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Chicago Board Options Exchange Chairman and CEO Bill Brodsky
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19 Ratings

    Old School Tech Company but Great People and Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (more than 10 years)


    Challenging work, teamwork essential, good money and benefits, and a variety of work projects. Production support can be stressful but is only about 25% of your job. Results-based management style, very technically strong management (no pointy-haired bosses here!).


    There is only one promotion ladder, so the best programmers eventually end up being managers, directors, or VPs, unless you don't want a raise. Permanent positions are being eliminated and replaced by offshore (and onshore) outsourcing and contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are very weak on advanced technology training. Teach me JDK 8, Python, or open-source projects that will eventually make our development cycle, QA installation procedures, and ultimately our trading systems more efficient.

    Neutral Outlook
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Chicago Board Options Exchange Interviews

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chicago Board Options Exchange in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a job description via email from their HR department. I replied back that I didn't meet all their requirements. Two weeks later, they contacted me again, saying they will still interview me for the position. The next day I scheduled a phone call with their HR department to get an overview of the job. I scheduled an in person interview with the manager and the director of the department.

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    • There was a written test. And since I didn't meet the requirements, some of the questions we knocked off which was very nice.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (CBOE)
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

First there was one. CBOE (or Chicago Board Options Exchange) may no longer be the only options exchange, but it's still the US leader in overall volume. Founded in 1973 by the Chicago Board of Trade (now part of CME Group), CBOE lists options on more than 1,900 stocks, as well as on interest rates, broad-based stock indexes (such as Standard & Poor's S&P 500 Index), and industry indexes. CBOE, which had already launched the fully electronic CBOE Futures Exchange, debuted its CBOE Stock Exchange in early 2007, going head-to-head with the NYSE and NASDAQ. CBOE also runs The... More

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