Market Data Administrator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 26, 2017
I work from 8:00 to 4:30 my job is enjoyable, but we are so under staff, that there is too much work for one employee to do. The most enjoyable part of my job is the coworkers I work with as they have taught me a lot for the past year I've been there and I enjoy working with them.
Financial Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 8, 2017
This was a good experience to learn how the business world worked. Helped teach me about the financial markets and Bloomberg. All of the employees were very helpful and willing to help me throughout the internship.
Summer Technology Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 10, 2017
I interned for 9 weeks in the IT department of BGC Partners, and I loved every minute of it. The employees understood we were there to learn and gain experience, and they made sure to assign interns meaningful work. My boss was fantastic...even if he was busy (which he often was) he made time to talk to me and answer any questions I had. Every one I worked with was friendly, incredibly smart, and genuinely wanted to help us interns have a great time at BGC. The company stresses the importance of communication and good working relationships, and it really showed during my time there. Additionally, while I worked in financial tech I was more interested in financial legal/compliance as a career, so my supervisors set up a meeting for me with their compliance department so I could learn more about that field. I definitely recommend this internship to any college student with even a mild interest in finance or technology.
Senior Network Engineer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 7, 2017
- Designing, implementation, troubleshooting of remote offices which included office moves, re-designs, equipment and network upgrades for newly acquired companies. Worked with various teams (Network Operations, Windows/Unix, Voice Networks, Network Security, Facilities) to complete these assignments. - Day to day support for overall network (troubleshooting, changes, tickets, and various projects for both foreign and domestic).
• Creating a performance review system to analyse the performance of the domestic currency in the world economy on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. • Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions. Identifies financial status by comparing and analysing actual results with plans and forecasts. • Recommends actions by analysing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; studying proposed changes in methods and materials. • Formulated comprehensive industry and company investment reports and recommendations with current and recent updates for submission to domestic and foreign retail and institutional clients • Applied knowledge of systems and application design to assist technical development team in creation of effective software solutions
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 29, 2016
Extremely beneficial and organized internship. Learned a lot and partook in projects that I have never done before. Great environment and great group of interns. Free lunch and breakfast. Was exposed to a variety of different desks.
Broker (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 16, 2013
BGC Partners is a learning lesson. The culture is centered on closing deals with little time spent on company morale. BGC has high employee turnover. Individuals learn very quickly in this "sink or swim" environment.
You are part of a team whose sole responsibility is raising the bottom line. Management will do everything they can to maintain this perspective.
Salary raises are hard to come by, unless you are showing activity in a job search outside of the company. If you want to get ahead, you have to manage the company like you would a client in order to close a deal.
The hardest part of the job is balancing your work like with your private life; separating the way people act in the office from the way people act in everyday life.
The best part of the job, is closing the deal when your back is against the wall. You develop a "thick skin" that serves as a protective attribute for your future pursuits.
fast paced, learning environment
work-life balance, morale, raise procedures, company contract
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 12, 2013
As a summer intern for BGC Partners, we had the responsibility of assisting the broker on daily trading activities. We went through a 10-week rotating schedule and learned about different financial products.