Chicago Board Options Exchange Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Awesome place to learn and work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Play music in bathroom to drown out noises.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Work-Life balance, No micromanaging, relaxed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    sometimes to laid back, pay is slightly below market


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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. Great Operational Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Need to provide more opportunities for promotion from within.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Summer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (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 Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. 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


  8. Mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative and diversity of work

    Cons

    Poor communication channels and no real opportunity to convey views to upper management


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed work atmosphere, good salary & very good benefits.

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create some middle level positions.


  11. CBOE is a dynamic and innovate no frills company which is an exciting place to work. CBOE has built a great brand.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part of the financial markets and the intimate work environment as well as work, life balance.

    Cons

    pay, low bonuses, and not a lot of room for growth. most that work there don't really leave which limits advancement and promotion potential.

    Advice to Management

    Pay bigger bonuses and increase pay on par with other firms in the industry



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