GFI Group

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Updated Jul 24, 2014

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3.4 23 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

GFI Group Chairman and CEO Mickey Gooch

Mickey Gooch

(14 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I loved it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy schedule was flexible and I really enjoyed all of the people who worked there. It was a fun atmosphere.

    ConsNo raise after a considerable time working there and I didn't like the way I was laid off

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    ok

    Product Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proshigh salary high pay high OT

    Consno personal life, bad office enviroment

    Advice to Senior Managementmore time for employee

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    Quality people and fun place to work

    Vice President - Cash Equities (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIf you have many client contacts, the pay is very competitive and better than some of the peer BDs you will encounter. The People & Work Environment are great. It is a fun place to work

    ConsResearch, Professional Development, Cross-Training/Exposure to multiple desks and products

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore exposure & understanding traders have to other products the more knowledgeable they are when talking to their existing clients which could lead to cross selling or new GFI business across multiple desks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was good.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost people are good. Sometimes flexible.

    ConsWay too laid back. Not much growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere's a lot of great things about working under GFI. Particular, I love my coworkers, the benefits (health,dental,life, commuter discount, company teams, pizza parties) and the area that I work it. I also like that the upper management tries to keep you in the loop of what's going on in the company.

    ConsLike mentioned in other reviews, salary isn't that great, and upper management seems more concerned about miniscule things, such as making sure you stay the full 8.5 hours a day. I want to say a good portion of my meetings involved matching our timesheets to GFI's timesheet, but nothing was really said or done to fix it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A job, not a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back culture. Friendly colleagues

    ConsNot a career, a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake it private

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Glad I Landed Here

    Institutional Sales FX (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNYC location is a great work environment, generally friendly and helpful co-workers. Cutting edge technology and strong emphasis on EM and LATAM.

    ConsNot any to blame on GFI; Wall St. is over reliant on technology and bogged down by regulation. This is the new reality love it or leave it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost people have been with the company for 10+ years. Great people. Feels like a family. Great work life balance. Good benefits.

    ConsHave experienced some layoffs, but to be expected. On the upswing now!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just an o k experience.

    Broker (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proscommunity, laid back, good coworkers

    Consunprofessional, unorganized, dysfunctional, poor/sloppy HR

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I great place to work.

    Broker (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompetitive pay and a great place for an aggressive broker to make a very good wage. great location on wall

    Conscan be very aggressive and a tough place for a shy

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