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Edward Jones Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014

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Senior Recruiter Interview

Senior Recruiter
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – Very long interview process with several interviews. Lack of communication on follow up after interviews but they are aware of revamp in candidate experience is needed and in process. Took 2 months for a final decision, which I had to reach out a few times to follow up. People although are super friendly, culture is strong with happy employees. I would interview again if another position opened.

Interview Question – What has been the most challenging moment in my career?   Answer Question


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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – Made it all the way to the day-in-the-life assessment and was completely taken aback by the outdated computer system and how I was just expected to know what to do. They give you no instruction and kind of just throw you out to the sharks on that one, which I didn't agree with. I don't believe it showcased my abilities at all and mainly just confused me. Many of the numbers I was given to call didn't even work either! So there was a good 15-20 minutes of my time wasted calling bad numbers and calling the help-desk to fix the problem. Everyone I dealt with in the interview process was excellent though and very personable (FA, recruiters, TA staff). Seems like a great company to work for but I have my reservations based on a few things I saw. They invited me to re-apply with them again in a year, but I'm on the fence if I will or not now.

Interview Question – All of the questions listed on this board are helpful. Study them and use the STAR method.   Answer Question


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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor
Chico, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones in June 2014.

Interview Details – I responded to an Edward Jones job posting on glassdoor. With a sales background in building relationships and using consultative selling, this seemed to be a great fit doing something new and exciting. Ed Jones received high marks from a few different publications. The hiring process is long and tedious with phone interviews, face to face interviews, a lengthy business plan, and a "Day In The Life" assessment. A total of 10 steps as well as a background and credit check. Make sure this is not the only company you are interviewing with....

You may do very well with the first nine steps as well as turn in a 20 page business plan like I did, and be praised for it, only to have the actor you role play with in the "Day In The Life" assessment who may in fact may just be an intern in college. In short, be prepared to spend hours, days, weeks and a couple of months trying to land this job which you may or may not get in step 10.

Interview Question – The repeated questions from the actor and role player in the "Day In The Life" assessment which are as follows: so tell me why you want to be a FA with Edward Jones. Tell me how you will build your practice. How and where do you see yourself in the future. How would you handle a complaint about your BOA - Business Office Administrative Assistant?? These were all asked during the interview process and I did very well and was complimented for my answers.

However, the actor did not seem to have done his homework or reviewed what I had submitted and even admitted he did not have time to read my business plan which was one task assigned during the "DITL" assessment. I did my homework for six weeks.
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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

I applied online - interviewed at Edward Jones in June 2014.

Interview Details – The first step for this interview was to do their very easy application. After the application process, I had a call from a local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. He called me to give me to me information on the background of the company and background on the financial advisor role. Then, I had the phone interview. The phone interview was very simple. They wanted you to walk you through your work and educational background and they had about three behavioral questions.

Interview Question – What were the biggest challenge you had to overcome?   Answer Question


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BOA Branch Office Administrator Interview

BOA Branch Office Administrator

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – The communication process was very efficient. I was given timelines throughout the entire process and the time estimates given were accurate. The in person interview mirrored the telephone interview.

Interview Question – I didn't feel any were difficult.   Answer Question


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BOA Branch Office Administrator Interview

BOA Branch Office Administrator

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones in February 2014.

Interview Details – I had my phone interview and was told a was a very good candidate. I then had my in person and was again told i was a great choice. I did not get the job, but I was told I was such a good candidate that the advisor was going to recomend me to the main office. He felt i woild be an asset for Jones. I have not heard from Jones again. I have applied for two other BOA positions

Interview Question – The questions asked were average, not as difficult as I expected   Answer Question


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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – If you don't have a degree or sales experience don't start the process because you will make it all the way until right before the last step just to have them tell you they are moving on to other applicants for those exact reasons. FYI. This may have been just a personal experience. I still think that it is a great opportunity, however, just beware.

Interview Question – How much do you want to make?   Answer Question


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BOA Branch Office Administrator Interview

BOA Branch Office Administrator

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – Phone interview went well a serious of questions of "Tell me a time when". I was told i did wonderful and would refer to me to Face to Face interview with the financial advisor.Face to face interview with the financial advisor was the same types of questions, was told would take a couple of weeks or month- never heard back.

Interview Question – A time when you had to deal with conflict with your coworker.   Answer Question


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Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – Be ready for a long two months of interviewing! There are three interviews one of which is in person the other two are by phone. You have a business plan and survey activity that need to be accomplished as well and finally a test to see how you function on a daily basis while "running" your office. Most people will be put through all but the last step, so be ready to waste 45 days interviewing with no results.

Interview Question – Be prepared for STAR type interview questions. They are not difficult, but you must answer correctly, in order and specifically for every question or you lose.   Answer Question


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Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD) Interview

Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Edward Jones.

Interview Details – All in all, you will complete a 10-step interview process. First you will submit your resume and application, then you will be invited to apply further, answer some pre-interview questions, phone interview, in-person interview (step I just currently passed), survey and business plan, phone interview, and then day in the life assessment.

Interview Question – I didn't find the interview questions to be difficult, just be sure to be prepared about specific examples...Situation, Action, Result are the types of responses they are looking for.   Answer Question

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