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Cantor Fitzgerald Managing Director Reviews

Updated May 6, 2019

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

    "Strong culture, entrepreneurial and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the finance professional with superior client relationships and market experience. Very entrepreneurial firm, flat structure and notable commission platform. Sales force have the ability to dictate what they get paid, if they are willing to put in the time. Fixed Income business is only 7-8 years old, and essentially feels like a start up in many regards – considerable room for growth and career advancement. This...

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    Cons

    Very small, lean teams –little room for fat anywhere in the company.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2014-02-28
  2. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of changes"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director 

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

    Pros

    Strong banking franchise for growth companies

    Cons

    A lot of changes Turnover very high

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-05-06
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Disloyal and pathologically dishonest"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money and only money but at the end of the day you have to look in the mirror ... not worth it.

    Cons

    Bad health insurance, horrible 401k plan that cantor contributes nothing to, charity day is a media circus and Howard gets all the credit for nothing but his endless mindless blather.

    Advice to Management

    To many to list but stop pretending to be something your not. The partnership needs more transparency... till it is I and anyone else who has ever worked there think it’s a hoax... or a gigantic atm for one person.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-17
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Vice President"

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

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

    Pros

    None - firm has no sense of itself and is held together with scotch tape.

    Cons

    Just a bunch of business units with no infrastructure, including horrible back office operations in HR, Legal (IP excluded) and Compliance.

    Advice to Management

    401k match. Make equity bonus not a fake bonus that is impossible to monetize. Try to implement ANY infrastructure.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-08-17
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Managing Director"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The air conditioning is ok.

    Cons

    Back Stabbing, dishonest and unexperienced management culture that lets big producers run it into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some business people that know what they are doing.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-09-26
  6. "opportunity at Cantor"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    cross product potential flat organization name recognition with clients

    Cons

    legal drives business inflexibility in compensation structure

    Advice to Management

    work to support and build businesses

    Cantor Fitzgerald2015-03-29
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Don't believe any of the hype or propaganda, it's an absolute farce"

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

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

    Pros

    If you need a job, go for it. It sounds ok from the outside, but beware and go in eyes wide open.

    Cons

    1) As with majority of organizations, it all starts with senior management and sets the tone. Not good here 2) It's an absolute revolving door. Every time they say "we are hiring 200 people" they don't mention the MASSIVE turnover with more than that departing. 3) The "partnership" is an absolute joke. Good luck trying to get out of it. 4) They try to live off the goodwill of 9/11, which for those that know the facts...

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    Advice to Management

    1) Employees are your most important asset - treat them appropriately. Don't nickel and dime on EVERYTHING. You've had some excellent people in the past from time to time, but long gone once things figured out. . 2) Recognize accomplishments - treat your employees appropriately. Don't play games or misrepresent to your employees. There's more to life than Howie and his slickness. 3) Don't pretend to be in businesses...

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