Edward Jones Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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    Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Edward Jones (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    I went through the long online survey process after I had sent in my resume. Even though I was applying for an entry level position, the questions were frankly absurd. After the phone call, I was asked questions regarding my college education and how I was prepared to be a financial advisor. The interview had very basic questions about what I would do in a situation with an unsatisfied client, for example.

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    • Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years professional and personally?   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Edward Jones (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Initial screening and interview with recruiter was outstanding and very timely. Recruiter was only allowed short time (5/10 minutes) to review candidates with Hiring manager / Department Leader. I got the sense the firm is going through some change. The department I was interviewing has a newer Dept Leader who has their own ideas regarding characteristics and experience required. Don't believe recruiter was informed until I was of what they wanted in new position / role / individual.

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    Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Edward Jones (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Very long and very difficult. It was hard to gage how well you did throughout the process because there was little feed back as they continued to move you on. I made it to the last step of the process and got bagged on the FA simulation. Shocks me that the last step of a 3 month interview would barry you into the ground with no training or advice on how to approach this stage.

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    • How would you properly approach clients to come over to Edward Jones   1 Answer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Edward Jones in May 2015.

    Interview

    Long, About 2.5 months. I went to the "day in the life" stage after being told I was given very high marks in the in person interview. The technology is confusing and not conducive to a "quick read" for the 4 hour test. They didn't tell me there was a four hour assessment through out the whole process up until the end. The assessment is run by a vendor which means all of the prior interviewing is thrown out the window and your fate is decided by the vendor's staff rather than anyone at Edward Jones that you have previously dealt with. Why would anyone put their fate in the hands on anonymous people....why don't they make this the first stage and save everyone a lot of time and effort.

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    • How would I be able to find 25 quality contacts per day.   Answer Question
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Edward Jones in May 2015.

    Interview

    Long process that took about 2 months of different interactions from resume and application submission, initial screening, phone interviews, business plan submission and discussion, to a face-to-face interview, and a final virtual day experience. Although EJ claims sales experience is not required, specially since they are trying to hire people with different skills, it can definetily be a factor and even back fire you.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Edward Jones.

    Interview

    Extremely long process. From start to finish, process took 3+ months. As for the final step in the interview process, Good Luck! However, the process is understandable due to the amount of time and money they invest in you.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Edward Jones in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email to set up the phone interview. I was then emailed information about the FA training program. The phone interview consisted of behavioral questions based on STAR.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Edward Jones (Cincinnati, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I contacted an FA for the area in which I wished to become an advisor. I developed a rapport with him and he forwarded my information to the recruiter who contacted me as well. I applied, submitted my resume, and completed the phone interview. I had a face to face interview with a local FA due to my school schedule so I did not have to travel during school. The face to face was alright but after a few days, I found out the FA did not think I was ready to be an advisor. This was very disappointing because I felt that I was a good fit for the position but I did discover after the fact that many current FA's did not get hired during their first attempt. You have to wait one year to apply again.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Edward Jones.

    Interview

    Went through multiple rounds. The very last round is a day in the field of an FA. However with no experience it's so open ended that clearly one will be lost. People are friendly and helpful but the final round seemed strange after going through everything. Talk to someone who works there before this rounds.

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Edward Jones (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Git up to phone interview portion. The process is a bit long but its worth the effort because they take you seriously. Be prepared to answers some situational questions. Their response time is very fast so you know quickly how far you are in the process. They will ask about your experience because they tailor your offer package according to your experience.

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    • Tell us about a situation that was difficult and how you manged to overcome it.   Answer Question
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