Chicago Board Options Exchange - Great place to work for pay and financial possibilities. Lacks in system stability and employer-employee line-of-sight. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work for pay and financial possibilities. Lacks in system stability and employer-employee line-of-sight."

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Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great pay. Fairly low stress. Slow learning curve. Low expectations. Firm is (currently) privately held. Downtown Chicago. Nice employee referral program. Great resume stuffer.

It's a great "in" if you are in the Financial field or have an interest in Options and/or Stock. Lots of knowledgable people who have been around since the early days of CBOE.

Cons

Poor working relationships. Poor direct management supervision. Poor performance planning and management. Poor project management. Poor project execution. Low quality technological system.

There seem to be serious disconnects between the average employee and the overall direction of the company. Projects are often discombobulated, hard to implement, hard to follow, hard to clean up. With multiple projects being implemented, one on top of the other, the quality of the system would seem to be compromised. The employees that have been here for a while often come across as arrogant and can be difficult to work with, requiring other employees to pry information out of them.

Advice to Management

Remember to keep the vision and goals of the organization strong and obvious to all levels of employees at the firm and create employee engagement as well as strong career paths.

Other Employee Reviews for Chicago Board Options Exchange

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed work atmosphere, good salary & very good benefits.

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create some middle level positions.


  2. "Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time

    Pros

    Big learning curve, challenging, looks great on your resume, great people

    Cons

    TONS AND TONS of mandatory training that will eat up your weeks, below average pay

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