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7 September 2018

What is it like working with clients or customers at Alpha FX?

Pros

Some impressive members of the team

Cons

- Working hours beyond ridiculous - You don't need to work 12+ hours every day as well as be expected to work weekends to be successful in this industry. - Anything said in confidence to senior members of staff in meetings will be relayed immediately to Morgan (CEO) and used against you. Often resulting in a sacking. One must keep any negative feelings to oneself or risk being apprehended, not too dissimilar to those speaking out against the regime in North Korea - People will be hired from other companies solely for their book of clients, then sacked for "not fitting in with the culture" - In my time there I saw complete databases of direct competitors which could only have been obtained by former employees of said competitors. - Avoid working over the weekend at your peril - You will be lambasted for lack of effort. - Every single negative review on Glassdoor has been pushed down the list by fake reviews highlighting the positive aspects of the company - The CEO even asked people to write reviews in order to push down the negative ones. - If the CEO or his inner circle don't take to you after day 1, your days are immediately numbered; no matter how much money you may make them. - Large deals are done by members of staff then that member will be sacked before they are paid. - Tread very very carefully when considering employment here; you will be sold the dream but churned out faster than you could ever imagine; without rights and pay. Some great people there but a career in this industry is more enjoyable elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Treat people like human beings. That includes new starters not just those who have made you bundles of cash over the last few years. It is really a disgrace how easily people are sacked without notice pay and badmouthed after they have left. You couldn't be more two faced if you tried.

People will be hired from other companies solely for their book of clients, then sacked for "not fitting in with the culture"

7 September 2018

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19 February 2020

What is the work environment like at Alpha FX?

Pros

Alpha is publicly listed in the UK and has a proven track record of success. Being part of their first overseas office and applying this proven business model to a new market means a tremendous opportunity. While being at Alpha I’ve personally had the opportunity to travel to the UK twice and also attend a ski trip in France in my first year here. In terms of culture. Alpha emphasizes: integrity, hard-work, constant learning, curiosity, physical activity, and resilience among many other variables which foster a high-performance work environment.

Cons

None that I can think of. However, Alpha may not be the place for you if aren’t ready to truly put in the work and bring your A-Game everyday. With any opportunity that provides continual learning, progression, and life changing experiences, the expectations are great - but the rewards are even greater.

Advice to Management

Mark and Max genuinely want you to be successful - not only at Alpha but in your personal life. Keep up the great work and hiring the right people and the results will continue to come.

performance work environment.

19 February 2020

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23 August 2020

How is the office food at Alpha FX?

Pros

Nice offices, handy to the station, free breakfast and coffee - that’s it !!

Cons

The company believes it owns its employees the standard 5 day week is equivalent to 6 days anywhere else! 8-6 which is a long day, however much more is expected - realistically a 7-7 day is required. The office environment is very stressful as the ethos is not one of a team rather it is to pit employees against each other in an attempt to get them to achieve. There is a blame and fire culture. There is an underlying tone of employees backstabbing about each other. Loyalty to the company is expected but it certainly does not flow the other way. Regularly employees last only days or weeks. This is not restricted to sales but is right across the board including in finance, customer services and compliance. There is poor leadership and management in places which permits favouritism. Criticism of the Alpha way is frowned upon even when you are trying to improve things. Offers its high fliers a share in the company however so many requirements attached not worth anything other than a trick to keep people there. Offers the potential of bonus - that is just a lie! The carrot of a ski trip on offer but unless you are a favourite you haven’t a hope of getting there! Frankly it is a dreadful place to work!

Advice to Management

Sort out your management!

Nice offices, handy to the station, free breakfast and coffee

23 August 2020

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4 September 2019

What are working conditions like at Alpha FX?

Pros

I feel lucky to be part of a team that is so successful and driven yet maintains such humility. Yes we work hard, but that makes it so much more satisfying when we reach our targets or goals and celebrate as a team. As a woman who was new to FX I was nervous to join a highly male dominated industry, but Alpha are just as invested in women’s career growth as they are in anyone who has aspiration and drive. It feels good to be part of a company where senior management care about all the individuals in the firm and everyone wants you to be successful and will give you all the resources to do so, it’s like a family. The new office is a visual representation of Alpha’s culture and shows what can be achieved by the company, it has an in house barber and a gym which I can see being the start of a trend across many companies.

Cons

The hours are longer than the average, which means sometimes I feel like I miss out on meeting up with friends in the evenings. But you get used to it and now I really don’t mind it.

Advice to Management

With the business growing as quickly as it is and will continue to be, to not allow the culture to be diluted.

The new office is a visual representation of Alpha’s culture and shows what can be achieved by the company, it has an in house barber and a gym which I can see being the start of a trend across many companies.

4 September 2019

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10 March 2019

What kind of work are different roles expected to perform at Alpha FX?

Pros

This is a great place to learn and grow as a developer. You get an incredible level of freedom with projects, allowing you to use any tool at your disposal as long as you can justify it. This level of freedom comes with a lot more responsibility than in your typical developer role, but an environment like this is infinitely preferable to an overly restrictive and prescribed way of doing things. The projects you work on vary massively in scope, size and the area of the business you are involved in. This variety is very refreshing compared to other roles where you can end up pigeonholed as a developer that deals with one specific business function/area. There is also a generous bonus structure, which is always good!

Cons

As other reviewers have mentioned, working hours are longer than usual and this can take some getting used to. However, you are compensated for this which I feel is fair.

Advice to Management

In the time I've been at Alpha the tech team has changed considerably for the better. I would say to continue to drive this change and not fall back into less effective ways of working, while still maintaining the culture.

The projects you work on vary massively in scope, size and the area of the business you are involved in.

10 March 2019

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