CME Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
161 Reviews
3.5
161 Reviews
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CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interesting company company with great opportunities but also growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very little hierarchy. Great people. Interesting and unique work. Appreciate all perspectives. At the intersection of many different aspects of the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of HR process and procedures. Somewhat out of touch with the rest of the financial industry. Leadership structure that is at times hard to understand and work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emulate other financial institutions when it comes to recruitment and leadership structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong focus on work/life balance. Good gender balance. Fairly laid back, good opportunities to try projects across the company.

    Cons

    Some snippy office politics. Too many people are on the board from all the mergers, and its starting to strain corporate decisions making.

  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance and great office camaraderie.

    Cons

    It seems like it can take a long time to get a promotion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dry and slow internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    laid back working environment with helpful co-workers

    Cons

    nothing too much to do for interns

  6.  

    very good company

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

    I have been working at CME Group as an intern for less than a year

    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

  7.  

    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

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good work life balance great

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy too bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Becoming tilted twards big companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trader  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trader in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  9.  

    Positive, but cautionary tale.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  10.  

    Bias and racism in management team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  11.  

    A great place to be FROM...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group

    Pros

    There is talent here, and the people seem genuinely acting in the best interest of company, however this fluctuates from department to department.

    Cons

    Glacier movement/momentum via bureaucracy ever encountered. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the workforce by 20%.

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