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30 March 2020

What is the salary like at Alpha FX?

Pros

Alpha employs talented, hardworking people who give back to their environment, and it shows. From top to bottom, employees are welcoming and supportive, and are genuinely happy to celebrate your success. The team in Toronto is smaller, is very tight knit, and comes with the buzzing excitement of a Startup with the resources of a medium cap PLC behind it. Days are busy but fast paced; the week goes by very quickly. My colleagues are people that I can learn from, people that I know care about the work they do, and most importantly people I want to have beers with at the end of the week! I highly respect upper management's leadership style. Everything comes down to meritocracy. Questions/learning are highly encouraged, and there is a ton of support for new hires. Mark Stuart, Managing Director, my direct boss is a great example of this. He wants the best for the team, and it shows through his dedication and support. He gives constructive criticism where it’s needed, and just as importantly gives praise where it's deserved. Where we have had differences of opinions, Mark is always candid and open to new opinions despite being the boss. The office is in a Wework: open-ish concept, friendly neighbors, ergonomic desks, stocked kitchen, 2-minute walk from Osgoode station. We are moving to the brand-new WeWork at 357 Bay St soon... if it ever opens! Competitive base salary, benefits, and uncapped commission. Obviously, this job is not for everyone, but for me working at Alpha has been absolutely life changing.

Cons

Hard work/long hours; This was made clear in my interview process; there is an abundance of opportunity offered at alpha, but it is expected that you work your hardest. Hard work is a staple of Alpha culture, and it is easier to work hard when upper management leads by example. If you are looking to clock in/clock out at the bell, this job is not for you.

Advice to Management

Advice to management: Mark and Max have been instrumental to both my personal and career development. Keep up the support for PMs!

Competitive base salary, benefits, and uncapped commission.

30 March 2020

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22 December 2020

What are other benefits and incentives like at Alpha FX?

Pros

None, potentially compensation if able to close deal in over commoditized industry

Cons

- faulty hiring process with plenty of white lies and half truths - long hours with lying about it in the interview process. Not 9-6 not even 7-7 because if you don't work on weekend you're not working enough - toxic office culture with no team atmosphere and backstabbing. Either their truth or you are out - most of the negative reviews on glassdoor ARE TRUE - management and small group (about 5) are the only ones really happy with this place and berate the rest of the team - do not try to bring new ides or even worse, question the way things are done (even when they can be improved)

Advice to Management

Hope you realize you have disrupted many talented peoples careers. stop lying and making your marketing team fabricate all this reviews on glassdoor. So be more transparent about your toxic culture before bringing anyone on board

None, potentially compensation if able to close deal in over commoditized industry

22 December 2020

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19 September 2019

Does Alpha FX have an on site gym?

Pros

Friendly and supportive people at all levels of the company. Given the opportunity to work on a great and challenging project. Very nice state of the art office and onsite gym.

Cons

It's a fast growing company and sometimes pressure is high on the young (new) technology team

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Very nice state of the art office and onsite gym.

19 September 2019

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11 May 2019

What is a typical working day like at Alpha FX?

Pros

A company with a clear mission. Great people and culture. From the front office to the back office staff, full of exceptionally talented people.

Cons

No real cons but be prepared to work extremely hard, with late evenings and often working weekends at the start.

No real cons but be prepared to work extremely hard, with late evenings and often working weekends at the start.

11 May 2019

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27 November 2020

What are meetings like at Alpha FX?

Pros

I recently joined Alpha as a CS grad and my experience has been great so far. - The interview process felt incredibly personable, and even during the tech assessment, I felt like I was being encouraged to find correct solutions rather than being judged for not jumping to a perfect answer. - The onboarding process was very smooth - lots of meetings with different members of the company, learning about Alpha as a business, their history and long-term goals, etc. - I can't speak on all the tech teams, but the team I have joined have been amazing in incorporating the new graduates into the team, and I feel comfortable approaching any colleague if I need assistance with a ticket. - The culture is great for people who are hungry to learn and want to push themselves. - Again, for my team specifically, they are using an incredibly modern and interesting tech stack, which just fuels the desire to learn and progress as an engineer. - Communication channels seem quite open, with members of all levels of seniority able to have fair and honest conversations with each other.

Cons

The only con would be the work hours - if you were looking for a standard 9-5 then this may not be the place for you.

- The onboarding process was very smooth - lots of meetings with different members of the company, learning about Alpha as a business, their history and long-term goals, etc.

27 November 2020

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