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Strong culture, entrepreneurial and rewarding

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Current Employee - Senior Managing Director  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Managing Director in New York, NY

I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

For the finance professional with superior client relationships and market experience. Very entrepreneurial firm, flat structure and notable commission platform. Sales force have the ability to dictate what they get paid, if they are willing to put in the time. Fixed Income business is only 7-8 years old, and essentially feels like a start up in many regards – considerable room for growth and career advancement. This is a prestigious organization that has done fairly well during the crisis. When calling on customers, they instantly recognize the Cantor name, brand and longstanding history in finance.

Cons

Very small, lean teams –little room for fat anywhere in the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for entry level learning, experienced job-seekers look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Staffing is so thin that you will likely have exposure to many different products, markets, and systems.There is almost no routine so work is seldom boring. Constant onboarding of new business lines, products, and traders add to the learning experience.

    Cons

    Staffing is so thin that the hours are long in many departments. You will not be fairly compensated for all those hours you put in. The benefit package is awful. What was once a cash bonus is now mostly stock in another company where you only become fully vested years later. No raises. There is not enough support (staffing, IT, constant turnover of knowledgeable people, etc.) for new business lines. This leads to a chaotic, stressful environment where management isolates and blames employees as opposed to working together, leading, and achieving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management boils down to one person who doesn't really concern himself with advice from others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been very rewarding; the family culture of the firm makes for a great working environment.

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment! The firms size allows for ready access and availability of management throughout.

    Cons

    It is easy to get caught up in meaningful work sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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