Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 41

CME Group

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.cmegroup.com
http://www.cmegroup.com/company/careers

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 3 for career development
Working in IT for this Chicago-based financial services firm, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, means constantly improving systems to be faster, more reliable and more scalable in order to support growth and globalization. In 2011, the exchange experienced its highest volume ever, with nearly 3.4 billion contracts traded and an average daily volume of 13.4 million contracts. CME maintains a "one IT" philosophy, and the department hosts pingpong tournaments and other events to encourage tech workers to build relationships with one another.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 13

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
2,559
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
899
IT employee turnover in 2012:
7%
IT promotions in 2012:
18%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
4
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$1,669

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
19%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
15%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
20%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
42%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
29%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
46%