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Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
11 Ratings
  1. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Sales & Trading Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for less than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture that is focused on growth and encourages thinking outside the box. Exponential learning curve, with many opportunities for networking and getting to know people on a personal level.

    Cons

    The company pays below street, and the trading floors could use an expansion in size. Outside of this, nothing to note.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-08-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Wild Wild West"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm is efficient at making money for top executives. The holiday party is nice and the raffle is decent.

    Cons

    If you are not in a revenue creating team, there is zero recognition for hard work. Most of these reviews are true, including the lack of 401-K benefits, RSU bonuses, and no firm-wide feedback structure. So comp is decided on unknown factors which could include preferential bias. Lack of transparency - A lot of decisions are made behind closed doors, so there is mystery surrounding why things are done the way they...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to take accountability for inefficiencies, listen to your employees, lead by example. Invest in human capital, match 401-K, maybe people will stay.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-06-21
  3. Helpful (5)

    "How does this place survive"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get a paycheck twice a month. Little to zero supervision

    Cons

    Most miss managed Company I have ever worked for. There are no rules in place. Polices change on an hourly basis, everybody blames other departments for their failures. Too many managers and not enough workers. Long hours, low pay, low moral. Equipment and building is antiquated, refuses to reinvest for future. Raises are are non existent

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people. Publishe firm governance

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-12-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Many mixed emotions"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is the cliche work hard, play hard experience. When I first joined out of college, hours were intense and definitely had remnants of the Credit Suisse mentality. So maybe going through some rough patches were beneficial to building a team environment and great friendships. The people were by far the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Never got paid on time. You never knew if your bonus would be 3 months late, maybe 5 months late or if you would get one at all. Face time had too much value. You would be sitting at your desk until midnight even if you finished your work by 6, because your boss did not want to go home and you couldn’t leave before them. Management was extremely poor and there was a lot of mistrust that breed disrespect and animosity.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect and transparency with your employees. Pay people on time.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-07-24
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Most people are trying to get out"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast pace environment and given a decent amount of exposure at entry level. If you want to break into the financial services world and this is your ONLY option, do it and leave after a year, otherwise stay away.

    Cons

    Significant portion of bonus compensation is in "partnership units" which you are told are essentially valueless upon leaving the firm. IT systems are very dated and frustrating to use (think late 1990s). Management layer is hired from other firms and there is lack of a middle layer between entry level and management because most leave after a year. List goes on and on... lack of focus on corporate culture, long hours,...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay employees in cash, create a corporate framework, improve benefits, invest in IT infrastructure.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-04-11
  6. "Helpdesk"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great management and overall a great team!

    Cons

    small support team for such a big firm

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-07-21
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Not even a cup of coffee"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. That's about it. Very happy to be out of there.

    Cons

    Lies & deceit, irrational, angry management. Horrible benefits, if they can be called that. Very high turnover, zero loyalty from employer. Negative, unhealthy environment. No reward for going above and beyond, it's expected and never thanked. Terrible environment for most workers, a privileged few at the top, sales, and brokers have it made.

    Advice to Management

    Works for you, that's how pyramids get built.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-05-17
  8. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn a lot and can develop connections with management if you are socially adept

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain talent and don't let the best people leave

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-03-12
  9. "CMBS Orgination Analyst"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Very fun team.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Amount of work becomes stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Staff analysts more efficiently.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-08-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work for nothing"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Decent health coverage. Everyone is in the same long hours and little pay boat so you always have something to talk about.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment. Little reward. You could work yourself to death and never be acknowledged. It's really hard to get something accomplished, management has a hard time making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to life than work. Incorporate other people's ideas. Listen and learn from feedback.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-03-02
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