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CME Group Reviews

Updated January 24, 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. "Typical Corporate Giant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a well known and leading exchange and good to have on your resume.

    Cons

    you are a small fish in an ocean.
    most of the staff are contractors and it is extremely difficult to be hired full-time unless you get special (unfair to others) treatment.
    they say they are innovative when it actually takes months or even years to implement a new process, application or change to existing assets

    Advice to Management

    audit and review the marketing division, especially directors and above. They either have little to no marketing or management experience OR make decisions based on emotion, friendships and favoritism.


  2. "Good old days"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exciting, face paced, sometimes stressful environment, but there is always something interesting happening and something new to learn

    Cons

    Very stressful and competitive. The building itself is old and location isn't optimal. CME's previous location was much nicer

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice to management. I think they did a good enough job considering the environment and the market


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Adequate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Investigator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very generous and flexible. The office is relatively laid back. Most work can be completed easily during the day

    Cons

    There is a bizarre secrecy within the Investigations department, no one seems to trust each other. More importantly though, much of the work is unchallenging and easily automated. Very high turnover from people leaving to do the same work for more money at other regulatory agencies, and those that stay becoming the middle management because of seniority. Little effort from top management to help control for culture which is important with so much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a bit more time sorting out the culture, and allow people to do their own work


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  5. "internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good reputation. Can have access to different financial markets and practice programming

    Cons

    sometimes boring work. There is little communication between colleagues.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Examiner/Staff Auditor Bait & Switch"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance.
    Very easy interview process.
    CPA Review & Exam Fees Reimbursements.
    Up-to 8 days off in addition to standard PTO for taking your exams.
    Base Pay.
    Benefits.
    Not too many pros in the department it self, however the company as a whole is really great.

    Cons

    I was hoping to find some +'s unfortunately not many except that the interview process is super easy to get your foot into the door.
    Department is living in OLD SCHOOL leadership methodology where a few bad apples run the entire department and ultimately your career growth and progress.
    Department needs to look and learn from other departments within CME Group, Inc. and truly adhere to and live by the company objectives of Focusing on Career and Professional Development of its workforce. Rather the department just cares about the few individuals and hopes the rest follow suit.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead like other leaders in the organization. Teach new seniors to not just learn their job but also focus on leading and teaching the processes to new employees.


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Low Pressure in the working environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy in some kind of way

    CME Group Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We’re glad your internship experience with CME Group was a positive one. We hope to see you again.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Randolph, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Randolph, NJ

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Globex cash cow, great people, good benefits

    Cons

    Top down management, some dead wood still floating around

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy it while you can


  9. Helpful (1)

    "OK company to work at, more so for older employees who want stability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable, large business with low turnover rate & interesting things to work on

    Cons

    Old, sub-par exchange technology, some departments are more team-based than others. Lack of strong culture and younger employees if those are something you're looking for.


  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to various markets. client interaction

    Cons

    under appreciation, long hours, long queue to get to full time from consultant


  11. "Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People I work with and the talent here.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, lack of decision-making at times.



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