CME Group Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Challenging environment with good work / life balance for the most part (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, work life balance depending on the position you hold (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance , no respect to employee time off (in 6 reviews)

  • If you are not liked by the inner circle of senior management you will not be successful here (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Lead Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with generally intelligent people. Company is very supportive if you want to improve yourself. They pay for your tuition 100%. Work is not super stressful. Benefits above average.

    Cons

    Senior management are business people. Many of the IT senior managers are taking themselves too serious, maybe it is because most of the time they are surrounded by people more capable.

    Advice to Management

    There is basically a gap between senior management and working people. Many times it gives people the impression they are clueless what needs to be done.

  2. Lead II Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and really great education benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of really valuable employees seem to leave.

  3. Sr Software Engg

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Real tech minds are here.

    Cons

    Dont see any as of now

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  5. IT Software Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology & good projects. Exciting to see what you do make a difference in the global economy. Compensation and benefits are good relative to most companies, although not always competitive with trading firms.

    Cons

    Seems like it has really gone downhill recently. Basically no respect for technology staff in the company and near constant reorganizations. Management has some long term plans but it isn't clear on how they will affect individuals especially in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Management should keep a close eye on employee turnover. Turnover had been too low for too long, but the recent set of changes have many people the company can't afford to lose eyeing the door.

  6. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Potential for great bonuses

    Cons

    It will take over your life. Work is piled on and no one cares.

  7. Operator

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Covington, GA

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work I like, New equiptment.

    Cons

    Inexpierienced help,lack of organizational mngmnt.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified employees

  8. Means well, but challenges in IT management

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees who want to help and strive to do good work.

    Cons

    Hands-on IT staff spread extremely thin and over-tasked. Leadership in Enterprise Architecture and Information Security are perhaps not up for the requirements of running a global exchange within the construct of a heavily-regulated environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what the CME does well -- recommendation is to put more emphasis on looking at change as an opportunity to excel vs. just focusing on the competition as a reactive strategy (e.g. ICE, etc.).

  9. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Senior Engineer

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pto, bonus and wfh. Salary is industry standard. It was a happy place once. Close to metra.

    Cons

    No growth. Don't think hard work only gets you promotions. Lay off when market was good so think about bad days.

    Advice to Management

    Talent resources are leaving. Try to focus on retaining experience employees instead of just focusing on pleasing only share holder.

  10. Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Awesome collegues. Great learning experience

    Cons

    Small salaries for interns and limited access to some softwares

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the experience it was great internship program

  11. Investigations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most co-workers and peers are pleasant to work with, very cooperative, extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. The company has decent medical, dental and 401K benefits.

    Cons

    The Market Regulation Department is mired in bureaucracy and always in transition mode. Most CME Department's show little or no appreciation for good work or anyone who falls below the Managing Director level..

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to assess pay inequalities, the promotion process and its treatment of employees at all levels; and clean up its bureaucracy.

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