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GFI Group Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
23 Reviews

3.4
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, short and intense trading. Good for anyone looking for a thrilling challenge.

    Cons

    No challenges. I would have stayed longer if possible. Market conditions did not allow it though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell the company!

  2.  

    Product Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work here is comfortable, and the colleagues treat each other very kind

    Cons

    dealing with complicated FX option pricing knowledge, and satisfy our clients

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad I Landed Here

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    Current Employee - Institutional Sales FX  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Institutional Sales FX in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Junior Consultant

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

    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
  7.  

    I loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8.  

    Quality people and fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Cash Equities  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Cash Equities in New York, NY

    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.  

    Not bad!

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    Former Employee - E-commerce  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - E-commerce in London, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great environment and learning

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, perks and environment to work at. Great place to learn and have your first position and establish yourself.

    Cons

    lots of traveling, none defined training so it depends on your manager if youll move up. The person that trains you might be a moron and you still have to listen to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a better training program, 401k and more integration amongst employees. Also have the cleaning staff really clean the place.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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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