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CME Group Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance is great for most employees" (in 92 reviews)

  • "Generally friendly atmosphere and good benefits" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Reasonable benefits package and salary with work life balance but limited progression" (in 19 reviews)

  • "More transparency needed for senior management on projects" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great people & cutting-edge technology"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technologist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

    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!

    CME Group Response

    Dec 21, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for sharing your experience at CME Group. We’re glad to hear that you enjoy working on our Technology team with the friendly, talented people who work here and having the opportunity to... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, can work from home, tons of time off, and great place to learn. Would definitely suggest accepting an offer here if considering.

    Cons

    No cons. I would definitely suggest accepting an offer here if considering, especially if you have any interest in fintech.

    Advice to Management

    Love the place

  3. "Rewarding and Fast Paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that keeps you on your toes. Great place to learn how a large company operates. Works with innovative technology. Work life balance is better than most places still with PTO and WFH.

    Cons

    Needs work on the culture a bit more. People are too engulfed in work that it's lacks being a comfortable environment.

    Advice to Management

    I want to know more about the company as a whole. Technology and business is separated greatly. There needs to be more focus on having the employees feel a part of that.


  4. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism throughout the organization; everyone is knowledgeable about their area of business.

    Cons

    Non that I can recall.

    Advice to Management

    Continue strategic acquisitions.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Still has opportunities, but culture has declined"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money here and learn some cool things. Lots of Super Smart Employees.

    Cons

    Super Smart employees fleeing like the plague thanks to the better economy. Upper management more interested in CYA than company growth. Culture of fear has taken over middle management. Poor training/onboarding for new employees. Long hours unrelated to real business needs expected. Everything is a fire drill - you will never be allowed to take time to proactively improve anything.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture. Used to be a great place to work with mostly honest executives and smart mid management, now the smart managers left and there is ALOT of lying and managers being so busy managing politics they don't have time to manage the business.


  6. "Worst company ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Outsourcing job to offshore office, Hiring H1B employee by laying off US employees, Abusive manager, Long retirement vesting period, company lays off employees few weeks before meeting vesting period, Outdated technology,

    Advice to Management

    Respect hard work of employees, retain hardworking people not the people involved in cheap politics to save their job.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big name
    people here are smart

    Cons

    no cons
    time is limited
    I hope to have more time with CME Group

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Pricing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and great opportunities

    Cons

    Management is too kind to under performers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Data Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and pay

    Cons

    I have no cons, everything is good


  10. Helpful (7)

    "USA office growing problems unaddressed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the experience to work with American staff before they left

    Cons

    After inappropriate actions in our India office, CME has company rule that women will not work in office alone, only if other women are there. But US office does not have this safety and it is getting worse than home!

    We try bringing problem to managers, but they are just as guilty and say our IT leader trust their authority and knows their good families.

    Advice to Management

    You tell us benefits of diversity but all teams starting to look the same and US office has as much problem as home. Respectfully stop replacing staff who trained us, with friends and family of senior manager.


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