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Chicago, IL (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CME)
Brokerage Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Intercontinental Exchange, Nasdaq
CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace – where the world comes to manage risk, providing industry-leading derivatives products, services and technologies to the global financial marketplace. For nearly two centuries, CME ... Read more

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CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy
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    "Good place to work, but lots of dead weight."

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    I have been working at CME Group full-time (More than 8 years)


    Good benefits. Great pay. Great PTO. Great Location. Pension (small but most companies don't offer this at all). Plentiful transfer opportunities.


    There are lots of longtime employees who get to keep their jobs simply because they've been there a long time, even if they are totally incompetent. If you end up in a department with one of these people at the top, you are doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rewarding truly talented people and demote/terminate incompetent people.

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CME Group Photos

CME Group photo of: Come visit us at career fairs across Illinois
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CME Group photo of: Washington Irving Elementary has been our adopted school for 11 years
CME Group photo of: One of our employees volunteers at our adopted school Washington Irving
CME Group photo of: Our employees in Singapore join our Pink Fridays
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CME Group Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CME Group (Chicago, IL (US)).


    The total time took around two months of time. I applied online, and then two weeks later I got a link to an online assesment. After a week they told me they wanted to set up a phone interview. 30 minutes had behavioral questions and the other 30 minutes was an average coding problem. After a week they invited me on site, which was an hour coding problem, an hour for lunch with two employees, and then lastly an hour for a system design question. They also gave me a tour of the building. The coding problem was about as difficult as the phone one. The lunch was just casual chat about myself, and time to ask any questions i had. Lastly the design part was the most challenging one, and I did not finish solving and ran out of time. Everyone there was really friendly and helpful though if I had any questions they were quick to answer. A month after the onsite I was given an offer to join for the summer.

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Company Updates

  • A big thank you to all of our employees who supported our Movember campaign, especially those who grew mustaches to lead our fundraising efforts. Together, we raised $186,000, including our $125,000 corporate donation, to shine the spotlight on men’s health in the areas of prostate and testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

  • Congratulations to our Managing Director of Corporate Development & Treasurer, Lynne Fitzpatrick who was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40.

    Why Lynne Fitzpatrick of @CMEGroup is on our 40 Under 40 in #Chicago list #crain40s

    When Lynne Fitzpatrick took family road trips as a child, she didn't play average car games like Slug Bug. Instead, her father honed her intellect with logic problems, pressing her deductive reasoning and testing her math skills as he drove. He primed her mind for finance-and the world's largest futures exchange, Chicago-based CME, where Fitzpatrick oversees complex international finances.

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CME Group Awards & Accolades

  • Exchange of the Year, Risk Magazine's Risk Awards, 2016
  • Best Futures Exchange, Markets Media Markets Choice Awards, 2016
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