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Cantor Fitzgerald Finance Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2018

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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

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

    Pros

    you can work independently. No formal Process involved once initial authorization provided. you can learn new stuff. lot of technologies are being used here.

    Cons

    No work life balance. No flexibility in working hours. benefits are not good. no rise in salaries. Bonus components are bad.

    Advice to Management

    keep the flexibility in working hours and productivity will increase a lot. I saw lots of iteration in finance department and it increase the cost of the company. Direct cost may not be high. But Cantor has huge indirect cost and causing the productivity loss.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2014-07-10
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Stay away unless you are desperate"

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    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry and recruiters know this place’s rep - if you leave in less than a year they will understand. If you stay longer than a year then you are a veteran and can handle anywhere. Few intelligent people who are super stars, but poor environment makes them leave.

    Cons

    Benefits are nonexistent. Even if you are a super star - expect a 2% raise. Bonus is paid in equity and cash that takes 4 years to vest. IT Infrastructure is terrible; if you enjoy data mining and having to search for basic info you’ll do fine. Behavior in the office is deplorable. Yelling, screaming, nasty behavior is condoned and the tone comes from the top. Many toxic people who wouldn’t survive in any other environment....

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    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-03-15
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not an employee friendly place"

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    Current Employee - Finance 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 a year

    Pros

    Of the 8000+ employees, there is a small group of employees who care about what they do and good at what they do.

    Cons

    Egotistic management only looking out for their own interests. High turnover; a small group of people are good at what they do but majority of the employees are B team. Below market comp and management will stick you with illiquid partnership units with advance notice.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees fairly and treat them with dignity.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-05-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A fascinating study for a wall street outsider"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cantor has excellent pay and benefits. If you have a rational boss (as I did), then the experience is much better. There are very clear metrics for success, i.e. the amount of profit your group has brought in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, fulfillment is entirely one dimensional in this line of work. As long as you are happy with a contest of points, then its a good place to be. If you want broader intellectual or spiritual fulfillment, then this is not the place to be.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2012-10-21
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