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The David J. Joseph Company Overview

Cincinnati, OH
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Metals Brokers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Our Mission

The David J. Joseph Company will focus on broadening all customer relationships. ​We will be the leading provider of value added products and services to the steel, metals and transportation related industries. We will continue to ... Read more

Mission: The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 70 locations and nearly 1,900 employees nationwide, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • DJJ's Metals Division donated 2000 masks to area hospitals. Now more than ever we need to give back to the communities where we operate. Proud to work for a company that cares.

  • Thank you to the UC Bearcat for helping us recruit top talent for our IT department!

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The David J. Joseph Company – Why Work With Us?

An original…in the world of recycling

In the scrap recycling industry, DJJ has a well-earned reputation for integrity and innovation. We’re recognized as a good community citizen who is trustworthy, financially strong and environmentally proactive. Since 1885, we’ve followed the principles of our founder Joseph Joseph. And become one of the most respected leaders in the industry.

Today, we have relationships with several thousand scrap metal businesses around the world. Businesses that trust us to provide value beyond price.  Our customers know we deliver what we promise. Sellers know we pay fairly and on time.  Here’s what else sets us apart:

  • global brokerage team dedicated exclusively to the scrap metal market.
  • The industry’s most advanced network of ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling centers dedicated to responsibly recycling this valuable resource.
  • One of the largest independent fleets of railcars in the business, ensuring reliable, timely delivery.
  • Scrap Management provides the industrial companies with customized programs and ships directly to the mill to maximize the revenue received for their scrap metal generated.
  • A family of self-serve used auto parts stores that save do-it-yourselfers money while helping save the environment.

We’re a world leader in scrap processing and trading. And we’re not only helping change old metal back into new, we’re also changing misperceptions of what a scrap company can do… and be.

When we – the more than 1,800 employees of DJJ – look at scrap, we don’t see heaps of rusty, old metal. We see potential. Potential for shiny new cars and appliances. Potential for affordable feedstock for production. And of course, potential for conserving energy and creating a cleaner environment. Then we go to work, harnessing all that potential with the best technology in the business.

Proud. Passionate. Team Players.

Working at DJJ creates a sense of loyalty. We’re passionate about our business and about building relationships that stand the test of time. We’re hands-on self-starters who thrive on opportunities, challenges and have a strong work ethic. We’re competitive but, first and foremost, we’re team players.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to check out our job openings.

At DJJ, we recognize the pressures and challenges employees face when trying to balance work and home life.  We also understand that our employees are better able to meet the demands of their jobs when their own personal needs are being met.  At The David J. Joseph Company, we value the time employees commit to our team and we offer competitive compensation including bonus opportunities and an excellent benefits package:

  • Company sponsored 401(k) plan with company match and additional company retirement contributions
  • Medical and Dental coverage for employees and their dependents, including preventive care
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Monthly Stock Investment Plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program

Check out this video from our 2017 summer intern, who is joining DJJ full time in June!

The David J. Joseph Company Reviews

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    The David J Joseph Company lives by their core values. Safety, Integrity, Respect & Excellence. Teammates are valued and encouraged to take ownership over their careers. You will get out of your career what you put into it and your opinion will always be valued and sought out. One of my favorite things about the company are the people I work with. DJJ has done an excellent job of finding some of the brightest minds in the business that are also very down to earth-a combination that doesn't always go hand in hand. This is a company to look at if you are a self-starter that wants to make an impact!


    The nature of the scrap business is cyclical - the company does a great job of riding these waves but it is a good thing to be mindful of when joining the team.

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The David J. Joseph Company Photos

The David J. Joseph Company photo of: DJJ donated 2000 masks to area hospitals to help protect the first line heroes.
The David J. Joseph Company photo of: Recruiting at Miami University
The David J. Joseph Company photo of: The DJJ Recruiting Manager was part of the University 101 panel today at Miami University speaking to University Studies students about preparing for the future.
The David J. Joseph Company photo of: Congratulations to Team DJJ Re-Cyclers, who raised nearly $5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis. The team made-up of 11 teammates rode Sept 14th in Cincinnati.
The David J. Joseph Company photo of: Nucor Intern Summit 2019
The David J. Joseph Company photo of: Interns touring a Nucor mill over the summer.
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The David J. Joseph Company Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at The David J. Joseph Company (Cincinnati, OH).


    I began the process by reaching out to them through email. I was contacted back within a few days and had a phone screening. From there I was able to give a couple options for interview days and a couple weeks later I was interviewing in Cincinnati. Meeting different members from each sales team really left me with a better understanding of the company and its values. As this was my first time apply for a large internship, I was nervous of the process. Their HR staff made me feel very comfortable and encouraged me along the way. Soon after my interview I was offered the internship.

    Interview Questions

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The David J. Joseph Company Awards & Accolades

  • Energy Star Certified, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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