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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 (US)
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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Other Reviews for Chicago Board Options Exchange

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some middle level positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great environment for potential. Plenty of different departments to learn from

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Operator  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Operator in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Chicago Board Options Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Knowledgeable people, and great benefits. There are opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    Occasionally there can be a lot of politics involved between different departments and communication can be dropped sometimes. Also, a lot of high pressure situations

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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