CME Group

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Overall a pretty good place to work. Work / Life balance can be a challenge at times

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at CME Group

Pros

* Strong IT shop
* Willing to invest in IT Infrastructure
* Getting better on providing good working facilities and amenities
* Good chance to learn about the trading environment
* Only minimal travel required
* Good ability to move around laterally (sometimes even vertically)
* Not many staff reductions / layoffs
* Solid Senior Management
* On-site fitness facility

Cons

* Work / Life balance can be challenging at times. Depending on your group / role, there may be frequent Saturday work.
* Crazy work pace at times. Many high priority projects
* Some counter-productive employees seem to be able to survive and remain employed
* Not a major con, but you will see a good amount of nepotism
* Raises were mostly flat last couple of years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Continue to work on work / life balance initiatives
* Spend additional time coaching (or weeding out) of a few counter-productive employees

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great entry level futures industry position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CME Group

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    good benefits
    pension package
    employee stock purchase plan

    Cons

    managers are promoted because they are great at their jobs and have industry expertise however, they receive no guidance on how to treat the staff they are responsible for.

    Huge learning curve in the futures industry when you are coming out of college. There is very little formal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please require a training for all employees that are promoted and will be supervising others.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great, unless you're a smart individual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Market Reporter in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Market Reporter in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CME Group

    Pros

    Great benefits package even though only working part-time

    Hours are good for people that are not looking for the typical 9-5 job

    Decent pay for part-time job

    Cons

    Management is underqualified and leaves employees feeling that they can do a better job than their superiors

    The education courses are a waste of time because over half the class is used explaining common issues and does not leave enough time to even complete material

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really review the employees and offer bonuses or other incentives based on performance and not time there. There are definitely "favorites" when it comes to supervisors and if you are working for one of the lesser respected one, you too will also be looked down upon. This needs to be fixed immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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