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CME Group Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • Poor work/ life balance and challenging upward mobility (in 17 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management changes (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at CME Group as an intern

    Pros

    Very relaxed, lenient about start time, as long as you work 8 hours a day. Casual Fridays! I really think it depends on the department you work in. I got very lucky with mine.
    The internship program is great. A lot of networking events for interns, as well as intern events that allow us to network with other interns.

    Cons

    I have none so far.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, great work/life balance, leading company in the industry and also very innovative, strong compensation package

    Cons

    standard challenges of a large organization. Sometimes politics can get in the way of higher performers getting promoted

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention so you can know which employees are truly making an impact

    CME Group Response

    May 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for the input. We’re always happy to hear positive feedback. We also appreciate you sharing your thoughts on how we can do even better.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits of working at CME group include the compensation program, excellent benefit package, work life balance. It's an exciting industry with lots of great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes the promotion process in general can be slower than expected and slower than other organizations. For some this is not a negative but can be for others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    CME Group Response

    May 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for your feedback – we couldn’t agree more on the pros you highlight. Career development is a key commitment we make to our employees. When it comes to promotions, 15% of our employees... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

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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

    Innovative place to work and lots of new Technology.

    Cons

    Regulations causing some slowdowns and process.


  5. "Professional Development Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is wonderful. Very welcoming environment. I learned a great deal in my role.

    Cons

    None - Except no role available for me to move into permanently.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CME Group part-time

    Pros

    Great culture and consistently growing company

    Cons

    Slow environment, old school way of doing business

    CME Group Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re proud of the culture we’ve built here and are glad that you appreciate it too. Based on input from our employee engagement surveys, we are focused on... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced environment, with opportunities to learn various areas of the business and new technologies."

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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

    Many opportunities to learn new cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Need to have the agility to move at a rapid pace of change

    CME Group Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We’re glad to hear that you had a positive experience working at CME Group and valued the opportunity to work with our industry-leading technologies. We wish you all the best in your future career... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for, highly competent people with long term focus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competent people, good culture. Long term strategy and focus.

    Cons

    IT department is slow to implement changes and new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Convert consultants to full time employees

    CME Group Response

    Mar 31, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for the positive review! We couldn’t agree more that we’ve got great people, a strong company culture and a clear strategy for the future. We’re also happy to report that we’re focusing on... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work in Chicago"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing global company. Small enough to have exposure to other areas outside one's role. Work-flexibility, work from home is common. Good benefits and compensation. Conveniently located by the Metra and Brown line.

    Cons

    Do not have any yet

    CME Group Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for the positive review. We pride ourselves on being a company that’s small enough for your contributions to be known, but big enough for your ideas to have an impact. We’re glad to hear... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Student Intern in Technology at CME Group"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Plenty of memorable events for interns
    Employees are experienced and quite knowledgeable
    Very good compensation for interns

    Cons

    Some intern events were less than memorable
    It's a large company, so expect some red tape


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