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Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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Pros
  • Great people, nice atmosphere, not a lot of politics compared to other places i worked at (in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible scheduling allowed for a greater work life balance but this is dependent on the department (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours is the only complaint I have, (in 17 reviews)

  • No 401k match, bare bones minimum for all else (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Junior Equity Sales Trader review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great team to work for. Always eager to help

    Cons

    Hard to self start and create a book


  2. "Exciting Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work environment where you are given the freedom to add value where you think you can- something untrue with internships at larger firms.

    Cons

    Lack of structure made difficult at times

  3. "VP credit sales"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Credit Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Credit Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros to working at a company like Cantor Fitzgerald is the opportunity to work with like minded successful people. Work environment and being your own business manager. Potential for earnings.

    Cons

    Cons to working at Cantor Fitzgerald is you are beholden to the fluctuations of the markets. Politics can play a part as well as uncertainty with future pay which are driven by commissions.

    Advice to Management

    My advice with management is to commit to businesses that may be cyclical but are critical in product offerings to their clients. More transparency between sales and trading and management.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Department: not the worst place to work, but no great shakes either."

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good resume builder. A few friendly people. Decent pay for the amount of work expected and the work is not as stressful as, say, a law office. The company sponsors some pretty cool parties and outings (Great Adventure, Shakespeare in the Park, bowling league, and a superb Christmas party).

    Cons

    For every friendly person, there are three people that go out of their way to avoid saying hello. I mean aggressively indifferent. Lots of micro managing. Super high turn over (if you're here more than a year, you're a veteran. It's so rare for people to stay more than a year, that when it happens they have a name for it: Cantor-versary). The offices are kind of bare-bones. No employer match on the 401-k.


  5. "Admin"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cannot think of any at this time.

    Cons

    Many faced people....what they lack in intelligence they more than make up for in conniving and backstabbing. Benefits (if you can call them that are mediocre at best).


  6. "Helpdesk"

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

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (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


  7. "Risk Limits and Performance Expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    Well recognized name, bolsterd by post 9/11 empathy.

    Cons

    Misrepresented risk parameters prior to hiring, no clue whatsoever regarding certain market sectors. Very mercenary and short sighted approach to developing new business.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better understanding of the businesses you are contemplating entering and than be clear about performance and risk metrics.

  8. "Corporate Paralegal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Flexibility with time.

    Cons

    Personal views and ideas are not welcoming to management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stock Loan Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy the training within the dept.

    Cons

    They expect you to work long hours with out paying the o/t.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Very poorly managed / 1980 's mentality ."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The office location is good

    Cons

    This firm is so poorly managed , unprofessional behavior is tolerated. Inappropriate relationships are routine . No investment in automation / systems .

    Advice to Management

    Just grow up . Management needs a complete change ,starting from the" global "head of ops .


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