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Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated March 18, 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)

  • Hard working group of operational staff (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, stressful environment (in 16 reviews)

  • Terrible benefits (no 401k match) (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (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


  2. "It is a good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to learn new procedures in audit and accounting

    Cons

    More exposure to management and other curricula


  3. Helpful (2)

    "The worst experience ever imaginable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Backoffice Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Backoffice Operations in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros working here. If you do great work, your department manager will take all the credit. A lot of backstabbing

    Cons

    Verbal and psychological abuse. Absolutely no management control. No room for advancement, no raises in years!! Stay away from this company

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to manage


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  5. "Awesome Dynamics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposed to working with different departments and opportunity to learn different dynamics of how the business operates

    Cons

    Adapting to the environment can be quite deterring and difficult, but once you get involved and accustomed your able to get into the grove and implement your responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    More organization and structure procedures needed


  6. "Overworked and under paid, same position at different firms pay more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experienced employees, unlimited wealth of knowledge from all positions. Could not ask for a better location in the city, awesome HR team

    Cons

    Negative corporate culture, a lot of knowledge and experience but many of the employees in all depts have a "too good for you" attitude


  7. "A lifelong experience of pure joy and delight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are just so many, I can't even begin to list them all. Comradarie, support, putting clients before personal interests, the list goes on and on.

    Cons

    Having to go home after the market closes means a couple hours not spent in the company of some of the best human beings I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. Whatever you guys are doing is pure magic. It's tremendous. Your corporate playbook is a recipe for success.


  8. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ideas, hours, illogical, unfair, strange

    Cons

    Pay, people, career, manager, business


  9. "n/a"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good people.

    Cons

    I don't know their management. there's no food


  10. Helpful (2)

    "don't believe any positive reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    remember this day . this si the day where you say" that reviewer doesn't know what shes talking about" cantor is great.. remember it because you'll be telling yourself in no time that you should've never taken the job (and your partner for scold you for not reading Glass door before you started)

    Cons

    everything a firm should provide an employee for a successful career is MISSING
    if it was still legal to charge to use the bathroom stlls Lutnick would be leading the pack. As an an FYI -the bathrooms are right out of a new york city public school


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    You are thrown into the fire and forced to learn on the fly... pro/con just depends on your point of view.

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    No guidance from your managers
    No investment in employees
    Back stabbing culture
    Cut throat environment
    No team oriented culture
    Low pay
    Terrible benefits
    No vacation days
    Everyone is afraid to take ownership on things

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees, invest in your company, invest in your employees, hold people accountable, and change the culture of fear



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