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Cantor Fitzgerald Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard W. Lutnick
Howard W. Lutnick
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Pros
  • "Great people, open learning environment, allows you to get as much from your role as you’re willing to take on(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fantastic work environment with truly productive assignments for interns(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours is the only complaint I have,(in 19 reviews)

  • "No 401k match, bare bones minimum for all else(in 13 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Most people are trying to get out"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment and given a decent amount of exposure at entry level. If you want to break into the financial services world and this is your ONLY option, do it and leave after a year, otherwise stay away.

    Cons

    Significant portion of bonus compensation is in "partnership units" which you are told are essentially valueless upon leaving the firm. IT systems are very dated and frustrating to use (think late 1990s). Management layer is hired from other firms and there is lack of a middle layer between entry level and management because most leave after a year. List goes on and on... lack of focus on corporate culture, long...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay employees in cash, create a corporate framework, improve benefits, invest in IT infrastructure.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2018-04-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stock Loan Operations"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoy the training within the dept.

    Cons

    They expect you to work long hours with out paying the o/t.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2017-05-23
  4. "CMBS Orgination Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Very fun team.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Amount of work becomes stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Staff analysts more efficiently.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-08-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work for nothing"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Decent health coverage. Everyone is in the same long hours and little pay boat so you always have something to talk about.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment. Little reward. You could work yourself to death and never be acknowledged. It's really hard to get something accomplished, management has a hard time making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    There is more to life than work. Incorporate other people's ideas. Listen and learn from feedback.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2016-03-02
  6. "Great experience, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Cmbs Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good Competitive Pay -Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    -Very intense and demanding working culture -Long hours

    Cantor Fitzgerald2015-05-02
  7. "Not perfect but great company with many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial company/freedom Global platform Friendly and experienced employees

    Cons

    Large workload, hard work and long hours Salary generally below street and bonus comp structure not ideal Can be difficult and take a while to get things done internally

    Cantor Fitzgerald2014-07-22
  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    best structure and support out there.

    Cons

    long hours but pays off in the end

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    Cantor Fitzgerald2014-04-29
  9. "Smart and engaging people, very challenging environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous ability to learn and grow in your role, fantastic teammates and support group, significant responsibility from a very early on. More team-oriented culture vs. other big banks.

    Cons

    Can be very long hours sitting behind a desk in a somewhat stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management can be more transparent about the future growth and direction of the company, and can continue to improve their internal communications about positive company-related news.

    Cantor Fitzgerald2013-12-03
  10. 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...

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    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
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