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CME Group Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance is great for most employees" (in 95 reviews)

  • "Generally friendly atmosphere and good benefits" (in 41 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. Helpful (1)

    "Clearinghouse Intern"

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

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Working with intelligent people both as co-workers and clientele, having multiple opportunities to lead on a project, and learning about the derivatives markets.

    Cons

    None. The experience you gain will be very valuable if you're looking for a career in the industry.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Chill environment and nice people

    Cons

    Burocracy everything takes forever people don’t seem passionate

  3. "Good place for 9-5 work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, Time flexibility, long PTO days And carryover

    Cons

    Too process oriented and feel restricted in the work


  4. "Great internship program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    high pay, good program, fun events

    Cons

    difficult to get hired post-internship


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Pricing and Valuation Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pricing and Valuation Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Very friendly people and the job is very stable.

    Cons

    You will have to start as a consultant


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good mentors for interns and analysts

    Cons

    Less career opportunities and upward mobility


  7. "clearing house compliance intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    valuable work done across company

    Cons

    clearing house is relatively isolated

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding and Fast Paced"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "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.


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