GFI Group

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Great place to work, if you are not particular about career growth

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Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at GFI Group

Pros

Work is challenging, and you are allowed to experiment with technology (within limits). Get to wear multiple hats during SDLC and found majority of the colleagues to be very technically competent. Overall great environment to work in.

Cons

As with any other small company, opportunities to move up the corporate ladder are slim to nothing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Should move away from flat structure, it's not working. I don't think upper management recognizes this fact. Team leads need to be specified explicitly and recognized, rather than hoping for someone to raise-up and take charge.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Junior Consultant

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at GFI Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career, they give you a nice support and point you the right way

    Cons

    higher management is too much disconnected with everyone else, middle management is ok, but it's hard for them to actually change anything,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should be more honest, direct and piratical.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun in the good times...but aren't they all

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    Current Employee - Broker
    Current Employee - Broker

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family-like, casual environment that is highly competitive - being a broker is great if you're into thinking on your feet and making good money, while being able to socialise with colleagues and clients.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected and middle management is generally useless. Company has cut corners with reduced benefits and perks over the last decade, and morale is at an all time low. High staff turnover in the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending time on your personal entertainment (and pretending it's for work) and start paying attention to how your middle managers are running your business. There's a reason why talented people keep leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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