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CME Group Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is great for most employees (in 67 reviews)

  • Good benefits and learning and tools being made available to employees (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is mostly in paper, also varies with managers even in same department (in 15 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management changes (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    An ever-changing culture of dynamic intellectuals with a true understanding of appreciating and celebrating its diverse workforce while delivering on its business objectives cosistently.

    Cons

    If you are not capable of adjusting and constructively working under duress you might experience difficulty navigating here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cultivate an elite workforce with the leading edge resources and adaptable mindset that only a globally recognized institution has the means to.

    CME Group Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We’re glad your experience with CME Group was a positive one. Thanks for sharing your feedback.


  2. "Awesome place to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to be. Lots of opportunity, Salary, Benefits.

    Cons

    Political, way to much red tape.


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large room for growth and huge leaarning curve.

    Cons

    could pay more than competitiors

    Advice to Management

    pay more


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  5. "Politics in control"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are decent benefits. Flex time and work from home are possibilities. Some coworkers do want to help each other and care about the job they do.

    Cons

    It's the most politically charged company I've ever worked at. There are employees on visas, desperate for green card sponsorship. It results in a lack of teamwork and some backstabbing, as they push to look better than their peers.

    Morale has been low, and now bonuses were lower than expected even with record volumes, due to their "forecasted budget" having unreasonably high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees as easily replaceable. Limit offshoring. Encourage managers to value teamwork and to care about team morale. The current sweatshop mentality comes from their desire for bigger bonuses at the cost of their staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great career awaits"

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

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

    Pros

    Small company that feels big but in all the good ways. Comp is outstanding - Competitive salaries, equity, bonus and a pension!

    Cons

    Very Chicago-centric but getting better as this company becomes more global.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to aggressively look at M&A as an opportunity to enhance growth and further domination!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Out of all the companies I have worked for, CME Group offers the best overall benefits package. They have a Wellness Program that allows us to receive a discount on their insurance plus earn gift cards. Free health screening every year. They pay for your membership with an immediate care provider that is near work and extremely flexible to your schedule. They also now offer 12 weeks of full-paid maternity and 4 weeks paternity leave. There is a gym in the building and they pay for a majority of your membership. I also take advantage of the tuition reimbursement program. I wouldn’t be able to afford graduate school without their help. The work/life balance is great for most employees. I also enjoy the volunteer opportunities CME has available. Overall, it is an enjoyable place to work with great people.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of cons. Salary is comparable to most companies. I would say they are about average... They do offer equity and a bonus which is a major plus!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fostering a Culture of Innovation, Collaboration and Empowerment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for a career"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been at CME Group for 14+ years. During my time there I have worked in several different technology roles and departments. Each role has allowed me to grow in my career and expand my network. The benefits at CME have gotten better with the years and it would be pretty hard to beat at another company.

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow at times


  10. "Full-time Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    History, reputation, business impacts on a global scale

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical and title-driven


  11. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Great location, amazing team of people to work with

    Cons

    Bad upper management, needs to improve company image



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