Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 16, Midsize

CME Group

Chicago, Ill. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 7 for career development
Tying compensation to employee performance is a priority at this Chicago-based financial services firm, which owns the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. All employees are paid competitive salaries and strong performers get bonuses. Employees at the director level and above are recognized with annual grants of restricted stock. CME's Excellence Award program recognizes employees' outstanding contributions with discretionary bonuses; in 2013, 50% of those awards went to IT employees. And through its Employee Innovation program, CME awards cash bonuses to employees whose innovations receive U.S. patents.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,459

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 884

IT employee turnover in 2013: 8%

IT promotions in 2013: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $1,244