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Cantor Fitzgerald Vice President Reviews

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Entrepreneurial sink-or-swim culture, great place to learn if you are self-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cantor is a medium/small sized firm compared to other bulge bracket firms, with a very entrepreneurial 'sink-or-swim' culture. As a mid-level employee, you have a lot of exposure to senior management, majority of whom are extremely smart, driven, and well-connected professionals. The amount of diverse experience I have accumulated over the last 1.5 years has kept me intellectually and professionally challenged - every...

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    Cons

    There are some long hours, but very similar to other investment banks (according to friends in the industry). You have to be extremely self-motivated to be able to survive here. This is NOT a firm where lazies can sit around, leave at 5PM and do minimal work while collecting a big bonus. There is little to no “fat”, but it means every person has more responsibility than counterparts at other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more positive news to all staff on a more regular basis, and more professional development/training opportunities. Better health insurance coverage, and training programs for employees in every office.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2013-11-05
  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 (7)

    "VP"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you survive this place, you can survive anywhere

    Cons

    Inefficient, cutthroat, chaotic organization without any clear direction, hierarchy, or leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management will not have any impact on the way this company does business. Great looking company from the outside, but pure madness on the inside.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-10-01
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Very poorly managed / 1980 's mentality ."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The office location is good

    Cons

    This firm is so poorly managed , unprofessional behavior is tolerated. Inappropriate relationships are routine . No investment in automation / systems .

    Advice to Management

    Just grow up . Management needs a complete change ,starting from the" global "head of ops .

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-06-06
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Find better cheap firm"

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

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

    Pros

    small boutique firm in fixed income.

    Cons

    There are many 1. No 401k match in this day & day that is ridiculous. There infrastructure is so old because they are cheap and have not made the investments. The medical benefits are a joke. Management is stuck in the 80's. Diversity is also non existent.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like you give a damn

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-05-14
  6. "Vice president"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald

    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

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-11-18
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Back Office (Legal) Torture Chamber"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY

    Cons

    Lied about compensation, management changes their mind on a whim and people get fired, the place is run by despicable human beings, skilled lawyers are treated like inmates pressing license plates, and the moral is horrid.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves, be ashamed of yourselves, sell the firm, hope new owners hire people with a tiny shred or moral fiber; it will be better than today.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-03-14
  8. "Difficult colleagues'shortage of staff"

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    Former Employee - Vice President 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald

    Pros

    entrepreneurial spirit , turns a profit

    Cons

    lack of camaraderie, back biting, can be hostile environment, disorganized. a sense of old timers not welcoming new employees into the fol. A hard place to work. fewer people being asked to do more and more

    Advice to Management

    loosen up the purse strings

    Cantor Fitzgerald2015-10-21
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Cheap as they can get away with."

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

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The less you make, the less you pay for health insurance.

    Cons

    No 401k match, bare bones minimum for all else. Pay is largely restricted stock even for the lowest paid employees.

    Advice to Management

    Anyone switching companies to come work here needs to ask for as much of a pay bump as possible before they start. This is the only way to make up for the lousy benefits and meager raises. It's not a great place for people who both 1) work hard AND 2) expect to see that hard work reflected in their overall comp increases or benefits.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2015-08-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary; lots of work; hands off management

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities, disorganization; lack of caring

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retention

    Cantor Fitzgerald2014-09-15
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