Alpha FX Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 2 Oct 2019

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Alpha FX Chief Executive Officer Morgan Tillbrook
Morgan Tillbrook
74 Ratings
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  • "Long hours can be tough but encourages you to ensure you stay on top of your life and look after yourself(in 10 reviews)

  • "This job requires more work and commitment than your typical 9 to 5, and it’s a performance-oriented culture which can be high pressured(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A lifetime job!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Paddington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Surrunded by inspirational skilled thinkers and salesmen * Progression and personal / professional development opportunities vast in comparison to every other company I have worked for * Change/ adaption culutre is instant * You have a voice! * Opportunity to very realistically change your life financially * Healthy working environment with access to a gym * Superb events, incentives and trips * You feel you are part of something special that is growing at rapid pace

    Cons

    *Long hours can be tough but encourages you to ensure you stay on top of your life and look after yourself * The first six months can be very daunting and demanding but the reward once you reach the end outweighs the initial pain siginificantly *The job magnifies your personal and professional strengths and weakness instantly so you must be prepared to confront your truth and deal with it quickly!

  2. Helpful (3)

    "An environment that inspires high performance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Settlements 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Recognised and heard from the moment you join and continually throughout your career. With a strong emphasis on culture, which is driven by the CEO and reinforced by each employee, you are surrounded by ambitious and exceptionally talented people from the front to back office. Constantly pushed to reach your potential and given the tools to enable you to reach them. Radical candour can be seen as a negative, however, the flat structure and the ability to speak your mind to all employees creates a positive working environment encouraging an open and honest culture.

    Cons

    It is easy to say the long hours but a few weeks/ months in the hours aren’t an issue and the days fly by.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "An incredible team of people."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Being in a team that genuinely supports and wants the best for one another. Makes such a difference to a working environment. - Constant encouragement and support to push yourself and self improve. - Feedback. It is never sugar coated but I have learnt so much that way.

    Cons

    - Currently in a temporary office for the next couple of months which is not ideal as we have limited space, so looking forward to moving.

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Constant Innovation Engine"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    * Commerical Offering - The brand, the people and the process are far better than i've experienced elsewhere. We compete in league far higher than our size would suggest and often win. The company has strong prospects. *Financial Rewards - Pay is top of the tier in the industry, the compensation scheme is transparent and fair, and is aligned with customer best interest. *Development Potential - I learned more in my first few months here than my previous couple of years combined. The entire process here is based around constant improvement and accountability. *Great working environment - The people are inclusive, passionate about the business and, most importantly, you have a voice in the way things are done.

    Cons

    Long Hours and Total Commitment - Given the potential rewards of success and scope of the development opportunities, it isn't surprising the expectations are high in this area. *Constant Change - Since the company is in a high growth phase and has a start-up mentality, things change often in order to find best practice. You need to be comfortable 'going with flow'.

  5. Helpful (6)

    "A unique working environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Paddington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - A unique working environment where you have the freedom and ownership over what you are working on. - Great culture between all teams - There are high standards across all areas of the business - this keeps you learning and expanding your knowledge base on a daily basis. - Fast paced environment with clear progression for the future.

    Cons

    - The working hours are longer than your typical developer role, but you wish there were more hours in the day! - You will have to make some sacrifices to succeed, but rewards will be given to those who make a difference - Due to the startup mentality, not all processes are perfect - ideas are welcomed for discussion

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  6. Helpful (20)

    "Portfolio Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Unlimited earning potential - What you put in you get out - A true meritocracy - Honest management that deliver what they say they will - A working environment that breeds success

    Cons

    The cons only arise in the job for those that undervalue the opportunity. This job will genuinely change your life if you allow it to.

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  7. Helpful (10)

    "Portfolio Manager"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alpha FX full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The incentives are amazing and the working environment is truly inspiring, they don't just preach professional development they deliver it on an ongoing basis. The leadership have a clear vision and openly share it with all employees promoting a fantastic culture of winning together. The remuneration is very competitive and works on a portfolio basis, enabling significant earning potential.

    Cons

    This is not a con as such, but to manage expectations, Alpha's management and employees have high expectations for new starters. Yes it is fun and exciting while remaining highly professional, but you need to put in a lot of hard work and effort to reap the rewards, especially in the early days. If you are going into a dealing/broker role, then remember it is a long-term investment, work hard now and you will see the fruits.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Head of Settlements in Windsor, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alpha FX for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with an ambitious team who create a pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    I believe there is no cons to working at Alpha

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