Why work for RJO?

R.J. O’Brien is the home where people who truly care about clients, the industry, and the integrity of their company can enjoy a successful career with multi-faceted rewards. We have over a 100-year history of strong, stable, and smart growth because we do things the right way, both for our clients and our employees.
R.J. O’Brien is the place where every day, you can have a real impact not only on your career, but the futures industry as a whole.

Our name is on the door. We stand for…


Because R.J. O’Brien is majority family-owned, we do not answer to analysts or quarterly market expectations. We are focused solely on our clients.


Futures brokerage is R.J. O’Brien’s primary business, and our client relationships are paramount to everything we do. We do not participate in proprietary trading or hedge against client positions. Our focus is on servicing the trading needs of our clients.


We hold ourselves to the highest level of integrity. We respect each other as colleagues and each of our clients. R.J. O’Brien capital is not leveraged, is invested strictly within regulatory guidelines, and is used only for the protection of our clients and our firm.

Rewards We Offer

Looking at how we stack up against other employers in the industry, we strongly believe R.J. O’Brien has something very special to offer. Our employees are our most valuable assets, and by taking a holistic view of how we attract, motivate, retain, and reward our employees, we are working to meet our employee’s diverse needs, ensure that R.J. O’Brien remains a great place to work, and make R.J. O’Brien an organization you can be proud of joining.

We recognize that different things are important to different people, and something that motivates one person does not motivate another; in other words – rewards are not a “one size fits all”. It is with this in mind that R.J. O’Brien takes a holistic view of what employees gain from working at R.J. O’Brien and consider rewards more broadly – this is known as “Total Rewards”.

Our multi-dimensional Total Rewards package includes:


  • Market-based competitive compensation packages

Career Development

  • Industry and professional development training
  • Personal development and coaching
  • Tuition reimbursement program


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Auto/home insurance
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Legal services
  • Life insurance
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Qualified transportation/commuter benefits
  • Whole life insurance

Work/Life Satisfaction

  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Flu shots
  • Generous time off policy
  • Health club subsidy
  • Service awards

Available Opportunities

Our focus is futures – including yours

R.J. O’Brien is a leader in the futures industry and a large part of our success is due to the talented employees that work here. R.J. O’Brien is comprised of many industry experts and driven professionals whom share our company values of: client focus, integrity, trust, teamwork, smart decision making and the constant pursuit of subject matter expertise. 

If you are interested in a career with RJO and share our values, click on a job opening below to be connected to our online application site.


R.J. O’Brien is always accepting applications for Broker positions. If interested in joining our successful sales team, email brokerinquiry@rjobrien.com

To view other opportunities outside of the US, click on the link below to be redirected to either RJO Canada or RJO United Kingdom

R.J. O’Brien does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law, including race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military discharge status, housing status or disability unrelated to the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.