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CME Group Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • work life balance is mostly in paper, also varies with managers even in same department (in 16 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management changes (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome employer, but slow to promote"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employer, great benefits, great pay

    Cons

    Slow to promote from within, so definitely negotiate a good salary before you start.

    Advice to Management

    Promote quicker, and make employees feel heard.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Would recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and benefits. Pension plan is a plus. Competitive compensation and friendly work environment. Fast paced environment with bright individuals. Plenty of in house complimentary training opportunities.

    Cons

    Career paths depend on the department. Some are very straightforward where others are non existent. Most people either move to another department or leave the company to progress.


  3. "Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Stamford, CT

    I worked at CME Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was the Team Leader of a 5-student Capstone Project for CME Group, the stuff in CME, NYC are very kind and willing to help with our problems.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for CME Group depending on my experience in CME Group.


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  5. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, everyone has a chance to move up. Amazing coffee.

    Cons

    Boring job. Need to teach interns more and teach them more. Need better training program.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Firm Securities Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, and very family orientated.

    Cons

    The new management has taken out all the seasoned employees. I thought I would retire from that company.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the talent you have.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Adequate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Examiner/Staff Auditor Bait & Switch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Market Reporter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Market Reporter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Market Reporter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CME Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great health and dental coverage. No overtime.

    Cons

    If you make an error, they hold it against you.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overall poor experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, helpful people
    Occasionally exciting projects

    Cons

    Low pay
    Intern work often monotonous data entry
    Lax of flexibility with students


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, possibility of stock options, talented co-workers, and a culture that promotes a Growth Mindset.

    Cons

    Downsizing, offshoring, and forced retirement packages.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget your employees are one of your most valuable assets

    CME Group Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – CME Group Careers Lead

    Thanks for the feedback. We are glad to hear that our culture of growth is apparent to you. We’re focused on career development and internal movement at CME Group—we want to develop our team so ... More


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