Edward Jones Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is long. They will tell you that it takes 40 days on average and they aren't making that up. You start by submitting your resume, you will then be invited to apply, phone screen, interview in person, do a business plan, do a phone interview and finally do a virtual day in the life. You can wash out at any point along the way and you will know you washed out before they tell you. If the person you are dealing with is warm and friendly, you're good. If not, you didn't make it. If you can't tell how you did, you didn't make it.

    Interview Questions
    • The business plan can be tricky if you've never done one before. Work with a veteran FA if you have one available.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Northeast, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Northeast, NY
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    I interviewed through other source. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Edward Jones in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    As discussed in other posts, the process is about 8 steps. Application, phone interview, 1 on 1 interview, business plan, recruiter interview, background check, and the infamous Virtual "Day-in-the-Life" Assessment where they give you 8-hours of work to do in 4-hours with actors who throw all kinds of BS at you. After all that, the recruiter and/or talent acquisition guys didn't even call me to give feedback. I just got a VM message from my EJ FA expressing disappointment that there would be no offer. WTF?

    Interview Questions
    • During the assessment -- cold calling and being put on 'hold' indefinitely, having a transactional problem and not knowing the policy to handle it, a flighty, fruit-loop administrator, super slow moving platform for email, calendar, documents, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
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    interviewed at Edward Jones in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed and thorough. Edward Jones seems to be very selective and has a very good idea of the candidates they are looking for. The hiring process is very lengthy, but there is someone that you keep in touch with and he or she will keep you updated along the way. Excellent communication throughout the process.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
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    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Edward Jones in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    really lengthy interview process, includes a session where you have to knock on doors...ridiculous. You have a pre interview then an interview, than the door knock thing, then a phone interview then a final interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They made you knock on peoples doors to ask about opening a business in the area, it was hard because it was a fake scenario.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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    I interviewed through other source. 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 Questions
    • What has been the most challenging moment in my career?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • All of the questions listed on this board are helpful. Study them and use the STAR method.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chico, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    BOA Branch Office Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    BOA Branch Office Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • The questions asked were average, not as difficult as I expected   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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