CME Group

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CME Group Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
157 Reviews

3.5
157 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.  

    very good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    sponsorship for mba, people are friendly. I met a very good boss here

    Cons

    laid back, some people are stupid, don't have skillset, hard to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people more opportunities

  2.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    good work life balance great

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy too bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Becoming tilted twards big companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trader  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    own boss, great hours, ability to make good income

    Cons

    political, way too much advantage to big firms. Too worried about stock price

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive, but cautionary tale.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good benefits, good oportunities. Many training opportunities.

    Cons

    Good ole' boys club. If you are "in" it is good. If you are not it sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bias and racism in management team.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Excellent company if you look like the majority of people in management.
    Recommend company if they looked like majority management.

    Cons

    Retailiation if go 2HR and they will resort to lies to get you fired. Lynching of careers needs to stop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because the bias occurs at varying levels of management (Directors, Executive Directors) only the upper echelon levels of management (CEO, CIO) can do anything about this very biased environment. Look at the numbers of different groups of staff members and see what levels they are in. There is a pattern that the manager of a specific racial group are told to give that staff member negative performance feedback, regardless of if it is deserved or not. This used to be a decent place to work for everyone, but a select group of managers have determined that CME Group had too many members of a certain ethinicity and have taken steps to get rid of them, by any means necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead IT Business Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead IT Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and slow-moving sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits and something different everyday!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Reporter  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Market Reporter in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Best benefits and you get to work with very smart people!

    Cons

    Career advancement is difficult because people don't ever leave! Lots of management layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop board member referrals and office politics hires!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work depending on your department.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

    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
  10.  

    Can't find a negative thing to say about this company, just plain awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Huge bonus, Competitive Salary, and Great Benefits!

    Cons

    Coffee in the break room isn't the greatest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what your doing, its obviously works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Digital Marketing Intern

    Current Employee - Student Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Pros-Great team,relaxed and really helps you to shape your career.

    Cons

    Cons-None really,barring the job can get repetitive at times.

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