GFI Group

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GFI Group Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
27 Reviews
3.3
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    I loved it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No raise after a considerable time working there and I didn't like the way I was laid off

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Bad and Not Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GFI Group

    Pros

    Pay, Location, Hours, People, Dress Code

    Cons

    Misc Fees (Bloomberg, etc), Too Big, Too Slow to Enact Change, Too many levels between brokers and management

  3.  

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable hours
    Good people to work with
    Will pay for Series 7, Series 63, and Series 3 exams for incoming trainees as well as exam prep classes

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction from superiors
    Slow process in moving up the chain
    Benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gopher work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at GFI Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, work-life balance, employees are great

    Cons

    Not really challenging, training issues, unstructured, below competitive rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an structured internship program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounts Receivable Analysis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Human Resources department were very helpful and informative. Easy commute to the nyc office. Peaceful location for outdoor breaks. When you need time away from your computer. Company provides a full stock kitchen with tea, coffee, and water.

    Cons

    Inconsistent training and rude attitude from trainer. As well as discouraging comments from co-workers. Want you to learn everything in a few days or a day. Turn over for this department is extremely high. Once you get to know the atmosphere you will learn why workers leave on bad terms. There is no work/personal life balance. If you are new you will be blamed for the poor training. When in reality you are only as good as the training that is received by the person teaching you. In addition, there is no growth potential in this department. Look for another company instead of working for GFI. The salary offered is not worth such unpleasant environment. You are not even allowed an hour lunch. Half hour breaks are the rule and that's not long enough for such a busy area. Save the stress and frustration for a company that will give you proper training and workers are pleasant. If i could give this department zero stars i would. I wasted my time and energy with this A/R Department. But never again will i make the same mistake twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone that is organize and knows how to train others. Stop trying to micromanage every single element of the job. Be open minded to knew ways of teaching and being productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ok

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    high salary high pay high OT

    Cons

    no personal life, bad office enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more time for employee

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quality people and fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President - Cash Equities in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Cash Equities in New York, NY

    I worked at GFI Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Group

    Pros

    Most people are good. Sometimes flexible.

    Cons

    Way too laid back. Not much growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fenics Employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    There'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.

    Cons

    Like 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A job, not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Not a career, a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it private

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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