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Chicago Board Options Exchange Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You are teamed up with a department and are able to learn the ins and outs. The people at the CBOE are amazing and helpful. Great experience in the Financial Industry

    Cons

    No cons. You also take classes through the options institute which can be challenging at times but you learn a lot and earn a certificate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Operational Experience

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

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Predictable hours aside from pager duty. If you are pursuing an evening higher educational degree, this is a great place to work. The culture respects employees and offers tuition reimbursement with some restrictions.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities to telecommute. You have to be at the office every day. Moreover, it does not offer many promising career growth paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more opportunities for promotion from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Investigator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    CBOE has the ability to recognize your strengths and lets you achieve your full potenial while balancing work and family

    Cons

    At times the CBOE may take some time to make changes. But like most large firms change sometimes can take awhile

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work-Life balance, No micromanaging, relaxed

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    Current Employee - Investigator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Great co-workers, very laid back

    Cons

    sometimes to laid back, pay is slightly below market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome place to learn and work

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    Great people work there. Everyone relaxed and chill. 40% foreign work staff.

    Cons

    No music in bathroom and can hear every noise made. Do not go to bathroom around lunch hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play music in bathroom to drown out noises.

    Recommends
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    CBOE gave me the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of the financial services industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    A solid company with an inordinate number of friendly and competent people. For such a large organization, CBOE is able to keep all employees "rowing" the same way.

    Cons

    Very few downsides. Those few individuals who had their own agenda usually get weeded out.

    Recommends
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    A great environment for potential. Plenty of different departments to learn from

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

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Knowledgeable people, and great benefits. There are opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    Occasionally there can be a lot of politics involved between different departments and communication can be dropped sometimes. Also, a lot of high pressure situations

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Education, Marketing and Technology

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    Former Employee - Options Institute Support  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Options Institute Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is still great potential of company growth if the CBOE can promote itself for traders and investors. As long as equity volume doesn't drop dramatically, the CBOE should continue to grow.

    Cons

    There is too much focus on monthly exchange trading volume. There is not enough focus on trying to educate conservative investors about basic option strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying hard to educate basic investors about options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Investigator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities if you are proactive and very helpful people throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Not enough career growth potential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Solid company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits & compensation, favorable hours.

    Cons

    Some weak middle management. and decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to employee concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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