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Cantor Fitzgerald Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
112 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "worst firm ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    it is just a job

    Cons

    Cantor does not have a 401k match, exorbitant medical costs where the employee pays nearly 90% of the burden, salaries are low compared to industry standard, you'll pay for your Bloomberg costs, and best if you get let go they will try to give you no severance.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees decently

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-02-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for more than a year

    Pros

    Fleaxbility in working remotely

    Cons

    Uncooperative, no accountability, rude environment. Don’t pay, even when under contract. List goes on.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2019-01-24
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Private company for a reason"

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

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

    Pros

    In midtown so commute was good. People were generally very nice. There would be free Friday lunches bought by upper management.

    Cons

    Cheap. Squeezing many people into small building. I would see audit group sitting in a large closet. Heard rumours that company doesn't go public cuz there was skeletons in the closet.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-11-27
  4. "Summer intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald

      Pros

      Free dinners if working late

      Cons

      No training. A lot of it is on the job which affects ability to do work

      Advice to Management

      Get a better training program

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-11-10
    • Helpful (5)

      "How does this place survive"

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

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

      Pros

      You get a paycheck twice a month. Little to zero supervision

      Cons

      Most miss managed Company I have ever worked for. There are no rules in place. Polices change on an hourly basis, everybody blames other departments for their failures. Too many managers and not enough workers. Long hours, low pay, low moral. Equipment and building is antiquated, refuses to reinvest for future. Raises are are non existent

      Advice to Management

      Invest in the people. Publishe firm governance

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-12-04
    • Helpful (3)

      "Senior Vice President"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for more than 3 years

      Pros

      This is a highly respected, old school investment bank with extensive experience in multiple business lines in the investment banking and securities trading business.

      Cons

      They have been known to jump into lines of business without fully understanding the markets they are entering.

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Recruiter"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

        Pros

        Lean team and flat organization.

        Cons

        Lots of changes to management

        Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-18
      • Helpful (4)

        "Don't work here"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald

        Pros

        The name Cantor Fitzgerald on your resume is good because companies and employers recognize it as a good company.

        Cons

        They underpay people and do not take care of their employees. The 401k plan and benefits plan is terrible. I do not recommend to work there. They also have this mysterious stock plan if you make over $150k and take 10% of your salary.

        Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-25
      • Helpful (8)

        "Yikes"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        You dont have to claim unemployment if you work here

        Cons

        Raises of 1,000 every 3 years, garbage bonus with potential 8 year vesting period, no prospects for growth or advancement. Constant criticism and management avoids you, positive reviews on glass door mentioning people by name are clearly written by public relations team. This place hires the neediest people and just runs them into the ground knowing they can just replace you. Its attrition by design, and they actively...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop allowing turnover. Encourage managers to talk to their employees more than monthly (some departments dont even give reviews). Pretend to care.

        Cantor Fitzgerald2018-11-09
      • "Bad"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

        Pros

        They have made changes recently

        Cons

        They offer support, yet there is no real effort. Benefits could be better.

        Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-18
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