CME Group Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
164 Reviews
3.5
164 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Challenging environment with good work / life balance for the most part (in 23 reviews)

  • Tuition reimbursement and work life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance , no respect to employee time off (in 6 reviews)

  • Bad middle management and no concern for employees personal issues (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Could be a great experience but only from the Chicago office.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance depending on the position you hold.

    Cons

    You will get ignored if you work in anywhere but Chicago. They constantly ask for feedback but don't make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dry and slow internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    laid back working environment with helpful co-workers

    Cons

    nothing too much to do for interns

  3.  

    A great place to be FROM...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group

    Pros

    There is talent here, and the people seem genuinely acting in the best interest of company, however this fluctuates from department to department.

    Cons

    Glacier movement/momentum via bureaucracy ever encountered. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the workforce by 20%.

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  5.  

    Good place to work depending on your department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, work is fun in the beginning.

    Cons

    if your not part of the cool kids club you will definitely hit a major roadblock at some point in your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    CME Group

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst III  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst III in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you're accepted by middle management team.

    Cons

    Not a greacompany to work for if you're not accepted by middle management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers must realize that diversity (when utilized) can be your strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software design and quality is not the highest priority.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment to work - modern offices. Latest software and computers. Healthcare and perks are good

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. You are considered to be on call all the time.
    Software development is always rushed to the point that there is rarely any design, certainly no documentation - even in the code. It is all about getting a feature in and released - testing seems to be in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers need to be given the time to produce code that represents what they can actually do rather what they can do in the time. The amount of engineering time wasted in reworking or studying undocumented code just to understand it's operation is enormous. It leads to a place where engineers feel pressured to get to the next milestone and the next checkbox rather than to do a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group

    Pros

    The company is a clear industry leader and many groups at the CME are a pleasure to work with. It's also a very interesting business to learn and there are a lot of opportunities if you go after them.

    Cons

    There is a tendency to defer to the "this is just how we do things" type of attitude and there are a lot of inefficiencies that can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees who perform and give them opportunities to grow. Additionally, CME needs to be better at addressing situations where employees aren't performing

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Up in the air

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technology in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great location, ok pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Too many management layers, not enough doers, lots of red tape before decisions are made, very slow to react. This company is successful because it is huge. Losing market share to smalle, more nimble competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You give people titles, let them make decisions...too many decisions made by committee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    consultant strategy, hard to keep really smart person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group as a contractor

    Pros

    balanced work load;
    nice working environment;
    friendly coworkers and nice managers

    Cons

    no great promotion opportunity;
    no complex models
    not a very good place for fresh graduates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding but painful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company spends money to solve problems

    Cons

    You can not solve all problems by spending money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your lower level employees and the managers. SR management is running folks to the breaking point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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