Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
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Pros
  • Fixed Income business is only 7-8 years old, and essentially feels like a start up in many regards (in 4 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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  1. Great Company- Great People

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management and easy going atmosphere

    Cons

    If you're not in the 'IN CROWD' its tough to move

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Cheap as they can get away with.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The less you make, the less you pay for health insurance.

    Cons

    No 401k match, bare bones minimum for all else. Pay is largely restricted stock even for the lowest paid employees.

    Advice to Management

    Anyone switching companies to come work here needs to ask for as much of a pay bump as possible before they start. This is the only way to make up for the lousy benefits and meager raises. It's not a great place for people who both 1) work hard AND 2) expect to see that hard work reflected in their overall comp increases or benefits.


  3. Revolving doors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    You can leave work at 4pm. If you make money, payout is generous.

    Cons

    Revolving door atmosphere, no clear strategy, no clear balance sheet size allocated to each trader, no clear risk limit.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear on goals and constants, invest in research and technology, have a strategy that goes beyond the quarter-end.


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  5. DIrector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Eat what you kill work place.

    Cons

    Too much of what you kill is eaten by Howard.

    Advice to Management

    Run the partnership like a partnership.


  6. Great experience, good pay

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    Former Employee - Cmbs Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cmbs Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Competitive Pay -Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    -Very intense and demanding working culture -Long hours


  7. AVP

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    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

    Pros

    Great exposure to C suite and knowledge

    Cons

    Lack direction and rotating door


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor experience working out of a Satellite office for the CCRE team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    potential for fairly high compensation and bonus

    Cons

    lack of guidance, expectations not made clear - my team posted an opening to replace me only a week or so after i had started

    Advice to Management

    more firmed processes/standards for satellite office employees


  9. opportunity at Cantor

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    cross product potential flat organization name recognition with clients

    Cons

    legal drives business inflexibility in compensation structure

    Advice to Management

    work to support and build businesses


  10. Helpful (1)

    Managing Director - Equity Derivatives Research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that come to mind.

    Cons

    Sleazy management, constant changes of strategy, poor pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  11. Had a great experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely was a good company to work for, great atmosphere and hard-working group of individuals.

    Cons

    Lacking internship structure, more training necessary

    Advice to Management

    More on campus events to gain interest!



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