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Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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2.5
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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, open learning environment, allows you to get as much from your role as you’re willing to take on(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fantastic work environment with truly productive assignments for interns(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours is the only complaint I have,(in 19 reviews)

  • "No 401k match, bare bones minimum for all else(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "New Leadership/Great Name/Opportunities Abound"

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

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

    Pros

    A changing culture with a strong and well thought out message for the future direction is the firm has been well articulated for those with a seat. Recent positive changes: Cantor bolstered its financial resources and is now Investment Grade rated. A new obsession around a client first oriented focus is emerging. If you have good motives, you are given the flexibility to “try hard and fail”. A new and renewed Prime Brokerage...

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    Cons

    A little more structure for new folks wouldn’t hurt, perhaps a “Cantor Playbook” with a listing of department heads with group bios and the like would be helpful. Helping employees navigate the various products and services would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more “atta boys” to employees is merited. We don’t see a lot of top brass mingling with the trading floor(s) very often. A quarterly walk of the floor with some high fives and pats on the back go a long way. Semi-annual “town halls” (could e by telephone) also helpful. Everyone needs to own the corporate vision, all the way down to the cleaning crew. One team, one dream.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-07-26
  2. "Terrible Culture"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    None. None None None None

    Cons

    No upward mobility Poor pay Not collegial

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-06-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "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
  4. "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
  5. "Stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    Small and dynamic investment banking group

    Cons

    Salaries, benefits and working conditions are below market

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-05-15
  6. "Good overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    Great people, open learning environment, allows you to get as much from your role as you’re willing to take on.

    Cons

    Benefits aren’t great. Communication across different teams is not where it should be for a growing company. Teams could use more people to distribute the work better.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-04-09
  7. "Good Experience, but Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Director, Equity Research 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Setting own schedule, travel, autonomy, honestly great co-workers

    Cons

    Constant reshuffling in management, communication back and forth was not always consistent, still trying to figure out identity

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-04-05
  8. "average"

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      Former Employee - Equity Research Associate 

      I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

      Pros

      not a lot of internal pressure

      Cons

      not many internal resources provided, compensation on lower end

      Cantor Fitzgerald2019-03-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "Where do I start..."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

        Pros

        Hmmm, I’ll try to think of some.

        Cons

        Disorganized, antiquated process, bad comp structure, no benefits, no visibility or communication, they hold back 10% of your pay in this partnership that seems fraudulent.

        Cantor Fitzgerald2019-03-14
      • "An incredible experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

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

        Pros

        Very competent and competitive coworkers. Challenging (in a good way) work environment.

        Cons

        Can't really think of any.

        Cantor Fitzgerald2019-02-01
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