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Not bad!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - E-commerce in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - E-commerce in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Its fun, good location close to Liverpool St, possibility to move through the different products and learn, big investment and technology. Good salary and holidays.

Cons

Brokers don't like screens, some management only supports it from when it starts to be profitable.

Advice to Management

Comunicate more with middle management. Some of you have to look at the bigger picture, you have to sow before you collect the fruits...

Other Employee Reviews for GFI Group

  1. Great Technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broker
    Former Employee - Broker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Tech, innovative management, good work environment, International presence with ambition to go out more. Great tech allows you to get into products you normally wouldn't see.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst payout structure in the Street. If you have good clients look away at other shops before going to them. GFI feels its because of GFI that you are successful and not because of your relationships. If they offer you stock options, run. Pay a good money for a lawyer before you sign their contract.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost some good employees that have left and gone on to make incredibly more money because of your low payouts. Bump it up and they will come.


  2. Was a great company, been getting worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed fun environment, reasonable flexibility and freedom with technologies that can be used in projects, few late nights, relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Bad health benefits, no 401k match, after acquisition by BGC all IT was moved to a new location that isn't as nice as the previous one, feels crammed, no kitchen. Constant rumors of layoffs after the acquisition which causes stress

    Advice to Management

    To new BGC management: don't be cheap about simple amenities. It has a huge effect on morale. Old, used up desks in the new office are ridiculous; designate a kitchen area with basic things like a fridge, microwave, a decent coffee machine. See GFI office for examples of how its done.


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