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GFI Group Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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GFI Group CEO Colin Heffron
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Pros
  • "Flexible work environment, lighthearted coworkers" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Relaxed fun environment, reasonable flexibility and freedom with technologies that can be used in projects, few late nights, relaxed dress code" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "And many people just complained about getting stiffed by upper management, that was sad to watch and hear" (in 5 reviews)

  • "NO benefits, bad management, no growth" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "GFI Group Clerk Broker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    The trading floor is a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not always get a bonus


  2. "Nice people"

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

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, nice teams and many nice people in and around New Jersey, family like atmosphere. Many interesting characters and good times.

    Cons

    Certain Managers found ways to not pay bonuses, saw so many people leave because of broken promises. And many people just complained about getting stiffed by upper management, that was sad to watch and hear..

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, as it is a fun place and great gatherings and after work events.

  3. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at GFI Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GFI people good to work with.

    Cons

    NO benefits, bad management, no growth. Got worse after being sold.

    Advice to Management

    Provide 401k match, cheaper healthcare, managers need to be more involved.


  4. "Broker Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    If you're on a good desk and have right opportunity, you can do well

    Cons

    Bad environment
    Not much room for opportunity unless connections are there


  5. "Co-workers Were A lot of Fun"

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    Former Employee - Senior Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFI Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The freedom to really build a successful brokerage business

    Cons

    Since the merger with BGC, it’s not the same family feeling

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take risks - start desks with new brokerage products


  6. "Poor FENICS Group"

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

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation flex, flexible hours and accomodating

    Cons

    BGC, benefits, management scared of strong candidates under them


  7. "Fenics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, lighthearted coworkers

    Cons

    BGC, Cantor, lack of raises.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for

  8. "Not your regular 9 to 5 job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Energetic pace and large degree of autonomy

    Cons

    Very pressured environment; you need a thick skin to work here


  9. "Broker"

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    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great hours depending on your product, Casual dress, Good tech

    Cons

    Changing industry that is trying to be figured out by all broker shops (including GFI); More of a bureaucratic culture after merger with BGC.


  10. "Good Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Junior Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Broker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFI Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, casual dress code, fast-paced environment.
    Awesome/fun people to work with, depending on product good potential to make money.

    Cons

    Limited career growth potential if not on a booming product group.

    Advice to Management

    Good brokers don't necessarily make good managers.


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