BGC Partners
2.2 of 5 26 reviews
www.bgcpartners.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great place to land if you want to establish or re-establish your career, terrible long term

Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsThis place hires relatively young people and relatively old away from larger firms who want a big pay bump for middle or back office jobs. It will also take a chance on the laid-off. So great if you need a jump in pay or just a job. For like two years.

ConsAfter two years you realize that for you and EVERYONE ELSE in the back or middle office, you first year total comp is basically your total comp forever. They NEVER give raises or big bonuses to ANYONE who is not a revenue generator no matter how hard or little you work. So you end up with 3 kinds of people who have worked here 2+ years: those who quite and find a new job, those who work JUST hard enough to NOT get fired, and the bitter ones. There are no other types here.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey will never listen or care. I know, I have heard it from the horse's mouth. But what they obviously should do is give higher raises and/or bonuses to the hard workers and fire the lazy ones, and do nothing for the middle ones. But here all three get the same, good year or bad. While the top execs, per company filings, make far more than execs at any of their peer companies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Waste of time and energy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time for less than a year


    Pros: If you know who to please and be a yes… Cons: Tech Management harbors nepotism and does not wish to make tough calls to ensure better work environment. Talks a lot about changing but does not… Advice to Senior Management: Learn to hold mid level managers/leads accountable for their deliverables. Mid level managers run their departments like… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Balanced Work/Life Culture

    Senior Developer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at BGC Partners


    Pros: Compensation is very good and gets better if you also add the facts of relaxed working hours of 9 to 5 for most of the… Cons: Getting to work on writing systems from scratch is next to none. Most of the time, the resources are directed to upgrade the existing code… Advice to Senior Management: Be brave when it comes to dealing with London and also spend… More
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