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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 (6)

    "Middle Level Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - couple of work outings a year (sixflags, circus)

    Cons

    - awful work life balance - not compensated based on performance - really old desks and the carpets need to be cleaned - salaries are under the market rate

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-03-13
  2. "Summer Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

      Pros

      Fun place to intern

      Cons

      Pay tends to be on the lower side

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-02-08
    • Helpful (8)

      "Reviews are TRUE!!!"

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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

      Pros

      Name good for the resume

      Cons

      RIFs happen alot right before bonuses. No transparency, not a cohesive company departments dont talk to each other and you are told not to speak to others within your department. Policy and procedure don't trickle down, the business decides. Benefits are basically nonexistent super expensive!!! The review on Glassdoor are real, stay away.

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-03-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Mostly Negative"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Near major subway for an easier commute; lots of exposure if you want it/look for it; learn about trading; fast-paced

      Cons

      Slim-to-no benefits; lower pay; dysfunctional; too much office politics; short-term vision; poor infrastructure; high turnover; can't hire or retain talent

      Advice to Management

      Invest in and care more for your employees

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-03-10
    • "Work culture at Cantor Fitzgerald"

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      Former Employee - Development Manager in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good Work Life Balance. Rarely had to work overtime.

      Cons

      Not much to grow due to politics in higher management

      Advice to Management

      Focus on the growth of your employee.

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-02-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "MD"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

      Pros

      Small organization, flexibility, no silos

      Cons

      Very short-term focused. Lack of vision.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in people

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-02-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Bad benefits"

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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

      Pros

      Ok salary. Okay people. Not much else to say

      Cons

      Horrible benefits. No match on 401k

      Advice to Management

      Get out of the stone age

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-02-03
    • Helpful (20)

      "Worst reputation on the street"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

      Pros

      It is right off a major subway station, which makes commuting nice. They are one of the few firms on the street to still invest money in company wide outings (e.g., legitimate Christmas party, summer trip to Magic Mountain, Shakespeare in the Park)

      Cons

      The benefits are subpar - I've never paid so much in premiums and received so little in return. There is no 401k matching. ***IMPORTANT*** In terms of year end bonuses, the firm has a sliding scale (based off how much you make) and uses it to determine how much of your total compensation should be paid in partnership units. It is VERY IMPORTANT to know beforehand that these partnership units are subject to vesting...

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      Advice to Management

      N/A - the firm is built to make money for HWL and it is very good at doing exactly that.

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-02-04
    • Helpful (3)

      "Cantor"

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

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

      Pros

      you have chances to learn more but most things are done manually

      Cons

      There's no 401k match Senior management are careless about employees

      Cantor Fitzgerald2018-01-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not great"

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

      I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Nice people and low pressure, fast moving

      Cons

      No 401K matching, slim benefits, lots of turnover

      Advice to Management

      Fix some of the cons and people would stay longer

      Cantor Fitzgerald2017-12-13
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