50 years ago, our Chairman & CEO Terry Duffy attended the first Special Olympics games in Chicago. He returned to Soldier Field this past weekend for the #SpecialOlympics50 celebration, joined by athlete Barbara Kozdron and event Co-Chair Jenny Fortner. #InclusionRevolution #ProudSponsor
Special Olympics athletes from around the world came together this past weekend in Chicago to compete and celebrate 50 years of acceptance and inclusion. CME Group is proud to support the #InclusionRevolution. Watch more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGmW
Working at CME Group offers you the opportunity to impact global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better.
With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless.
Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more. Our employees have propelled us to unparalleled success in our industry, and we want to hear from you if you have the skills, creativity and drive to join our team and help grow our business for the future.
Innovation has always been a driving force for the exchanges that form CME Group: CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX. We have continually embraced change and fostered an entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled both our exchanges – as well as the futures industry – to grow and prosper. We know from firsthand experience that innovation can transform business, influence the direction of civilization and alter its reality for the better.
But creative thinking and great ideas cannot exist in a vacuum – they benefit and gain momentum by being spread far and wide. Recognizing this, in 2003 CME founded the CME Center for Innovation – now called the CME Group Center for Innovation (CFI).
The CFI creates and sponsors thought-provoking original programming that identifies, showcases and fosters examples of significant innovation and creative thinking across multiple industries in both the public and private sectors. Each of the programs explores and communicates the principles behind innovation, and more importantly, showcases their application to a broad and diverse audience.
The CFI's programs help advance the application of innovation by providing a broad, multi-industry analysis of the concept. The CFI is interested in evaluating not only the principles behind innovation, but in taking a strong, hard look at innovation in action.
At CME Group, we value being a good corporate citizen and taking an active role in social responsibility across the communities where we work and live.
In 2017, CME Group contributed more than $10 million through our charitable programs and foundations. This includes donating $1.25 million to AmeriCares, Save the Children, and the American Red Cross in response to the devastating natural disasters that displaced so many across Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. Additionally, our community outreach program, Amicus, engaged our employees and members in volunteer opportunities totaling more than 3,000 hours of service. Community relations committees, made up of CME Group employees, organized volunteer initiatives in our Chicago, New York, London, Belfast, Bangalore and Singapore offices and worked to establish new charitable relationships with local partners.
We are proud to be a socially responsible organization that dedicates time and resources to corporate citizenship, and we look forward to continuing to make a difference through our global outreach.
CME Group supports many philanthropic causes through charitable grants from our two foundations.
Through our community involvement, we create opportunities for those in our exchange community to make a difference.
Discover how CME Group supports sustainability and stewardship in our environment, workplace, and workforce.
For a detailed report on our 2017 Corporate Citizenship please visit http://www.cmegroup.com/company/files/corporate-citizen-report-2017.pdf
Working at CME Group provides more than a paycheck. Employees benefit from a total rewards program that is market competitive, emphasizes performance and helps us attract and retain the industry's highest achievers. Supporting our employees in every stage of their lives and careers is an important way we show how much we value the contributions they make to the business.
Our compensation programs align employee rewards with shareholder interests and emphasize our pay-for-performance philosophy.
In addition to market competitive base pay, all employees are eligible for short-term incentives in the form of our annual bonus program, which is tied to achievement of the company’s financial goals and strong individual performance. We also offer a spot bonus program to reward employees who make exceptional contributions to the business throughout the year.
Through our broad-based equity program, employees at more senior levels are eligible for annual equity awards, while all other employees are eligible for discretionary equity awards based on individual performance. In addition, we offer employees the opportunity to purchase CME Group stock at a discount through our employee stock purchase plan.
Our Excellence Award program also provides spot bonuses to employees who make exceptional contributions to the business in strong alignment with our values.
In addition to compensation, we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support our employees’ health and wellbeing, retirement needs, professional development, and work/life balance.
CME Group offers a competitive time off program (a PTO program in the U.S. and a traditional vacation and sick program for international employees) in addition to a generous holiday schedule. We also offer a work/life balance program that allows employees to take advantage of flexible work arrangements such as working remotely.
CME Group employees are part of a learning organization. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who works here has the resources and support they need to succeed in their jobs, understand developing trends in the marketplace and achieve their career aspirations.
In addition to learning on the job by performing challenging work and collaborating with smart people, we provide a variety of benefits to help employees grow their expertise, including tuition reimbursement for continuing education costs. Additionally, we offer onsite professional development training courses, access to external seminars and technical skills training, as well as an integrated series of leadership development programs to prepare employees for each stage of their careers.
CME Group offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which provides confidential counseling sessions to discuss personal and family issues, including legal counseling and child/elder care matters.
This service provides employees and their families with child care resource referrals and educational information on topics such as health, work and finances.
CME Group also provides business travel accident insurance for all employees that provides benefits coverage when traveling on company business.
CME Group offers our U.S.-based employees a competitive benefits package that includes the following offerings:
Internationally, CME Group offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that is aligned with local best practice and includes the following offerings*:
*Benefit offerings vary by regions.
Rotational Analyst Program
CME Group recruits and develops future leaders through our Rotational Analyst Program. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn our business from a cross-functional perspective.
Over a span of two years, participants gain a broad base of experience in the financial services industry as they complete six-month rotations in four of CME Group’s core business units, including Clearing, Finance, Legal & Regulatory, Global Operations, Products & Services, Strategy & Execution, and Technology. After that time, analysts will work with our Human Resources department and their mentors to pursue a full-time role as a senior analyst within any of the particular business units listed above.
"CME Group’s Rotational Analyst Program is an exceptional opportunity that allows an analyst to learn across all the business units. It opens the door to not only learn from some of the most intellectual individuals in the business, but also to work alongside them in day-to-day operations. Having the ability to rotate across various departments has challenged me to expand my knowledge of the business, allowed me to develop lasting relationships and given me insight into areas I may have never been exposed to otherwise. The Rotational Analyst Program is truly a unique and positive experience."
— Kaitlin Meyer, Retail Client Development & Sales (University of Chicago, Class of 2010)
Rotation assignments will most likely take place in our Chicago Loop locations.
We’re looking for smart, motivated individuals with diverse educational backgrounds to help drive our future success and share in our collective achievements. Candidates should have:
To ensure that rotational analysts get the most out of the program, they are a paired with a mentor who serves as their advisor. Mentors are employees at leadership levels who have the appropriate networks and institutional knowledge to help participants grow their expertise. For the first rotation, analysts are assigned to work in their mentor’s division. For subsequent rotations, they will work with their mentor and CME Group management to determine the best fit depending on their preferences and abilities, as well as project availability.
I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than a year)
I started as an intern in Technology. The tech internship program was the best part of the summer; Lots of opportunities to grow and learn but also social events. The technology team gives you every chance to explore the company and make an impact. The people are CME really care about one another, there’s no cut throat culture like at start-ups. It’s also a stable place to work; Too big too fail. 23 PTO days when you start, and 9 holidays—which is almost unheard of!
Lots of layers in management, pretty standard for a “large” company though. As long as you have a good manager supporting you, you have nothing to worry about.
Advice to Management
Some politics do exist, but keep listening to your employees!
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CME Group (Chicago, IL) in August 2018.
Takes about two weeks. First round is a half an hour phone interview. Second round is onsite one and half hour interview with 6 people. Nice and friendly interview environment. Given an offer after one week.