Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
80 Reviews
3.0
80 Reviews
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Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The firm values and rewards initiative and hard work (in 3 reviews)

  • If you find a way to impress senior management, it could make your experience there a really good one (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours but pays off in the end (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected and the benefits package leaves much to be desired - no 401k match, what (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    CHEAP company, but with pockets of great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    There are some truly excellent people working there. You can learn a lot. It's a great way to break into finance. If you're in IT, you can pretty do what you want so long as it works. Hours are regular.

    Cons

    VERY cheap company. Forget about decent bonuses or salary increases. A lot of politics. CEO is reputed to be very abusive (though I can't speak from experience). If they're going to fire you, expect it right before you get your annual bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and you'll get more from them in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good as long as you don't get into anybody's space

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for the work produced.

    Cons

    very few promotions , salary increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary; lots of work; hands off management

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, disorganization; lack of caring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Working Environment

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work enviornment, helpful co-workers and superiors, company is devoted to philanthropy and encourages workers to participate.

    Cons

    A lot of work at once, not many training opportunities for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be extremely valuable to incorporate a training program for new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced and high energy place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with, enjoy the high energy of the place. Always work to be done so not bored at all.

    Cons

    Making themselves very lean lately, so not always enough people in certain areas left to get work done promptly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews need to be done better.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag for IT professionals

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is very exciting and entrepreneurial which is great as a resume builder. The bonuses can be sizable.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is no review process so IT professionals don't receive raises. Bonuses are tied to your division's performance and unfortunately IT professionals aren't connected to the decision making process in management so bonuses are really out of your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a review process for IT staff and add a merit based salary increase policy to help retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Vice President

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Independence
    People
    Culture
    Freedom over schedule
    Business Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of vision and coordination

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not perfect but great company with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company/freedom
    Global platform
    Friendly and experienced employees

    Cons

    Large workload, hard work and long hours
    Salary generally below street and bonus comp structure not ideal
    Can be difficult and take a while to get things done internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Welcoming and encouraging

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are kind and very helpful. Even the stricter ones only motivate others to be efficient and work hard. It is a great atmosphere that I would definitely recommend. Very dignified and professional. I am proud to work here.

    Cons

    Not enough support for the marketing team. There is no marketing team in London and ours is often spread thin trying to help them as well as do the work for NY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you can work independently. No formal Process involved once initial authorization provided. you can learn new stuff. lot of technologies are being used here.

    Cons

    No work life balance. No flexibility in working hours. benefits are not good. no rise in salaries. Bonus components are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the flexibility in working hours and productivity will increase a lot. I saw lots of iteration in finance department and it increase the cost of the company. Direct cost may not be high. But Cantor has huge indirect cost and causing the productivity loss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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