CME Group Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.5
57%
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73%
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CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy
Terry Duffy
123 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best reasons to work here was the amazing work life balance and support from the senior members of the team(in 109 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and work-life balance(in 47 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    None to report for now

  2. "Good company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    firm corporate structure and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    not anything specific- in general not bad

  3. "Great company to work for. My management team was amazing"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead EASE Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pay, Bonus and benefits

    Cons

    Older team members are set in their ways. Difficult to be progressive

  4. "Good place to work unless you have a spine"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal-Market Reg in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits - good medical coverage, adequate PTO

    Cons

    If you stick up for yourself due to poor treatment/manager issues, HR will act like they are doing something about it but it's just to cover themselves. Nothing really happens and the poor treatment continues until you leave. No room for growth or to express new/fresh ideas. Oppressive environment at times. If you challenge the status quo you will be forced out.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but slow moving"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CME is one of the industry giants. If you are at all interested in exchange and clearing business this is one of the most interesting places to be. Great place to learn about the business and work with different technologies. Many dedicated, hard working, and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    While company has very good track record executing on large scale projects its record on smaller initiatives is far from stellar. Things that should take days often take months. Decision making process is slow and many projects take long time to complete because of lack of commitment. Company is still very siloed.

  6. "Avoid the tech division"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, but they're undervalued

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to rest of the industry. No work-life balance. Does not care about its employees and underpays them compared to the rest of the industry. Change control process is a nightmare. Processes are not in place to support it.

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  7. "No longer have Pit Reporters"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pit Reporter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Would still be there is not for the trading floor closing

    Cons

    Can be very stressful at times

  8. "I loved it"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, good team

    Cons

    none I can think of

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great with a good competitive base salary, bonus, equity bonus, And pension plan

    Cons

    Like to retain large margins so With a small drop in profits large organizational changes are made very quickly.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay/Benefits are great WFH Flexibility All-around decent people

    Cons

    Change in Management needed at many levels No diversity Hard to move around internally, hard to get promoted

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