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BGC Partners Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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BGC Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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  • "Varied technology and good work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Absolutely loved the work environment here and especially interacting with such skilled and experienced professionals" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Junior Broker"

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

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, great company and organisation.

    Cons

    I would not highlight any cons as, I, personally had a great time working for BGC.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "If your not a broker, your just a peon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Annual summer event and Holiday party. Diversity.

    Cons

    No performance reviews, too many managers running their own little empires, no communication or collaboration between departments. Departments are run like crime families.

  3. "eat what you kill"

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    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ability to have job flexibility as long as you continue to produce

    Cons

    the industry as a whole is not encouraging for women, family life, maternity leave, etc


  4. Helpful (1)

    "QA Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to quit when you please.

    Cons

    This is a low cost shop H 1 and J 2 for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy yourselves, you seem to get a kick out of it.


  5. "Quality Assurance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BGC Partners created a very welcoming environment for its interns. It was an amazing opportunity that taught me a lot.

    Cons

    No cons! BGC Partners has a great company culture.


  6. "Intern through Summer & Fall"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BGC Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Great pay for an intern
    Location
    Big name firm

    Cons

    A few odd employees here and there


  7. "receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time

    Pros

    charity day wonderful kind staff

    Cons

    not particularly a con, must not move from desk

  8. Helpful (1)

    "bgc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good location, that is about it.

    Cons

    Work like a dog for not enough money


  9. "Market Operations Analyst"

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

    I have been working at BGC Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Internship program it is.

    Cons

    You will always have to find work and fight to get some new projects


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BGC Partners full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your team, the colleagues can be friendly. Also casual dress environment.

    Cons

    Benefits below the standard in industry, lot of politics, company does not appreciate employees, no motivation in training or promoting, treats employees like liabilities not assets, very negative work environment, no proper performance evaluation or guidance.