CME Group Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2021

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3.8
72%
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82%
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CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy
Terry Duffy
209 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good compensation for a job with good work life balance(in 119 reviews)

  • "big company with some good benefits(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low comp compared to others in the fintech space (those typically have worse work life balance situations though)(in 29 reviews)

  • "Company (senior management) had(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Great company overall

      Nov 13, 2020 - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      reputable company with great benefits, a lot of good resources, nice work environment, solid pay and incentives

      Cons

      Implementation/migration of new tools can be slow, but thats because the company and system is so large

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jun 7, 2021 - Systems Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good career opportunities and progression available

      Cons

      Chicago heavy focus means opportunities are fewer in regional offices.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Reasonable place to work

      Jun 25, 2021 - IT in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits carried over from previous company after acquisition Great little satellite office

      Cons

      Started losing some benefits Very corporate

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not what it used to be

      Apr 22, 2021 - QA Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Well established systems in place for handling admin, training, timesheets, etc - Lots of training - Overall pay package is very good

      Cons

      - The Citi robots have taken over and there is no more banter. CME used to be a place that people didn't leave, and now they can' get out quick enough. If you go to CME, you'll get a decent package, but you won't enjoy it there. - Promotions, increases, and bonuses are often based on popularity, not effort or what you write up in your PMP. Someone who is friendly (in some cases too friendly) with their manager is more likely to get a promotion than a quiet hard worker who provides more value.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice people, long hours

      Jun 13, 2021 - Software Development Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting technology, generally strong and decent teams, reasonable pay

      Cons

      Release schedules mean lots of out of hour work and big demands on your personal time. Way too many meetings

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      If you like it corporate, then this is really great

      May 19, 2021 - Sales and Relationship Management in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Nice kitchen on the top floor in London - Nice office - Good pension plan - Would probably give a bit more than 4* but there are no half marks

      Cons

      - Only real negative is that it's so corporate. Feels a lot like working for a big bank.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great firm to work for

      Jun 3, 2021 - CME Group Corporate Finance in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great firm to work for, exceptional reputation

      Cons

      Maybe so big that agility in entrepreneurship is slightly slower than you might like

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Short-sighted and greedy

      Jan 31, 2021 - Senior QA Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well paid, and freedom to operate. You are encouraged to take risks and be innovative (because they can always fire you if need be).

      Cons

      Company cares more about shareholders than staff. Sacked large portion of the company during lockdown even whilst making profit in order to continue paying dividends to investors. The technology roadmap looks grim due to recent change in strategy. New projects are funded by individual business sector representatives, which mean that during market instability engineers are first to be sacked (which has halted multi year projects in active development). Company’s stance is to look backward and to hold on to what they have and has not got a clue how to plan for the future. Avoid working here unless the pay being offered is very compelling. They can and do sack well performing individuals of both full time and contract employment without time for hand over. Do not work here if you are looking for a home to nurture your career.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      CME

      Jun 18, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, excellent benefits and very productive team

      Cons

      Culture suffered and morale was poor amongst the team despite being very productive.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 6, 2021 - Student in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work for definitely

      Cons

      Cannit think if any immediate cons

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