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CME Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy
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  • work life balance is mostly in paper, also varies with managers even in same department (in 16 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management changes (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Collaboration and Empowerment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fostering a spirit of innovation is something that CME Group excels in; I have been here for several years, and it is exciting and fulfilling to see new strategies and activities launched for employees to help them bring new ideas to life.

    The collaborative nature of the organization, as well as the ability to take ownership of projects without any micro-management, are two key attributes that keep me at CME Group. I feel that I can grow my career here because I am enabled to run with ideas or projects, but can leverage teamwork and collaborating with smart people to help set me up for success.

    Last year, I told my boss that I needed more collaboration and strategy in my day to day work to feel engaged, and he was able to put me on projects with visibility across divisions - I finished the year with a restored energy for my job.

    Cons

    You need to ask for something if you want it; don't just assume management knows what you need to be successful.

    CME Group Response

    Mar 15, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks so much for your input. It’s always great to get positive feedback and hear that our employees are feeling empowered in the work that they do to help advance our business around the world.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits of working at CME group include the compensation program, excellent benefit package, work life balance. It's an exciting industry with lots of great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the promotion process in general can be slower than expected and slower than other organizations. For some this is not a negative but can be for others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    CME Group Response

    May 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for your feedback – we couldn’t agree more on the pros you highlight. Career development is a key commitment we make to our employees. When it comes to promotions, 15% of our employees ... More


  3. "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very knowledgeable people, you will receive a tremendous amount of information about the Futures industry as well as get the opportunity to discuss algos, trading systems, etc

    Cons

    Difficult to move up; affected by non-work related factors.

    Advice to Management

    focus on staff's needs


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  5. "Flexibility with a large helping of unaccountability"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, Flexibility, Global Offices, A good number of women in Senior positions, easy commute from New Jersey, newly redone office space and strong financials.

    Cons

    No competitive spirit, no pride in the work, no willingness to take risks or learn new things. Poor communication across teams.


  6. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing, waves of lay offs which has created low morale


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is broad based, tons of exposure to the industry. I am personally very proud to work here. It is a name brand and a great jumping stone for future jobs.

    Cons

    Executives consistently send the message that the average age is too high. They want young millennials thinking they will reinvent the wheel. They preach about wanting leaders but by leading they really mean following them and spreading their message to others. Layoffs are annual now and often secretive but everyone always finds out anyway. The company has been having difficulty growing revenue and so to please shareholders they lower expenses and salary is a large part of that. Many employees feel that they just have a job and not a career. We provide ample opportunities for growth to staff that are Manager and below but not to middle mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being phoney. Employees see thru it. You would be more effective if you were honest.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, great work/life balance, leading company in the industry and also very innovative, strong compensation package

    Cons

    standard challenges of a large organization. Sometimes politics can get in the way of higher performers getting promoted

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention so you can know which employees are truly making an impact

    CME Group Response

    May 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for the input. We’re always happy to hear positive feedback. We also appreciate you sharing your thoughts on how we can do even better.


  9. "Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn the ins and outs of the Futures industry.

    Cons

    career movement is slow and seems stagnant.


  10. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of transitions in the last 3 years, creates opportunities, for those agile enough to react. Growing global footprint creates unique avenues of growth.

    Cons

    Past few years have lacked focus, that maybe improving with recent management. Better balance between governance and innovation needs to be achieved

    Advice to Management

    Better prioritize initiatives


  11. Helpful (4)

    "beware"

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    Current Employee - Market Surveillance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Market Surveillance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    smart people that are reluctant to help you

    Cons

    you indirectly work for CFTC and there is no room for creativity


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