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Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated February 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)

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

Cons
  • Long hours, stressful environment (in 15 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, no pay raises, they work you to death, completely unappreciative of the 24/7 effort, expensive benefits, no 401k match (in 7 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  2. "Awesome Dynamics"

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    • 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


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

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    • 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.


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  5. "n/a"

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    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


  6. "Avoid"

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    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


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for hads-on IT engineers - lots of projects. Great people, nice atmosphere, not a lot of politics compared to other places i worked at

    Cons

    nothing i can think of really


  8. "full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good location, animal spirits, aggressive

    Cons

    lack of support, technology, operational inefficiencies.


  9. "Nice Large Company To Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have a friendly environment
    They believe in Including Family in Some Company Events

    Cons

    Did not receive a raise while working there


  10. "Vice president"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    Pros

    New management
    Improving tools and systems

    Cons

    No work life balance
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - new management is improving the place


  11. "portfolio manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company willing to go out on a limb for proper opportunites.

    Cons

    does not fund opportunities adequately



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