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GFI Group Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The People & Work Environment are great (in 11 reviews)

  • GFI Group had a culture of inclusion, innovation, and growth, that centered around a "fun" work environment, good people, and good management (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • flat structure, no pay rise, lower than market rate pay (in 2 reviews)

  • company has a laid back culture and no career for young people (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to be"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people have been with the company for 10+ years. Great people. Feels like a family. Great work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Have experienced some layoffs, but to be expected. On the upswing now!


  2. "Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people and young culture

    Cons

    pay and poor management team

  3. "Controller"

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

    Pros

    I'm writing this review because a review posted below by someone claiming to have the same title, yet saying negative things about management, is in fact a fraudulent review. There is a bit of this going around, people saying negative things and pretending it was someone else, and it is extremely immature. It also would seem to expose the poseur to legal risk - IP addresses are often discoverable and a person saying such things while pretending to be an executive of the company would be wise to cease this behavior.

    GFI is in fact a solid company with a relaxed yet professional atmosphere and strong compensation. People tend to stay many years, as I did, because they genuinely enjoy it.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning, all jobs involve some effort..


  4. "GFI was an exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    GFI Group had a culture of inclusion, innovation, and growth, that centered around a "fun" work environment, good people, and good management. I really enjoyed everyone I worked with there. I was brought in by a former boss, and quickly engaged. I found the environment to be one that rewarded hard work and commitment, as well as a culture of enjoying work every day. In addition, it was a dynamic place navigating the financial crisis, that took risks, and incorporated several other dynamic companies as acquisitions. In general, GFI was a place that supported innovation, rewarded employees, and genuinely appreciated their staff. Now, GFI is part of BGC Partners, and I am not familiar with the culture there.

    Cons

    I was there during a difficult period following the 2008 financial crisis. As a result, compensation was impacted, that said, overall it was a great experience, they supported me, developed me, and I am thankful I had the opportunity to work there.


  5. "jr broker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Check"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Institutional equities trader"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work here is comfortable, and the colleagues treat each other very kind

    Cons

    dealing with complicated FX option pricing knowledge, and satisfy our clients


  9. "Amazing experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, short and intense trading. Good for anyone looking for a thrilling challenge.

    Cons

    No challenges. I would have stayed longer if possible. Market conditions did not allow it though.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell the company!


  10. "Incredible Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun environment to work in, I looked forward to going to work every day. Also, the offices are in a great location.

    Cons

    It is a very tough place for a shy person to work. But if you have an outgoing personality, it is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology


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