We believe that when we put our people first, they will put our clients first, and our clients will therefore put us first. With this in mind, we provide an accelerated career path, where associates have the opportunity to become managers and then vice president sooner than other companies. We invest heavily in our professional development team; from day one, we have a rigorous onboarding program to fully support our new joiner classes. The team also provides career guidance support and continuous training for everyone in the firm throughout their AlphaSights lifecycle (including a 50-hour manager bootcamp). Each team at AlphaSights has budget to attend conferences and speaker events to pursue their interests and continue their personal development.
We also want to make sure you enjoy your time in the office so we offer free yoga every Monday, a wellness room with foam rollers available, and discounts to multiple fitness facilities. Our kitchens are fully stocked with healthy fruits, snacks, and beverages and we subsidize lunches three days a week. AlphaSights provides free bagels and breakfast sandwiches once a month, organized by our dedicated Office Experience team who ensures that the office is a fun and productive place to work every day. We work with top technology and equipment options including standing and seated desks and yoga ball chairs.
We like to celebrate our successes together and often so we provide a budget for monthly team events and the occasional offsite. Most recently, our Software Engineering team had an offsite in Lisbon, Portugal. We also have many different affinity groups that all employees are welcome to join. These include the Women's Initiative Network (WIN), Charity House, Brand Ambassadors, and 3 company sports teams (soccer, softball, and basketball).
AlphaSights values philanthropy in and beyond its local communities. Knowledge for Good, our social impact unit, partners with select nonprofits to offer our services at no or low cost. Charity House assists in selecting AlphaSights' charity partner for the quarter, and our advisors are able to donate some or all of their compensation to our charity partner or the charity of their choice.