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  1. "Intern at CQG"

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

    I have been working at CQG, Inc. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly there. My manager is so nice, always take us to some good restaurants.
    He is so patient to listen to our questions and always offer help for those question.

    Cons

    Our boss is vegetarian, there is no meet in the kitchen.
    People don't like to turn on the light, so you have to get used to work in dark

    Advice to Management

    I think the company should hire more developers in Chicago location.This gonna help the company improve the products and solve more technical problems.


  2. "Customer Support role"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CQG, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, easy to work here.

    Cons

    CQG was known as the best Customer Support around, that has changed since the recession of 2008. The customer service team has dwindled due to employee attrition and no replacement of leaving employees. this has left the desk stretched thin at times when support is most necessary.

    No opportunity for advancement
    benefits have been decreasing every year
    no pay raises - ever
    health care benefits change every year

    Advice to Management

    Customer service is still important, also provide career opportunities and bring back pay raises.


  3. "Very strong"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CQG, Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team very high level of development and management. One of best companies I ever work. I worked at Moscow office.

    Cons

    none. May be a lot of document work but from global perspective this is more pros than cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the same course


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start out, but don't expect much more."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CQG, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work/life balance. Good stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth unless you have personal ties to management. No raise or bonus for years. No 401k matching. Management located in Colorado are clueless. When problems are identified, they take a long time to get fixed which can impact customer base negatively.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees instead of being stuck up.


  6. "Overall it was good until the stock market crashed and there was a 2 yr pay freeze."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CQG, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Work Environment
    Downtown Office
    Company Sponsored Events
    Flexible Hours and the ability to work from home

    Cons

    Company product is related to the stock market, so pay raises, and bonuses are directly affected by the market.

    No clear career path was provided for growth opportunities/potential.

    Advice to Management

    Provide career paths. Be more transparent with your employees about company numbers and goals.


  7. "Overall a great environment to work at, and the community of employees were helpful and friendly"

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    Former Employee - API Product Manager & FCM Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - API Product Manager & FCM Support in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CQG, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Helpful colleagues. Friendly management. Employee outings.

    Cons

    Processes and Policies sometimes difficult. Normal for larger companies though.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give. Thanks for everything.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "If you're not a software developer, you'll go nowhere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CQG, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The dress code was the best aspect of the company.

    Cons

    They don't value their employees equally. They might offer a promotion to a non-software developer but it will be without a pay increase. More work, same amount of money. Also, the owner and CEO play favorites. Less qualified people received better promotions and pay increases over more qualified employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Developer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady, safe employment with little room for growth or advancement.

    Cons

    A terrible place for a young person or someone looking to advance a career. Stalinesque software development methologies. Development spread out and centrally located in Eastern Europe, often project managers are located in Russia and require daily teleconferences. Post Mortems every two weeks with extensive metrics, archaic process auditing and time tracking on 30 minute intervals.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less money on catered vegan salads and more on improving the work environment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A Waste of Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Free food - each office has a fully stocked kitchen (but only vegetarian foods because the owner is one)
    - Lots of free time to surf the internet and do as you please - very little oversight
    - My employment was at-will and I could leave whenever I pleased.
    ** Seriously, you can do so much better than this place. If you're considering working there I encourage you to keep looking. You'll be glad you did.

    Cons

    - Highly distributed management means you're probably answering to someone in another country who may or may not have a clue.
    - Worked there for a year and they never came up with any meaningful projects for me to work on in that time. Was told instead to do things like surf the internet, leave early, etc.
    - When hired, I was assured that the company supports training and professional development and helps pay for courses related to your job. When I found an amazing course I wanted to take, they refused to pay.
    - Despite having earned enough vacation hours and requesting time off a year in advance, they never approved the vacation time request for my wedding. Any company that's willing to bully you like that is not worth working for.

    Advice to Management

    I consider the time I spent there to be a complete waste and did nothing to benefit my career.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Poor mangement."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food is quite nice.

    Cons

    Poor management -- does not respect engineers

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen and respect engineers.


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