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BGC Partners Overview

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New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
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Company - Public (BGCP)
Finance
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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BGC Partners provides inter-dealer brokerage services for banks, investment firms, and other institutional traders around the world. Through its eSpeed and BGC Trader-branded platform, it offers voice, electronic, and hybrid trade brokerage for a broad range of financial ... Read more

BGC Partners Reviews

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BGC Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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    Former Employee - SOftareEnginer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SOftareEnginer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BGC Partners (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has a great midtown location with easy access from most parts of the city. Employee health benefits are good.

    Cons

    This employer asserts "no trading (brokerage) experience required", however, developers are expected to build and maintain complex trading systems. I was tasked to work on matching engines where I was required to apply SEC rules to maintain and update these systems. Without trading experience, the learning curve is steep.

    Bonuses and increases are non-existent here, for most tech people.

    Employees are required to work 10 hour days and some weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus time is a big event with sealed envelopes handed out openly. Everyone knows who get a bonus and an increase and who does not. Being an obvious and open event, the pattern of awards granted is unmistakable. It makes clear who is favored by management, and who is not.

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BGC Partners Interviews

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at BGC Partners (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Had two rounds of interview. The first round was completely technical concepts explanation, tools and technologies used at my previous workplace and some scenario based questions and the second round was HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical
      What is multi-threading?
      Dynamic programming

      HR
      What is ur minus?
      Describe your difficult situation that you handled at your workplace?  
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BGC Partners Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place To Join, Here Is The City, 2011

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