BGC Partners Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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BGC Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice colleagues, friendly brokers, expert developers(in 16 reviews)

  • "Work with smart people, work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is rarely positive communication with senior management(in 8 reviews)

  • "A stressful work environment rife with bullying(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Broker equities

      Oct 20, 2020 - Broker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Greets people at this company

      Cons

      No cons for this company

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It's okay

      Apr 27, 2021 - Quant Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleges, learn a lot

      Cons

      Less bonus, not very good working condition

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Deep hierarchies; little room for innovation; good pay

      Mar 2, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good pay (Wall Street level). - Decent work-life balance. - Good for new graduates.

      Cons

      - Deep hierarchies that are hard to break through (lots of politics). - Little room for development, innovation, career advancement, learning new technologies. - Communication extremely top-down. - Not good for senior level engineers ("get stuck"). - Lots of people in management positions that do not know their trade enough.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice firm

      Apr 5, 2021 - Senior Compliance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Committed to making money and to their clients

      Cons

      Systems could be better with more resources

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      My team is great, but I think that’s the exception.

      Feb 6, 2021 - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I work with a team of brilliant, passionate, hilarious engineers.

      Cons

      Every person I’ve met at the company who isn’t on my team is miserable.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best exposure to devops

      Feb 17, 2021 - Devops Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good appreciation for the work

      Cons

      Nothing much for cons, as it's a subjective opinion.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      need to have thick skin

      Feb 2, 2021 - Broker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      9/11 fundraising is fun, holidays are good if you can arrange

      Cons

      male dominated and harsh environment

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Awful experience

      Mar 25, 2021 - Head of Engineering in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Energetic environment; good projects all year round

      Cons

      Viper pit; top brass look after themselves at Christmas, everyone else has to wait until some point the following year to receive their bonus. Disgraceful behaviour.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      FX Broker JR

      Jan 12, 2021 - FX Broker in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience working on a trading desk. Great way to learn about institutional trading.

      Cons

      Long hours, macho environment, politics, nothing too crazy.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok place but difficult to get ahead

      Jan 12, 2021 - Broker 
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      Pros

      Fun atmosphere and people that want to do well

      Cons

      Established people promise you accounts but don't want to give them up to help you get ahead

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