CME Group

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CME Group Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.3 96 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill

Phupinder Gill

(37 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

    Lead IT Business Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

    ConsCan be bureaucratic and slow-moving sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits and something different everyday!

    Market Reporter (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop board member referrals and office politics hires!

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

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    Good place to work depending on your department.

    Lead QA Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsPay is good, work is fun in the beginning.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsHuge bonus, Competitive Salary, and Great Benefits!

    ConsCoffee in the break room isn't the greatest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what your doing, its obviously works.

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

     

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    Student Intern (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

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    Good Place to work

    Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgood compensation, benefits and vacation
    Challenging environment with good work / life balance for the most part
    You can learn a lot
    Great on resume

    ConsPretty political and still has a very much "he or she are one of our people" type of situation for promotions
    It isn't CME Group's fault but the intense regulatory environment sometimes forces employees to do work that adds little value to the process or the organization but is done anyway because a regulator asked for it

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees. They talk all the time about how CME Group experience counts but they always hire from the outside because they want the best fit making it very hard to transfer to another division or department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    QA Analyst III (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll managers must realize that diversity (when utilized) can be your strength.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very disappointing ending to a good career

    QA Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood bonus and decent work life balance

    ConsBad middle management and no concern for employees personal issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter compensation, HR very bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice working environment with mixed cutlure

    Project Management (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsNice atmosphere with all diverse cultures, energetic team

    ConsInconsistent business goals that could forecast business road map and company prospect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare more the ideas from top management to other levels, and be appreciate to offer new ideas and initiatives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cronyism, Corruption, Incompetence

    Senior Analyst, Quantitative Risk Management (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros(1) Paid time off
    (2) Very low quality standards make working quite easy
    (3) Education reimbursement benefits
    (4) They have a virtual monopoly on parts of the futures and options markets

    Cons(1) There are very few competent people working here. Most of the best staff leave within six months to a year after joining.
    (2) Unabashed favoritism, nepotism, and racism
    (3) Extreme amounts of bureaucracy to the point where real work almost never gets done
    (4) Very poor management; I have never seen it this bad before
    (5) There is no culture to speak of; hypocrisy and double talk are the norm of management
    (6) Employees that do not go along with some of these issues are often harasses and retaliated against

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is time to leave; get younger more capable people in positions of power to try to reform CME.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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