CME Group
3.3 of 5 147 reviews
www.cmegroup.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Overall a pretty good place to work. Work / Life balance can be a challenge at times

Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

Pros* Strong IT shop
* Willing to invest in IT Infrastructure
* Getting better on providing good working facilities and amenities
* Good chance to learn about the trading environment
* Only minimal travel required
* Good ability to move around laterally (sometimes even vertically)
* Not many staff reductions / layoffs
* Solid Senior Management
* On-site fitness facility

Cons* Work / Life balance can be challenging at times. Depending on your group / role, there may be frequent Saturday work.
* Crazy work pace at times. Many high priority projects
* Some counter-productive employees seem to be able to survive and remain employed
* Not a major con, but you will see a good amount of nepotism
* Raises were mostly flat last couple of years.

Advice to Senior Management* Continue to work on work / life balance initiatives
* Spend additional time coaching (or weeding out) of a few counter-productive employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, unless you're a smart individual

    Junior Market Reporter (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CME Group


    Pros: Great benefits package even though only working part-time Hours are good for people… Cons: Management is underqualified and leaves employees feeling that they can do a better job than their superiors The education courses are a waste… Advice to Senior Management: Really review the employees and offer bonuses or other incentives based on performance and not time there. There are definitely "favorites" when it comes to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Short-term internship

    Software Development Intern (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at CME Group


    Pros: The internship was short term and the company made sure that I was compensated for the extra expenditures imposed by that. I had useful… Cons: While I understand that it is the norm to have cubicle farms at larger companies, I find them to be limiting. My boss was… Advice to Senior Management: I'm very glad that I took the internship, however, I don't know that I could work there based on the lack of passion exuded… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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