CME Group - nice benefits, monopolistic industry position, slipping into petty bureaucratic politics | Glassdoor
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"nice benefits, monopolistic industry position, slipping into petty bureaucratic politics"

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Former Employee - Functional Slave for Disfunctional Management Analyst! in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Functional Slave for Disfunctional Management Analyst! in Chicago, IL
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I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

above avg salary and benefits. One can assume a low profile here and survive a long time, assuming a high profile or speaking truth can be dangerous to one's longevity. Assume the lemming position and thrive on the monopolistic income stream.

Cons

big egos, nerdy techs, politics, inefficient managers trying desperately to hide the fact that they are two stations beyond their competency level. Insulated leadership. Arrogance with a capital A.

Advice to Management

you're not as smart as your salary, bennies, and stock options imply you are. lose the attitude. Lead for a change.

Other Employee Reviews for CME Group

  1. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse challenges, numerous opportunities, friendly environment, fantastic work/life balance.

    Cons

    Employee skill levels vary. Generally older community than at an IT-centric company. Occasionally bureaucracy can impede progress.


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    "Lead Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and a very competitive salary.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. Lots of Fraternity buddies in various departments. Just playing at Agile Development, not practicing it. If you are not "in" with one of these groups, advance can be very difficult.

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