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CME Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
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67 candidate interviews
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Risk Research Team Intern Interview

Risk Research Team Intern

Interviewed at CME Group

Interview Details – There were 3 rounds. In the first one, a woman graduated from MIT mathematics PhD asked questions from basic mathematics to programming skills. The second round I was asked about derivatives concepts and models. The last was about the market perception . Majority of the questions were technical and relative to my resume, and very few of them were behavioral.

Interview Question – I was asked to write codes on paper for a small project in different programming languages.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at CME Group

Interview Details – one time interview, last for 3 hours. interviewed by 2 persons
most questions focused on past experience.
some technical questions: 1. C++ data structure 2. greek letters and option pricing model 3. portfolio return calculation 4. term structure model 5. some derivatives product definition
they also introduce a lot about the group and position

Interview Question – Greek letters and option pricing model
ODE closed solution derivation
  Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Developer Intern Interview

Software Developer Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CME Group in April 2013.

Interview Details – Applied at career fair and got a phone call a few weeks later. They asked questions about the fundamentals of programming, SQL and a bit about futures and derivatives.

Interview Question – Not really. Asked about abstraction, encapsulation and polymorphism. And about SQL joins and constraints.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Possible to negotiate if there's a valid reason


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer I Interview

Software Engineer I

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CME Group.

Interview Details – Met them first at a campus career event and they caught my interest. The first interview was over the phone because I was unable to do it on campus during the event. Then invited me to an onsite interview in their Chicago office. They put me up in a nice hotel and, for those that it matters to, got my reimbursed for the trip really quickly. The interview process took around 4 hours, had 4 separate interviews, 2 interviewers per interview. One was a code architecture exam, a coding question where they put you at a computer and give you a problem, one behavioral, and one general problem solving interview. They also had lunch and a brief of tour of their trading areas. They got back to before the end of the week with the outcome of the interview. At just about every stage I felt they acted professionally.

Interview Question – How many shortest paths are there in a NxK grid from one corner to the opposite corner.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them about my other offers and asked that they could match their salary, and they got close. After factoring in their other benefits CME was offering me a lot more.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I interviewed at CME Group in May 2013.

Interview Details – Just go through the resume,they are very nice


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Quantitative Analyst Interview

Quantitative Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and interviewed at CME Group.

Interview Details – First round is writing exam,basically about mathematics and programming. Typical questions on probability and some brain teaser questions were asked. It's better to have overview on C++ or matlab for the programming questions.

Interview Question – Programming to solve an optimization problem.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Rotational Analyst Interview

Rotational Analyst

Interviewed at CME Group

Interview Details – Resume Drop through campus recruiting. Received email for interview a week later.

Interview Question – How do you work in a team environment   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CME Group in July 2013.

Interview Details – Was called by a recruiter from the CME Group, discussed the position and my background and my availablity for a phone interview. I went through the 1/2 hour phone interview with the manager of the group, went well. I came in for the interview with the manager and 5 other people, which took about 3 hours. Some of the people were laid back and some were very judgemental and rude. The huge disappointment was that I followed up with the recruiter and the manager and never heard back, which I found to be a bit unprofessional and arrogant. From reading other comments, that seems to be there MO, which is quite inconsiderate. I actually found I didnt get the job because someone else updated there linkedin with the job title.

Interview Question – it was typical questions, explaining background and why your interested   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Risk Research Team Intern Interview

Risk Research Team Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at CME Group.

Interview Details – They came to my school career fair where I submitted my resume. After a few days, HR contacted me and asked several questions about job authority. Then I got an interview inform. The interview lasted 3 hours.

Interview Question – Basic math and statistics ques. Some concepts in derivatives modeling. Requires you can write down code on paper. Your understanding of the markets.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at CME Group in July 2013.

Interview Details – Hr interview over the phone consisting of standard questions. Face to face in one of their Chicago offices. Was a 2 hour interview with numerous managers. Everyone that interviewed me was very articulate. From my 2 hours of exposure it appeared as though they had a strong teams.

Interview Question – What do you know about come group.   Answer Question

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