GFI Group

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.5 22 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

GFI Group Chairman and CEO Mickey Gooch

Mickey Gooch

(13 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I loved it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy schedule was flexible and I really enjoyed all of the people who worked there. It was a fun atmosphere.

    ConsNo raise after a considerable time working there and I didn't like the way I was laid off

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    Quality people and fun place to work

    Vice President - Cash Equities (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIf you have many client contacts, the pay is very competitive and better than some of the peer BDs you will encounter. The People & Work Environment are great. It is a fun place to work

    ConsResearch, Professional Development, Cross-Training/Exposure to multiple desks and products

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore exposure & understanding traders have to other products the more knowledgeable they are when talking to their existing clients which could lead to cross selling or new GFI business across multiple desks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great environment and learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits, perks and environment to work at. Great place to learn and have your first position and establish yourself.

    Conslots of traveling, none defined training so it depends on your manager if youll move up. The person that trains you might be a moron and you still have to listen to them.

    Advice to Senior Managementhave a better training program, 401k and more integration amongst employees. Also have the cleaning staff really clean the place.

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    Great place to work, if you are not particular about career growth

    Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWork is challenging, and you are allowed to experiment with technology (within limits). Get to wear multiple hats during SDLC and found majority of the colleagues to be very technically competent. Overall great environment to work in.

    ConsAs with any other small company, opportunities to move up the corporate ladder are slim to nothing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould move away from flat structure, it's not working. I don't think upper management recognizes this fact. Team leads need to be specified explicitly and recognized, rather than hoping for someone to raise-up and take charge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Junior Consultant (Former Employee) Lisbon (Portugal)

    ProsNice place to start your career, they give you a nice support and point you the right way

    Conshigher management is too much disconnected with everyone else, middle management is ok, but it's hard for them to actually change anything,

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should be more honest, direct and piratical.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad!

    E-commerce (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsIts fun, good location close to Liverpool St, possibility to move through the different products and learn, big investment and technology. Good salary and holidays.

    ConsBrokers don't like screens, some management only supports it from when it starts to be profitable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementComunicate more with middle management. Some of you have to look at the bigger picture, you have to sow before you collect the fruits...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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