BGC Partners Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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BGC Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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  1. .

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

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people to work with in the it department

    Cons

    it all depends on the person

    Advice to Management

    .....................................................................................


  2. Don't stay too long, really

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at BGC Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Hours are somewhat normal. Health benefits are good.

    Cons

    Little or no pay raises. Bonus's are typically RSU's. Unhelpful co workers are allowed to remain that way. Some managers really don't have a clue. Customer support for external clients is sometimes poor - BGC is a vendor but thinks they are a bank. Some juniors or recent hires have higher salaries than their superiors, sad. Get your two years and go.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your dedicated employees and weed out the slackers.


  3. nice company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BGC Partners

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

    Pros

    nice people nice team and culture

    Cons

    not very stable when team is change


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  5. Broker

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

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some decent managers and the company is growing exponentially.
    The rank and file workers really do their best in a very hostile environment.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is lousy. From the top flowing down hill is a shout down mentality. There is rarely positive communication with senior management. A sense of fear prevails, which squashes the ability to succeed.
    The pay out schedule is reminiscent of some of the best ponzi schemes out there....

    Advice to Management

    While much of your strategies are working, you treatment of your employees is horrible. Your non producer bonuses are laughable.


  6. Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BGC Partners

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast for brokers, international firm

    Cons

    Poor management, poor compensation, they don't care much about back-office people.


  7. Vastly changing business

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broker
    Former Employee - Broker

    I worked at BGC Partners (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Office culture is great if you like the open trading floors
    -Quarterly bonuses if your desk is productive
    -growth opportunities if you are lucky to be on the right desk

    Cons

    -Very little growth opportunity for younger employees because of the shift in focusing on electronic trading platforms
    -disconnect with upper management

    Advice to Management

    -Be clear to your employees on the direction of the company and the decisions that are made


  8. Some great people

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

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The brokers are great (majority)

    Lighthearted, relaxed environment

    Casual Fridays

    Cons

    Disorganized management

    Zero communication

    Inconsiderate to temp employees


  9. very nice place.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BGC Partners

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people very nice place. lot of relationship

    Cons

    none very nice place. lot of relationship

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work


  10. BGC Partners

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

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Are good to you when times are good.

    Cons

    Not willing to stick with you through the tough times. Prefer to bring new people in than developed internally.


  11. Good hours, too much disrespect.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Celina, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Celina, TX

    I have been working at BGC Partners part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good hours and fair pay.

    Cons

    Slow to give any raises, and the training is very poor. You better ask questions because they won't tell you otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and maybe you'll have more staff.



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