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Alfa Overview

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London, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1990
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
€50 to €100 million (EUR) per year
Unknown

Alfa Reviews

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Alfa CEO Andrew Denton
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  • "Old fashioned city company with limited growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alfa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Teaching grads from any background to code
    Good starting salary for grads, but slow increases
    Made some good friends while I worked there

    Cons

    The tech stack is very old and deskills staff
    Virtually have no career progression opportunities for midlevel/senior staff
    The managers are very old fashioned and are people who are only promoted because they have been there 10+ years
    The old boys club at the top blocks changes and new ideas
    Very slow changing company
    The majority of roles have very little consulting and do not match the job spec that they present to candidates
    A lot of staff is demotivated since the work is uninteresting and the whole platform is legacy

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the company like an old boys club and actually make some real changes otherwise more staff will leave!
    Listen to developers and modernise the stack and dev practices!

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Alfa Photos

Alfa photo of: Go karting - a company favourite
Alfa photo of: Our reception
Alfa photo of: Our top floor cafe - Moor
Alfa photo of: Quad biking on a company meeting day
Alfa photo of: Learning how to race dragon boats
Alfa photo of: Dragon boat racing on a company meeting day
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Alfa Interviews

Experience

Experience
64%
21%
15%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
75%
13%
3%
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Difficulty

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Alfa (London, England (UK)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    A 20 minute telephone interview. Ran through a few of my motivations and then mainly focused on the company. Required detailed knowledge of the company as well as what asset finance is. Unfortunately, they didn't call on the right day as HR messed up the dates somehow.

    Interview Questions

    • What is asset finance?
      Why use asset finance?
      Do you know the companies that we deal with?   Answer Question
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Alfa Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Silver Award, Investors in People, 2016
  • Best Companies One Star, Best Companies, 2018
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