Chicago Board Options Exchange

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Excellent company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
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.

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  1. Generally a pleasant place to work, however talent varies greatly across various teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    depending on team, could be working on really interesting problems with bleeding edge technology
    politics are minimal
    people are generally nice

    Cons

    production support can be bad
    depending on team, could be using really outdated technology

  2. Old School Tech Company but Great People and Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, teamwork essential, good money and benefits, and a variety of work projects. Production support can be stressful but is only about 25% of your job. Results-based management style, very technically strong management (no pointy-haired bosses here!).

    Cons

    There is only one promotion ladder, so the best programmers eventually end up being managers, directors, or VPs, unless you don't want a raise. Permanent positions are being eliminated and replaced by offshore (and onshore) outsourcing and contractors.

    Advice to Management

    You are very weak on advanced technology training. Teach me JDK 8, Python, or open-source projects that will eventually make our development cycle, QA installation procedures, and ultimately our trading systems more efficient.

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