Cboe
3.4 of 5 18 reviews
www.cboe.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 02, 2014

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90% Approve of the CEO

Cboe Chairman and CEO Bill Brodsky

Bill Brodsky

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Work-Life balance, No micromanaging, relaxed

Investigator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cboe

ProsWork Life Balance, Great co-workers, very laid back

Conssometimes to laid back, pay is slightly below market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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CBOE gave me the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of the financial services industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cboe

ProsA solid company with an inordinate number of friendly and competent people. For such a large organization, CBOE is able to keep all employees "rowing" the same way.

ConsVery few downsides. Those few individuals who had their own agenda usually get weeded out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love working at the CBOE

Q/A Analyst (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cboe

ProsFor the most part...the people are great. You have the usual negative people but the positive and respectful employees outnumbers them by a wide margin.

ConsNot a lot of training...it's kinda learn as you go. That's not such a bad thing though.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of people who are lazy and complete a holes to to other team members.

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Good life work balance but limited potential to advance

Investigator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cboe

ProsIn the heart of the financial district
Opportunity to network with member firms
Challenging assignments

ConsLimited opportunity for advancement
Salary not at market rate

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly provide the career path

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Great financial company to work for.

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

I have been working at Cboe

ProsPrivately owned corporation. Very flexible with hours and work day-to-day tasks. No micromanaging of employees. Tasks are very straightforward and relatively easy to accomplish.

ConsTasks can be very repetitive and mundane. Not much interaction with direct manager (good or bad). Expectations of role are not clearly defined. Sharing of knowledge is sometimes painful. Career path very unclear.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest taking advice from other companies in the financial district - keep the employees well informed, make clear career paths and promotion availability. Start to require management to live up to higher expectations and not behave like a "family" business, but more like a "top" business in "grandfathering" in management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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CBOE is a dynamic and innovate no frills company which is an exciting place to work. CBOE has built a great brand.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cboe

ProsPart of the financial markets and the intimate work environment as well as work, life balance.

Conspay, low bonuses, and not a lot of room for growth. most that work there don't really leave which limits advancement and promotion potential.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay bigger bonuses and increase pay on par with other firms in the industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work for pay and financial possibilities. Lacks in system stability and employer-employee line-of-sight.

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

I have been working at Cboe

ProsGreat 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.

ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementRemember 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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Excellent company to work for.

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Cboe

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

ConsNot much career advancement opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate some middle level positions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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