Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Edward Jones
- Financial Advisor (223)
- BOA Branch Office Administrator (48)
- Financial Advisor Trainee (31)
- Financial Advisor Trainee (FACD) (13)
- Financial Advisor PASS Associate (9)
- Intern (7)
- Branch Office Administrator (4)
- Team Leader (4)
- Investment Representative (4)
- RDP Associate (3)
- Administrative Assistant (2)
- Helpdesk (2)
- Branch Intern (2)
- On-Call Branch Office Administrator (2)
- Product Specialist (2)
- Investment Banking Analyst (2)
- FA (2)
- Rotational Development Program (2)
- Insurance Service Specialist (2)
- Edward Jones Financial Advisor (2)
- Trainee Financial Advisor (1)
- Edward Jones FA (1)
- Financial Advisor Career Development Program (FACD) (1)
- Business Operations Assistant (1)
- Financial Advisor Intern (1)
- Remuneration and Benefits (1)
- Municipal Trader (1)
- Research Department (1)
- Portfoio Manager (1)
- Programmer Analyst (1)
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Edward Jones.
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.
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I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Edward Jones.
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.
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Edward Jones (Miami, FL) in April 2014.
Uploaded resume, received a call within a week letting me know they were interested in scheduling a telephone interview. They set it up for exactly a week later for noon. They called from the home office exactly at noon... I interviewed with the same HR lady that initiated the first phone call. She was casual but probing. She was professional but somewhat friendly. Of course I was nervous...
At first she talked small talk, then outlined how the interview would proceed. I could hear her typing furiously (lol) as I answered the questions. After the interview she said thanked me, and told me that she would present the phone interview to the HR team to make the decision. She also said that I would hear back from her by email, either way. She said that if the HR team approved me, I would then be scheduled to interview with the Financial Advisor to whom I would be administrating and managing accounts for.
I think that Edward Jones is very professional and systematic about the way that they screen, approach, and make their decisions. But then again, they have to be. They are currently opening offices up all over Florida. Hope this helps someone who is interested in working at Edward Jones.
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I went to the website and sent in a resume. I got a email 2.5 weeks later asking me to fill out a application and to set up a time for an interview. I had 24 hours to fill out the application before the phone interview. The phone interview took about 20 minutes, it was a very pleasant experience, the interviewer was kind and patient. The interview was questions about my past employment, like when was a situation where you foresaw a problem and how did you handle it? It has now been 1 week since my phone interview, and I have heard nothing about a face to face interview, so this makes me believe I did not move on in the process.
- Questions were not difficult, just situations on my past employment. Answer Question
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Interview process what smooth and simple. Interview was first on the phone with the broker and then in person with broker. Background and fingerprinting were required, but if you have no issues in your past this should not be a problem.
- I did not find that any thing was difficult or unexpected. All basic questions of goals, past history, why left previous employment, where do you want to be in 5 years etc... I am not sure if they have a set of standard questions they ask or if each broker has their own way of interviewing. Answer Question
There is no negotiation with this company. You get an hourly wage from corporate that is based on their surveys of the area. There is absolutely no negotiation unless the broker wants to give you some of their commission. This was the part that I found frustrating. For the area that I worked in, they were grossly underpaying this position. This is also the reason why I left after 3 years.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Edward Jones in February 2014.
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
- The questions asked were average, not as difficult as I expected Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Edward Jones (Miami, FL) in February 2014.
Offered Position. 6 weeks later I am still waiting for a start date. They now want a 1099 from a position I held 10 years ago, a copy of my college diploma & a deadline of 3 days to comply. I faxed it over the same day and still no response. There is reasonable and unreasonable. I am an experienced financial professional and I feel like I have not been treated well by my prospective employer. Not to mention a loss of 6 weeks.
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No negotiation at all
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Edward Jones.
Very thorough and professional. Met with the branch advisor and had an hour interview that was interesting and a good way to see the work environment. Had a phone interview that was also about an hour and was challenging in the questions, but again interesting and informative.
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Reasons for Declining
We are planning to move away from this area, after all, and I didn't want to commit to a new employer, and then have to leave in a short time.
Filled out an online application and was called back for a phone interview. After phone interview with company human resources recruiter I received a call back from the branch financial analyst. Set up a time for a face to face interview at the branch. Phone interview lasted approximately 35 minutes and branch interview was about 1 hour.
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Edward Jones (Montgomery, AL).
The process is time consuming and you need to pass a background check.
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