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Smart and engaging people, very challenging environment to work in

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

I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tremendous ability to learn and grow in your role, fantastic teammates and support group, significant responsibility from a very early on. More team-oriented culture vs. other big banks.

Cons

Can be very long hours sitting behind a desk in a somewhat stressful environment.

Advice to Management

Upper management can be more transparent about the future growth and direction of the company, and can continue to improve their internal communications about positive company-related news.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Shark Tank, Largely Filled With Guppies

    • 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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Huge payouts and treated like royalty IF you were an equity sales trader that happen to have a killer account package.

    Cons

    Management created a highly political environment that rewarded focus on near-term revenue at the expense of long-term opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    The traditional business (sales/trading) is dying (if not dead) - so stop trying to hold onto it like it's something sacred. Kill it yourself and find the right path forward.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Entrepreneurial sink-or-swim culture, great place to learn if you are self-motivated

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cantor is a medium/small sized firm compared to other bulge bracket firms, with a very entrepreneurial 'sink-or-swim' culture. As a mid-level employee, you have a lot of exposure to senior management, majority of whom are extremely smart, driven, and well-connected professionals. The amount of diverse experience I have accumulated over the last 1.5 years has kept me intellectually and professionally challenged - every day is different!

    The firm is well-known in the U.S., and proactively looking for opportunities to go organically and through acquisition, internationally and across fixed income, equities and investment banking.

    The CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Shawn Matthews, is well-liked and respected in the industry, and within the firm. There are so many long-term (10+ year) employees who genuinely enjoy working with him.

    Cons

    There are some long hours, but very similar to other investment banks (according to friends in the industry). You have to be extremely self-motivated to be able to survive here. This is NOT a firm where lazies can sit around, leave at 5PM and do minimal work while collecting a big bonus. There is little to no “fat”, but it means every person has more responsibility than counterparts at other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more positive news to all staff on a more regular basis, and more professional development/training opportunities. Better health insurance coverage, and training programs for employees in every office.

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