CME Group

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CME Group Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
187 Reviews
3.4
187 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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%.

  2.  

    Make the right friends

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead IT Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead IT Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting problems, good benefits & pay package

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and slow-moving sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great benefits and something different everyday!

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

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

    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
  6.  

    Good place to work depending on your department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead QA Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    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
  7.  

    Great place - fast moving

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group

    Pros

    Very dynamic. Growth company with lots of change and lots to learn. Great collaborative people.

    Cons

    Work life balance. As with an growing company never ending to of list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value employer contributions. Overall you are doing a good job.

  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Digital Marketing Intern

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

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

    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.

  10.  

    Good Place to work

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

    I worked at CME Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pretty 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    CME Group

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst III in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst III in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers must realize that diversity (when utilized) can be your strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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