Fun place to work but don't expect promotions unless someone quits above you.
Senior Market Reporter & Settlement Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 22, 2016
Overall fun, exciting place to work. I thoroughly enjoyed the environment and my coworkers; however management isn't exactly stellar. They were given their positions 20+ years ago, and even though they lack education and the capability to use basic programs, such as Microsoft Word, they remain in charge. Not sure if it's still in place, but I also received tuition reimbursement and was able to cover all schooling costs. There are definitely perks to working here.
Short hours, don't bring work home with you, fun environment, good benefits
Low salary, lack of ability to move up within the company
Great place to work. Very organized and productive.
Accounts Receivable and cash management (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 25, 2016
Posted all cash to Accounts receivable invoices. Reconciled Accounts receivable aging reports. Managed an Accounts receivable project that interfaced revenue billing software with bank auto debit software, creating a zero variance factor between the software that in turn reduced auditing hours and increased efficiency. I learned how to manage a full cycle Accounts receivable department. Worked extremely well with middle and upper mangement personnel. Worked well with co-workers. Spreadsheet development was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was producing error free reports on a monthly basis.
Was unique experience, great place to have worked for all these years.
Senior Market Reporter (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 27, 2016
Worked in fast paced, chaotic, environment. Co-workers were great. Learned to be thick skinned. Learned about reporting commodities, as times changed learned new procedures,. There wasn't anything that was hard about this job, just pay attention. I loved the chaotic environment, the people I've met along the way. Management was good as long as you did your job.
Great place to get started in the financial market.
Senior Reporter/Settlement Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 26, 2015
Started with entry-level position as a market reporter. Great experience to financial markets.After a couple years, advanced to a senior reporter/settlement analyst. This position allowed exposure to settling markets using software provided by cmegroup.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 5, 2015
Every corporate environment is expected to have red tape and politics, but the focus was always in making sure I executed my role in supporting staff and management in the best way possible. Without the liberty of the management team enabling my ideas and innovation to be implemented in my role, my development and growth could had been stunted but, I was able to operate out of the box and help to standardize effective process improvement administratively in several areas of the technology division. I have learned many things from my colleagues that promoted this growth professionally and personally. I would definitely say that CME Group takes care of the employees investing in their development. As people grow professionally and personally, the company grows. Change is not always easy but doable if open and flexible.The most enjoyable times were interacting and collaborating with, not just a department, but a team working towards the same goal for the company. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, many were affected by the lay-off.
Inhouse training made available for employee development and continuous growth, work life balance, and great benefits
Manager of Firm Securities (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 14, 2015
The call center I work in is a non stop stress environment. I enjoy being in the mix of the growth and development of the company. The one thing I learned from CME the most crucial is time management. I deal with the markets and the traders daily and their time is money. My co-workers are more family than co workers. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them develop and grow within the CME walls. The hardest part of the job is the constant state of flux. You have to be ready to change quickly to grow with the company. I happen to enjoy that it does not allow for any downtime. I am a person who prefers to be busy and learning new things.
Senior Director - CD&S Hedge Funds (Former Employee) – New York, New York – August 18, 2015
CME is loaded with smart and talented people...many whom will never reach their true potential due to the fact that management there is full of "lifers" who have never actually had real experience in the outside world.