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Chicago Board Options Exchange Reviews

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

    Great place to work for pay and financial possibilities. Lacks in system stability and employer-employee line-of-sight.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    Great pay. Fairly low stress. Slow learning curve. Low expectations. Firm is (currently) privately held. Downtown Chicago. Nice employee referral program. Great resume stuffer.

    It's a great "in" if you are in the Financial field or have an interest in Options and/or Stock. Lots of knowledgable people who have been around since the early days of CBOE.

    Cons

    Poor working relationships. Poor direct management supervision. Poor performance planning and management. Poor project management. Poor project execution. Low quality technological system.

    There seem to be serious disconnects between the average employee and the overall direction of the company. Projects are often discombobulated, hard to implement, hard to follow, hard to clean up. With multiple projects being implemented, one on top of the other, the quality of the system would seem to be compromised. The employees that have been here for a while often come across as arrogant and can be difficult to work with, requiring other employees to pry information out of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to keep the vision and goals of the organization strong and obvious to all levels of employees at the firm and create employee engagement as well as strong career paths.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some middle level positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Big learning curve, challenging, looks great on your resume, great people

    Cons

    TONS AND TONS of mandatory training that will eat up your weeks, below average pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    in depth usage of Core Java, Object Oriented principles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Pros

    very good team of developers. Good process of SDLC process and development standards. heavily focussed on performance improvements and optimization of code.

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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