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CME Group Reviews

Updated Nov 9, 2019

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3.3
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CME Group CEO Terry Duffy
Terry Duffy
111 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance Good salary, bonus and benefits package

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now!

    CME Group2017-11-23
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and overall benefits package

    Cons

    Nothing of note, somewhat of a change of culture in the office over the years

    CME Group2019-10-29
  3. "Nice people, interesting company, blinkered senior management"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money, people, market share, profitability

    Cons

    Travel, travel, travel...plus very US centric

    Advice to Management

    Try to build some loyalty for your employees and respect them a bit more

    CME Group2019-09-19
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Disillusioned employee Belfast office"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Belfast City Centre, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary Great benefits Bonus Holidays Central office location

    Cons

    Favouritism among staff, same folk getting the higher bonuses, spot awards & shares. Red tape & bureaucracy. Less and less autonomy. Micro management. Uninspiring Senior management who spout same rhetoric at every meeting no matter the project. Was a great office to work in but the culture eroded and turned toxic by the Senior Management former Citi ‘clique’. A lot of extremely good & talented... staff leaving/left due to many of above reasons. Boast of the great promotion opportunities yet most people achieving higher grades or positions do so via internal job applications. This is not promotion.

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    Advice to Management

    Senior management of Belfast office either need to change their ways & management styles or be replaced. There’s a common denominator in the reason many quality, experienced staff are leaving. Things are that bad they have had to plant a fake review on this site, see ‘Belfast’s Best kept Secret’ review earlier in 2019. Show staff more respect & trust. You may find this comes right back at you. Do not pick... on or fault staff over petty issues when management behave themselves in the most unprofessional manner in meetings, acting the unruly school boy with head in arms on table yawning quite audibly whilst staff are presenting or demonstrating. Very rude! Bring some fun back to the office. Treat staff as what they are, experienced, talented, professional adults and not school children.

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    CME Group2019-08-21
  5. "Managing Director Data"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    CME Group has a team culture, professional staff and a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very conservative company and although thorough in their analysis, very slow in taking decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the speed of taking decisions in order not to miss out on time-sensitive opportunities.

    CME Group2019-05-12
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits +company shares scheme

    Cons

    -Horrible office culture. - Highly political. -What many people mention about HR and management is sadly true. Management own HR and they side with them at the expense of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to appear good to your bosses, tearing tech teams down in the process.

    CME Group2019-04-19
  7. Helpful (19)

    "Avoid working here: Management and HR are thick as thieves"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits package Work-life balance ok Decent office

    Cons

    CME really stands for the Chicago Meeting Exchange No idea how some people are in the senior positions they are in. Seems if there is no-one else for the job you get promoted. Told to shut up for being outspoken. No desire to improve things or hear about what's not working. Very top heavy in management. Some management was spineless at the time I was there and afraid of London management. HR process is a ruse.... London and belfast management control HR, and can gang up against you that its farcical, your voice is unheard and you will be treated unfairly. Sadly decisions are made before they can be actively resolved.

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    Advice to Management

    Promote people for the skills and capabilities. A lead/principal dev of one team should be as good as one on another team. Listen to outspoken staff, don't tell them to shut up. Make the HR process fair and impartial and give them the power to resolve issues fairly. Make sure managers are treating everyone fairly.

    CME Group2018-10-31
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Very Political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time

    Pros

    If you find the right team there are some good colleagues.

    Cons

    Very political and bureaucratic with poor senior management.

    CME Group2018-11-06
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Avoid working here!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CME Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary Bonus Performance shares WFH - dependent on what team

    Cons

    Teams are threatened with performance improvement plans Under-resourced in operations Chicago centric, decision making is all based in the US Managers creating empires HR department protects management - issues are rarely resolved Too many priorities / priorities change at a high rate Staff in certain teams are overworked Weekend releases and dev teams are expected to support applications 24/7 while on... rota Huge number of highly experienced staff have left the Belfast office this year Roles and responsibilities can be unclear and managers micromanage

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    Advice to Management

    Senior management really need to assess the leadership within the Belfast office. Staff are hooked into extremely well paid jobs and bonuses but hugely dissatisfied with how management treat them. They’ve lost extremely talented employees over the last year due to the cons listed above. There is a great lack of trust in management HR needs to improve on management training and resolving issues. It appears that... management have the upper hand when it comes to HR issues and they’ve lost the power to actively resolve these. Limited career progression for certain roles

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    CME Group2018-10-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A seriously good company to work for!"

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    Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CME Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance, corporate culture

    Cons

    bureaucracy, things take time to change

    CME Group2018-09-22
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