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R.J. O'Brien Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "ticket coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ticket Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ticket Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R.J. O'Brien full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons here.


  2. "Good place, hard market."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.J. O'Brien full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid place. Very straightforward. Honest guys.

    Cons

    Industry and shop are facing changes in the market and they will need to adapt.
    Kind of one dimensional.
    Eat what you kill.

    Advice to Management

    Good question.


  3. "Runner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with on the floor

    Cons

    Disconnect between floor and office employees hard to move up


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  5. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R.J. O'Brien full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers make it enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    No growth within the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Institutional Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President of Institutional Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R.J. O'Brien (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, management is very laid back

    Cons

    The industry itself is going through a tough time


  7. Helpful (6)

    "NOT good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at R.J. O'Brien full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Benefits are decent but cost is very high

    Cons

    * Work load is extremely high for below market salaries, no room for advancement
    * 24/7 support is required, no OT compensation
    * Employees at same level are not treated equally, management plays favorites
    * Big bucks are paid to consultants for basic tasks
    * Company failed to provide raises the last 2 years
    * Employees turn over rate is high

    Advice to Management

    * None, management don't care


  8. Helpful (3)

    "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    O'Brien is a great place to work

    Cons

    too busy, not enough employees for the workload


  9. "Not the place for young professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great focus on family and celebrating milestones.

    Cons

    Back office is not innovative or exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Update your back office technology if you wish to attract and retain younger employees.


  10. "RJO Thrives in Tough Times!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome organization that has flourished while the Futures Industry has contracted significantly over the last 10 years. RJO cares about its employees!

    Cons

    Maybe the conservative nature of management while it maneuvers thru difficult times for the futures industry.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of it!


  11. "credit analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R.J. O'Brien (More than a year)

    Pros

    close community of all employees

    Cons

    some of the work was monotonous



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