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GFI Group Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The People & Work Environment are great (in 11 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
  • Limited career growth potential if not on a booming product group (in 2 reviews)

  • tough business, regulation and technology make it hard for new brokers to get there feet wet (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "GFI Group Clerk Broker"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Used to have good people.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits, no 401K match.

    Advice to Management

    Need better managers.


  5. "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.


  6. "Institutional equities trader"

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    Former Employee - Sales Trader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, if you make money/ hit your monthly number, no one bothers you, essentially your own boss

    Cons

    Make sure you hit your monthly number or else your out- probably could go under the radar for a few months- but pointless if you have no $ coming in

    Advice to Management

    All good


  7. "Junior Broker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, casual dress code, fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Opportunity to grow is hard, hard to see a long-term career path with new technology

  8. "Broker Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broker Trainee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broker Trainee 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 hours, implementing new technology

    Cons

    Little room for growth, disorganized

    Advice to Management

    More structure


  9. "Check"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Work environment, dress code, upside

    Cons

    BGC, Cantor, Reg hurdles etc

    Advice to Management

    Keep GFI people


  10. "jr broker"

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

    Pros

    great people, good hours, great first job

    Cons

    tough business, regulation and technology make it hard for new brokers to get there feet wet

    Advice to Management

    company is run with class couldnt of asked for a better experience.


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