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5 English reviews out of 5

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14 January 2021

Pros

Having worked at Alpha a little over 2 years, I can truly say I have loved every second of it. The culture is fantastic. Not only does it focus on the team as a whole, but each individual as well. Everyone works together towards a common goal, celebrate each other’s achievements and give honest and helpful feedback to help you improve. The leadership team is inspiring yet very approachable. Expectations are very high, but also fair. Going the extra mile is always recognised and rewarded. You can expect progression if you are willing to put the work in. You are encouraged not only to work hard but also to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We have a gym which you are able to use at any point during the day, and a fully stocked bar to help unwind on a Friday (before COVID!).

Cons

As a fast growth company, some areas have been stretched at times but this has already been sorted and your work is always recognised and appreciated.

The leadership team is inspiring yet very approachable.

14 January 2021

Reviewed by: Settlements in Paddington, England (Current Employee)

5 December 2020

Pros

There is not one pro to consider.

Cons

- Extremely poor leadership in the Canadian division. The people running the Canadian office are from another firm (Global Reach) and fail to promote the values that represent Alpha in the UK. Morgan, if you’re reading this you should recognize the damage they are doing to your name and the business you’ve built. - A culture of fear and hate. Homophobia and racism run rampant within the Canadian office. Management reinforces and promotes these values as the norm. For example, a black employee closed a massive deal which was celebrated with an email to the company. One of the Senior Partners then responded to the email with a picture of a piece of fried chicken. - You are coerced daily to side with management rather than having your own opinion. If you have your own opinion, you’re quickly shown the door. - Lies. You are promised that this is a life changing opportunity, but realistically only two people have been there longer than a year. The money promised is a lie. - Your success is dependent upon management closing deals. If they can’t close, it’s blamed on you and they fail to take responsibility. - Management is trying to get back to the UK as fast as possible and doesn’t care about developing individuals. They only care about themselves. - Reviews on Glass Door don’t accurately display what is happening in the Canadian office. You are forced to write fake reviews to make the company look good. Every positive review on here is fake and employees were forced to write them. - Management takes pride in the amount of turnover they have. After people are let go, they are crucified with comments and degraded with racial, homophobic, and xenophobic slurs. - A “healthy” lifestyle is promoted, but there’s nothing healthy about working 70 hours a week. - Toxic work environment. When management uses the word “retard” to describe clients, employees, and prospects without hesitation you know something’s wrong with the environment.

Advice to Management

Just admit to Morgan that you two are in over your heads and stop destroying his brand. Stop allowing racism and harassment in your office. Hold each other accountable rather than blaming it on your team. Stop degrading Canadian culture. Stop lying to prospects and clients. Stop using sexist, homophobic and racist language. You’ve been here this long and can’t create a high performing team. Canadians aren’t the problem, you are. If you’re considering a career at Alpha FX Canada, duck and run.

Extremely poor leadership in the Canadian division.

5 December 2020

Reviewed by: Portfolio Manager in Toronto, ON (Former Employee)

17 September 2018

Pros

Driven and determined CEO Pure profit focus Market environment favours the firm Life lessons

Cons

Ethics & Culture - Boiler Room, Pressurised Selling, Last-Looks Misogynistic, Despotic, Totalitarian Having seen the previous reviews I felt compelled to attest to the poor ratings. It is somewhat gratifying to know that others experienced similar levels of malpractice. Bravado is rife; 'You are only as good as your weakest link'. Drawing parallels to the tapes from Stratton Oakmont. Climate is toxic, no regard for any ethical behaviour; pure and relentless thirst for clients, volumes and margins. Bumping FX to the unaware. Job applicants - be very wary. Clients - shop elsewhere. Avoid this pipe-dream.

Driven and determined CEO

17 September 2018

Reviewed by: Sales in Windsor, South East England, England (Former Employee)

18 February 2019

Pros

There really aren't any pros. I think this was the worst company I worked for.

Cons

Unfortunately, one team leader is incompetent and has poor soft skills. His flatulence is very inappropriate and he thinks he's funny. Management is more concerned about appearance rather than being productive. If you want to work here you will be expected to get in at 7:30am or 8:00am, even though, during the interview they might tell you to get in at 9am. In reality they expect you to work from 7am to 9pm even if there are no real reasons for it. Sometimes they will ask you to work during the weekend because they say they are “bleeding” money. Oh and if at the end of all those long hours, you end up being unproductive, exhausted or sick (I became sick after a few weeks), they don’t care. On regular days, if you want to leave at 6pm, be prepared the next day for them to scold you how you should have stayed longer hours without getting paid for it. They also like to praise they have an “open door policy” where anyone can go and talk to the CEO but that is not true at all. Within my first week, I was asking questions to my other team members on why things are done in a certain way, if the targets were feasible and if things were being done correctly. Within a few hours management intimidated me into stop asking questions. And every time someone leaves the company, someone will bid them farewell with the song “Another one bites the dust” by Queen. You won’t be missed.

Unfortunately, one team leader is incompetent and has poor soft skills.

18 February 2019

Reviewed by: Software Developer in London, England (Former Employee)

18 February 2019

Pros

There really aren't any pros. I think this was the worst company I worked for.

Cons

Unfortunately, one team leader is incompetent and has poor soft skills. His flatulence is very inappropriate and he thinks he's funny. Management is more concerned about appearance rather than being productive. If you want to work here you will be expected to get in at 7:30am or 8:00am, even though, during the interview they might tell you to get in at 9am. In reality they expect you to work from 7am to 9pm even if there are no real reasons for it. Sometimes they will ask you to work during the weekend because they say they are “bleeding” money. Oh and if at the end of all those long hours, you end up being unproductive, exhausted or sick (I became sick after a few weeks), they don’t care. On regular days, if you want to leave at 6pm, be prepared the next day for them to scold you how you should have stayed longer hours without getting paid for it. They also like to praise they have an “open door policy” where anyone can go and talk to the CEO but that is not true at all. Within my first week, I was asking questions to my other team members on why things are done in a certain way, if the targets were feasible and if things were being done correctly. Within a few hours management intimidated me into stop asking questions. And every time someone leaves the company, someone will bid them farewell with the song “Another one bites the dust” by Queen. You won’t be missed.

His flatulence is very inappropriate and he thinks he's funny.

18 February 2019

Reviewed by: Software Developer in London, England (Former Employee)

5 English reviews out of 5