how they implement software.
- Show a passion for technology and learning, which can be based around something you've done in the past or are doing at the moment.

Interview Advice:

- Do your homework: research the asset finance industry and Alfa.
- Be ready for tough questions, both about the industry and about you personally. Research questions that have been asked in the past and generic interview questions so that you are ready.
- Relax. The interviewers are nice people who want to see you do well, so be happy to ask for clarification or any questions you have for them.

Software Engineer, Product Centre (Developer) at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Best:

Perks and events, training, colleagues

Worst:

Limited opportunity for movement into different teams. Told where you will work rather than choosing where you will most enjoy working

Junior Software Engineer, Product Development at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Best:

Great work/life balance and company culture generally.

Worst:

Management can often make unexpected decisions which can impact employee morale.

Software Engineer, Product Engineering at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Best:

The culture is great here and the company does a lot to look after its employees compared to other places I have worked. They have recently re-imagined the company roles and career paths as well and I have a clearer picture of how I might progress moving forward.

Worst:

I don't really have visibility of how pay progresses as I go further in the company.

Analyst, Implementation at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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Best:

- Alfa treat employees very well. This includes a lovely office space with great perks but primarily company events are incredible.

Worst:

- Morale can sometimes take a turn if management make some unexpected decisions.

Software Engineer, Product Centre (Developer) at Alfa Financial Software Limited
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