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"Not a good place to work unless you are a broker."

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

I worked at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great coworkers, good location. Can't really think of too many pros as I was always worried about laid off.

Cons

Horrible bonuses, horrible culture, horrible salary, horrible senior leaders who don't care about their employees. Sweat shop mentality. Very high turnover

Advice to Management

Start treating employees with respect and provide performance reviews instead of pink slips.

Other Employee Reviews for Cantor Fitzgerald

  1. "Smart and engaging people, very challenging environment to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    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.


  2. 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
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cantor Fitzgerald full-time (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 day is different!

    The firm is well-known in the U.S., and proactively looking for opportunities to go organically and through acquisition, internationally and across fixed income, equities and investment banking.

    The CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Shawn Matthews, is well-liked and respected in the industry, and within the firm. There are so many long-term (10+ year) employees who genuinely enjoy working with him.

    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.

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