Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 73

CME Group

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

Why you want to work there

This Chicago-based financial services firm, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, provides all employees at the director level and above with an annual grant of restricted stock and stock options to recognize their contributions to the business. For all other employees, CME has a pay-for-performance plan under which individuals are eligible to receive annual discretionary equity awards. In 2012, 48% of eligible IT employees below the director level received these awards.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 16

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,396

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 889

IT employee turnover in 2012: 5%

IT promotions in 2012: 21%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $1,282

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 18%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 14%

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: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 46%