GFI Group Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Not bad but should not stay for too long

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

    I have been working at GFI Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team - quite a few talented folks. Reasonable work hours and load.

    Cons

    Bad benefits. No 401 K match or pension or whatsoever. Health insurance is getting worse every year.

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexible work schedule, such as work from home and flexible work hours


  2. Not Bad and Not Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GFI Group

    Pros

    Pay, Location, Hours, People, Dress Code

    Cons

    Misc Fees (Bloomberg, etc), Too Big, Too Slow to Enact Change, Too many levels between brokers and management


  3. Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable hours Good people to work with Will pay for Series 7, Series 63, and Series 3 exams for incoming trainees as well as exam prep classes

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction from superiors Slow process in moving up the chain Benefits could be better


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    Gopher work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at GFI Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, work-life balance, employees are great

    Cons

    Not really challenging, training issues, unstructured, below competitive rate

    Advice to Management

    Create an structured internship program


  6. ok

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    high salary high pay high OT

    Cons

    no personal life, bad office enviroment

    Advice to Management

    more time for employee


  7. Fenics Employee

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of great things about working under GFI. Particular, I love my coworkers, the benefits (health,dental,life, commuter discount, company teams, pizza parties) and the area that I work it. I also like that the upper management tries to keep you in the loop of what's going on in the company.

    Cons

    Like mentioned in other reviews, salary isn't that great, and upper management seems more concerned about miniscule things, such as making sure you stay the full 8.5 hours a day. I want to say a good portion of my meetings involved matching our timesheets to GFI's timesheet, but nothing was really said or done to fix it.


  8. A job, not a career

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Not a career, a job.

    Advice to Management

    Take it private


  9. Just an o k experience.

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    community, laid back, good coworkers

    Cons

    unprofessional, unorganized, dysfunctional, poor/sloppy HR


  10. I great place to work.

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

    I have been working at GFI Group

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and a great place for an aggressive broker to make a very good wage. great location on wall

    Cons

    can be very aggressive and a tough place for a shy


  11. Good company and great work environment but not much room to grow.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support in New York, NY

    I worked at GFI Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility in the area I worked to take care of personal things and, for instance, leave work early was great. The camaraderie between all the workers in my group was great also. The work environment was always professional but never stuffy or too strict. My managers were a pleasure to work for.

    Cons

    There was not much work to occupy my time, and the possibilities for advancement or leadership development were very slim. If you're a hard charger looking to really move up, then this might not be the company. However, GFI is a Wall Street company and did experience layoffs during the recent downtown. That certainly contributed to a lack of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More regular work feedback would be useful as well as perhaps a career roadmap of sorts. If the position doesn't provide much room for growth, it is important to communicate that to the interviewee.



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