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CME Group Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  • Poor work/ life balance and challenging upward mobility (in 17 reviews)

  • Senior Management does not walk the walk that they preach (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's the top exchange in the world, and company culture is great. People in the company is very talent, you can a lot here.

    Cons

    Salaries is not that competitive compared with other companies especially for entry level, but it is still okay to leave in Chicago.


  2. "SA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly team.
    More young people , more energy.

    Cons

    Less opportunity to grow.
    Less innovative.

    CME Group Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We couldn’t agree more that we have friendly, talented people working here who are full of energy and always willing to share their knowledge. In... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Chicago-centric not Global"

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

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses
    Too big to fail

    Cons

    HR Team
    No opportunity to advance
    Inability to make decisions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Quite good for career builder"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    It taught me a lot about the market and make me clear about my career path in the future.

    Cons

    The salary might not be as high as expected.

    Advice to Management

    Not really

    CME Group Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. As a leader in our industry, we’re focused on giving our employees the opportunity to do challenging work that advances global financial markets while growing... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Former Trader"

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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

    Opportunity for success is now minimal

    Cons

    Computers have taking over for humans

    Advice to Management

    No chance


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Excellent place to work - if you are in Bangalore"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with industry. Good business model since most of the revenue is fee based with minimum risk.

    Cons

    Bangalore is the only office which is growing. Employees are slowly being let go from NYC office. This is being done one or two at a time to keep it under the radar. All the values and principles of the firm are only on paper. In practice there is rampant corruption (especially in technology vendors), favoritism and red tape. Dissenting viewpoints though encouraged in training and meetings are your way out of the firm in practice.

    Promotions are not based on merit but on who you know,

    Advice to Management

    Management know exactly what it's doing. They are getting rid of US employees and growing the Bangalore office.

    CME Group Response

    Oct 16, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. While we don’t share your observations, we take your feedback seriously and encourage you to reach out to Human Resources at... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Quality Assurance Engineer"

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    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

    Good benefits, work life flexibility

    Cons

    Company Politics make it difficult for hard work people to rise up the ladder. Also, frequent frequent layoffs adds to low job stability.

    CME Group Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    We appreciate you highlighting our benefits and work/life balance in your review. Those are both part of our competitive total rewards program that helps us attract and retain top level talent. With... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, Great Management, Great Atmosphere, Great Benifits

    Cons

    Can't think of any reasons to include cons except that the technology I specialized in was slowly disappearing so I had to make a move.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of really skilled technical people work here doing interesting things. 40-hr weeks are the norm with work-from-home options for most tech workers. Decent salary and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Measures taken to reduce bureaucracy have led to more bureaucracy. There is always another process and yet another system to get simple things done.

    CME Group Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for your review. We agree that we have some of the smartest people in the business working together to move our company forward. Our competitive total rewards program helps us attract this... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Floor trading prop shop firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Good coverage and insurance. Decent vacation time.

    Cons

    Poor flexability with work hours. Bonus strictly dependent on market conditions, so very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Making money or not, negativity is contagious. Come in with a positive mindset and your employees will work harder. Plain and simple.

    CME Group Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. With respect to your comments on bonuses, all employees are eligible for annual bonuses, with the level of the overall bonus pool determined by the company’s cash... More


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