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GFI Group Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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GFI Group Chairman and CEO Mickey Gooch
Mickey Gooch
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  1.  

    Overall enjoyable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT in New York, NY

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people and teamwork; significant accomplishments.

    Cons

    flawed decision-making & extremely poor communication by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking your people for granted and 'brokering' them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Group

    Pros

    Most people are good. Sometimes flexible.

    Cons

    Way too laid back. Not much growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun in the good times...but aren't they all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker
    Current Employee - Broker

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family-like, casual environment that is highly competitive - being a broker is great if you're into thinking on your feet and making good money, while being able to socialise with colleagues and clients.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected and middle management is generally useless. Company has cut corners with reduced benefits and perks over the last decade, and morale is at an all time low. High staff turnover in the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending time on your personal entertainment (and pretending it's for work) and start paying attention to how your middle managers are running your business. There's a reason why talented people keep leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker
    Former Employee - Broker

    I worked at GFI Group

    Pros

    Great Tech, innovative management, good work environment, International presence with ambition to go out more. Great tech allows you to get into products you normally wouldn't see.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst payout structure in the Street. If you have good clients look away at other shops before going to them. GFI feels its because of GFI that you are successful and not because of your relationships. If they offer you stock options, run. Pay a good money for a lawyer before you sign their contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have lost some good employees that have left and gone on to make incredibly more money because of your low payouts. Bump it up and they will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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