CME Group
3.3 of 5 134 reviews
www.cmegroup.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

CME Group Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.3 134 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill

Phupinder Gill

(40 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Place to Intern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CME Group

ProsExciting, Varying, Fast Paced, Lots to Learn

ConsCost of Living, Low Pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging and Fast-Paced with an Evolving Culture

Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProfessional environment, highly intelligent workforce, and opportunities for those with an innovative mindset. The organization is becoming more open to global mobility and cross-functional job moves.

ConsDemanding environment with increasing work pressures. Culture is spoken, but not lived. Golden hand-cuffs apply here... pay, bonus, benefits and stock options make it a challenge to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe good 'ol boy mentality of the exchange still lives on. It's all in who you know and managing up. Imagine what the organization could do by fostering and empowering the workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the best places to work in Chicago

Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGood work culture. Work and personal life balance. Excellent benefits. Open culture. People are generally motivated to their work.

ConsPromotion policies are not uniform across departments. Company has started off shoring lot of work so I am not sure about the future of my job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good working environment and people!

Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros1. best boss ever
2. flexible working hours
3. projects are interesting, can have a view of exchange business

Cons1. too many consultants, see only some of them convert to full time positions.
2. models are most settlement and risk margin models

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at CME Group

ProsNice place to work, Lively environment. Helpful teammates.

ConsSometimes works gets monotonous and tiring. Saturday testing becomes difficult at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CME Group as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat people to work with. Very knowledgeable and helpful. They made me feel like part of their team, not just an intern.

ConsCompany is heirarchical. Although I was able to work well with different division and groups, it often took some time and some referrals to find the right people to speak with.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter inter-departmental communication and information sharing would be helpful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat for developing skills in a fast-paced environment

ConsVery technical, so you have to have that mindset

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience working on the exchange floor

Market Reporter (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGood to experience working on the floor before everything goes upstairs.

ConsNot a career job as floor trading is dying, if you can get upstairs then you're golden

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Opportunities, Poor Organization

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CME Group full-time

ProsGood compensation, fair work/life balance, intelligent co-workers, great workplace, easy routes to transit

ConsPoor organization both inter- and intra-department, unclear or non-existent job descriptions, often long work days, ineffective performance evaluation system.

Advice to Senior ManagementTurnover seems higher in the last few years... consider discussing clear career paths with each employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I liked it, but it's not for everyone.

Investigator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGood pay for the work. Flexible schedules available after one year. Great health care benefits. Descent communication and feedback. A few bad apples, but overall I liked the people and enjoyed working here.

ConsOverall, it seems like a lot of people are unhappy with management and looking to leave. I'm not sure if they are the type of people that will be happy working anywhere. You have to do a lot of writing and defend your work with data (often times over and over again). Sometimes it feels like you are assigned more work than you could possibly complete in the time given (isn't that every job though). However, people and management are usually supportive and understanding of the time needed for the tasks assigned.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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