Chicago Board Options Exchange Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. A nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands-on managers, supportive environment and relatively good life-work balance

    Cons

    The salary is not very competitive.


  2. No challenge

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No pressure most of the time. relative stable.

    Cons

    No challenge; Not a good learning environment; Management want to get work done but doesn't care about the quality. Salary is lower in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to provide more opportunities for employee's career and growth. The salary/benefit is not competive to attract/retain skilled people


  3. Average Employer

    Current Employee - Systems in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed Office atmosphere, employees are good people.

    Cons

    Work is not always challenging.


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  5. Its a good place to work if you don't want to work hard.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No stress. Its very laid back.

    Cons

    Its hard to get anything accomplished. Systems and procedures are very outdated and no one cares to update them.


  6. Generally a pleasant place to work, however talent varies greatly across various teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    depending on team, could be working on really interesting problems with bleeding edge technology politics are minimal people are generally nice

    Cons

    production support can be bad depending on team, could be using really outdated technology


  7. Old School Tech Company but Great People and Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, teamwork essential, good money and benefits, and a variety of work projects. Production support can be stressful but is only about 25% of your job. Results-based management style, very technically strong management (no pointy-haired bosses here!).

    Cons

    There is only one promotion ladder, so the best programmers eventually end up being managers, directors, or VPs, unless you don't want a raise. Permanent positions are being eliminated and replaced by offshore (and onshore) outsourcing and contractors.

    Advice to Management

    You are very weak on advanced technology training. Teach me JDK 8, Python, or open-source projects that will eventually make our development cycle, QA installation procedures, and ultimately our trading systems more efficient.


  8. Good place to start career, learn about financial markets

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Commitment to being a leader in its industry. Good work-life balance Co-workers are committed to building a great franchise

    Cons

    Very political. Never sure if you have angered the wrong person, and hearing about it coming back on your review.


  9. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Place to work and learn

    Cons

    Need to update new technology


  10. Helpful (1)

    Learning Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment. No clockwatchers but work must be done. Training and Development is great for newcomers.

    Cons

    The pay is low and as a result people tend to leave once they have a few years under their belt.

    Advice to Management

    Employee retention should be addressed.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Great company for men!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Helpdesk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    great location, lots to do and the trains drops you off right by work. there are so many choices right out front for lunch. Location can't be beat.

    Cons

    There is a lot of shady people that work here. It's completely obvious that most employees do not like working for this company. I can't think of one manager that is actually a decent manager. There are so many managers who scream for really no reason at all. The people who should be managers will never be a manager. You will be be abused and taken advantage of if you work here. If you are a woman be prepared for constant sex jokes. You will just have to deal with it. If you complain to HR they will get rid of you somehow! You will be laid off so just relax and enjoy the culture as I roll my eyes. The HR people are clueless. Never go to them about anything. Like ever!

    Advice to Management

    just like congress - you all should be fired and let true leaders lead!



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