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CME Group
Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
CME Group
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 employees 2,559
Total IT employees 899
IT employee turnover in 2011 7%
IT employee promotions in 2011 18%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2011 4
Training budget per IT employee in 2011 $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%