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GFI Group Reviews

Updated October 4, 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Broker Trainee"

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    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


  4. "back office/risk/compliance"

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

    I worked at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    salary was competitive and my immediate supervisor was amazing in addition to a great working environment on the trading floor

    Cons

    the benefits were not cheap and when I was there the company was taken over. The biggest problem was the Executives and board members tried to undercut the shareholders and then when it backfired tried to make it all seem wonderful while leaving everyone in the firm in utter confusion. I didn't trust the upper management anymore so I along with 100s of others chose to leave before it got even worse

    Advice to Management

    doesn't matter they were taken over and lost control but with a big payday.. please stay away from firms with actual employees go somewhere and count your money...alone


  5. "Broker Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a frat house

    Cons

    Brokerage business is shrinking. Means very little growth opportunities.


  6. "Anyomous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to be around.

    Cons

    Some people can be on a high horse.


  7. "Not bad but should not stay for too long"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team - quite a few talented folks. Reasonable work hours and load.

    Cons

    Bad benefits. No 401 K match or pension or whatsoever. Health insurance is getting worse every year.

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexible work schedule, such as work from home and flexible work hours

  8. "Not Bad and Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, Location, Hours, People, Dress Code

    Cons

    Misc Fees (Bloomberg, etc), Too Big, Too Slow to Enact Change, Too many levels between brokers and management


  9. "Good place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours
    Good people to work with
    Will pay for Series 7, Series 63, and Series 3 exams for incoming trainees as well as exam prep classes

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction from superiors
    Slow process in moving up the chain
    Benefits could be better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Gopher work"

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

    I worked at GFI Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, work-life balance, employees are great

    Cons

    Not really challenging, training issues, unstructured, below competitive rate

    Advice to Management

    Create an structured internship program


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