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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. "Bonne société"

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    Former Employee - Senior in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GFI Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    personnel ouvert intéressant et jeune

    Cons

    trop petite société pas assez de monde

    Advice to Management

    aucun


  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. "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


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No benefits. Lousy management. No pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Provide benefits and match 401k.


  5. "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


  6. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible working environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    flat structure, no pay rise, lower than market rate pay

    Advice to Management

    Regular performance review and create motivation for employees


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "Great place to learn but no career growth"

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

    Pros

    Great work hours, 9 to 5 every day

    Cons

    Very little employee diversity, most employees are middle aged men

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on your people and career growth/opportunities


  10. "GFI was an exciting place to work"

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    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.


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