CME Group Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
171 Reviews
3.5
171 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 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits, work life balance depending on the position you hold (in 10 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 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Private in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Only pro to this company is having their name on your resume.

    Cons

    They aren't fair to their minority employees. This company is full of office politics. And believe me when I say nepotism is alive and well at the CME!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs sensitive training. Additionally, they need to promote within more. Too often they hire people that are oblivious to the products traded on their platform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be a great experience but only from the Chicago office.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance depending on the position you hold.

    Cons

    You will get ignored if you work in anywhere but Chicago. They constantly ask for feedback but don't make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dry and slow internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    laid back working environment with helpful co-workers

    Cons

    nothing too much to do for interns

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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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

  6.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work life balance great

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy too bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (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
  8.  

    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

    I worked at CME Group full-time (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
  9.  

    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%.

  10.  

    Make the right friends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (insurance, PTO, 401k matching, work from home)

    Cons

    MAJOR politics in action. Promotions are less about performance and more about coolness factor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about the peons...they are technically the ones keeping the lights on. pay attention to people's work ethic and how much they accomplish in a day. stop worrying about who was out for drinks that night

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (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

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