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CME Group Reviews

Updated March 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "Adequately staffed team/great work life balance" (in 97 reviews)

  • "Generally friendly atmosphere and good benefits" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Reasonable benefits package and salary with work life balance but limited progression" (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great work Culture, Great work environment, Great opportunities, Open Door Policy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Have been associated with CME Group in Bangalore since Jan 2016. All I can say with my experience is - This is one of the best place to work for with great work culture, great work environment, great opportunities. Management is all ears to your suggestions, ideas, and, innovation is the key! Provides great work mobility, and, I am one of the employees who got benefitted by the Mobility Program. Though my core skills are Production Support, I was trusted and provided an opportunity outside of Production Support, and, with great transition mechanism, I was able to absorb the work and the new opportunity with open hands with such a great support from the Senior Management. Have always recommended this work place to my people and also have been benefitted by the Impressive Referral Program... !! Will continue to refer this to my folks !!

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything to add for Cons yet !!

    Advice to Management

    Great going, and, highly engaged management, and, always open with the "Open Door" policy !

    CME Group Response

    Jun 29, 2018 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We’re glad to hear that your experience working with us has been so positive. Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee-friendly workplace. Great perks and benefits. Invests in emerging technology.

    Cons

    Overall a very good company. No cons to report.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Resistant to positive change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay for performance (base/equity/bonus.) Pension and 401k
    It's a utility, it's not going anywhere.
    The people actually trying to make a difference for the better.
    Some interesting tech.

    Cons

    Prone to "Not invented here" syndrome

    Downright awful/incompetent management in technology (particularly in the software dev org, the goods ones all left for greener pastures.)

    Silly cut throat politics

    HR


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid this department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Surveillance Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Surveillance Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    -Ok compensation and benefits
    -The office is nice
    -Opportunities for civic engagement
    -Good hours when fully staffed

    Cons

    -Highly toxic work environment
    -High turnover in NY Surveillance Dept (4-5 departures in 2018 alone)
    -Work is bland and uninteresting
    -Training, unless being conducted remotely from Chicago Surveillance, is very disorganized
    -Favoritism on an epic proportion
    -Outright bullying for all to see
    -Arbitrary terminations
    -Lack of diversity, no underrepresented minorities, and doing nothing to fix it

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be cool and be role models. Your attitudes leave people feeling left out and wanting to seek work elsewhere, or at the very least, in another department. Look to the Chicago Surveillance Dept. for guidance. They seem to have things more together there.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with plenty of resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very competitive benefits and pay
    Strong performance management tools and bonus structure
    Adequately staffed team/great work life balance
    Casual dress code

    Cons

    Should be more willing to embrace company wide remote working capabilities. Currently seems to be dependent on team/manager but not a very clear on a set policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    CME Group Response

    Mar 3, 2019 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We couldn’t agree with you more on the pros of working here. As for the con you mention, CME Group has offered a formal, company-wide work/life balance program... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Value Your Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Competitive medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits

    Cons

    -No incentive for hard work
    -Promotions are biased
    -Leadership does not lead by example
    -You are a number
    -It is difficult to make change happen (many leaders are set in their old ways)
    -They speak of diveristy and inclusion but there is no initiative within a team within a specific department

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Hear what they have to say. They are not a number. Be open to new ideas and change that will improve processes. Appreciate their hard work and what they are giving to the firm when in a position where they are putting in extra hours to support and get things done due to a lack of resources or turnover.


  7. "CME Group: Futures & Options Trading for Risk Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, diversity, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Work-Life balance, security vs. functionality

  8. "Long Time CME'er"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid compensation. challenging work environment. Interesting problems.

    Cons

    Too many priorities must fight to get resources and support.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to focus and put trust further in the hands of the leaders. Decentralize IT.


  9. "Qa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and chill env

    Cons

    High responsibility and busy schedule


  10. "The most innovative company you have never heard of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CMEGroup creates and adopts new technology to solve problems heretofore unseen in our industry without the risk of a startup.

    Cons

    Heavy regulatory burden by the Federal government - this does not impact new technology rollouts as much as maintenance of existing systems.

    Advice to Management

    Silo minimization has been successful but needs more work.

    CME Group Response

    Mar 3, 2019 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for the review. We’re proud to be known as a leading technology company that’s proactively focused on delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients, and we’re glad that’s been your... More