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"A friendly and company to work for, but far from meritocracy"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

- Friendly colleagues
 - Good pay/hours
 - Middle management generally takes good care of your welfare

Cons

- Appraisal process is poor
 - Limited opportunities to influence career direction
 - Business (as apposed to technical) skills are undervalued

Advice to Management

Re-assess performance review process

Other Employee Reviews for Alfa

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun technical company with a good work / life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alfa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly community
    - Technically strong group
    - Great social life
    - Good work / life balance
    - Opportunity to travel
    - Charity work

    Cons

    - Large legacy of software which can be difficult to learn


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It's ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alfa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great as a young graduate, if you want to travel a bit and try out a few different things, mix up a bit of software development and client engagement, drink a lot, make some good friends.

    CHP will be around for a long long time. The business model works, the market is there and we're positioned well within it.

    Cons

    Not so great if you want to be a bit more settled while also being challenged and engaged on a daily basis. After 5/6 years (less for some) it can get a bit 'samey' especially when the same old frustrations come back to haunt you again and again.

    Don't be sold on necessarily becoming a pure business analyst. There will definitely be plenty software development on the cards for you.

    Don't be sold on necessarily becoming a pure software developer. This is something you *can* do and it's a pro that this is an option, however, this is where some of the repeating frustrations kick in.

    Plenty of politics and a clique or two. Great if you're in with the cliques. Not terrible if you're not.

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