Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • If you choose the team carefully you can have a good work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Great training and home office support (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't like or can't bear going door-to-door Edward Jones is not for you (in 57 reviews)

  • The door knocking model is not for the faint of heart (in 68 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (25)

    Lots of support, great, fair, smart people and excellent business culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The only financial services company that truly cares about the client, my brother heard from a competing company. The people here are great. I lived in Japan for 8 years and EJones has the same high commitment to servicing our own staff and clients that the best in the world has. My support team is hands off for the most part. Fair and honest. A lot is up to you. You have to realize you can't do everything and must ask for advice on how to get better. The help is top notch, so caring and personable.

    Cons

    You must learn to manage yourself. It's a double-edged sword: You have much freedom but also you have to work hard. Most people have to be told when they can take a break, lunch, time-off, etc. Not so much here. You have to generate activity on your own. You must be independent and be able to work as a team as well. I've been out in the field as a new Financial Advisor now for 4 months and licensed for 2 and a half months or so. First month was a little uncomfortable, but nothing you can't do. Second month started rocky but I got lucky from working hard and had a super month. So exciting. Now, I'm focused on balancing my work and continuing to learn more and improve every day.

    Advice to Management

    The best feeling was calling compliance for advice this morning and helping my client make the right decisions. There are so many stories of people helping others, new, old, head office, local office, BOA, doesn't matter. Everyone is a component of something always getting better. Once or twice I have a hard day, but I always hold my head high... I'm having fun.


  2. Great Company

    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Greer, SC
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Greer, SC

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, bonuses, office environment

    Cons

    Branch Office Admins are expected to be a team with the Financial Advisors but do not get the same incentives as Financial advisors

    Advice to Management

    Give incentives to all positions instead of just the advisors


  3. I like this job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continual growth & support. Can advance to different levels of BOA & even home office positions, both at the headquarters or at home.

    Cons

    Sometimes miss having fellow employees around.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    IT Department Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Very stable work environment Can be fun at times Great people

    Cons

    Little Upward Mobility at higher levels Senior IT leadership can be tough to work with


  6. Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Partnership, entrepreneurial, be your own boss, unlimited earning potential, best training in the industry

    Cons

    inability to control market, economy, clients' emotions


  7. Great Company to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Intern - Financial Advisory Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Edward Jones as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller and more laid back

    Cons

    Sometimes too laid back to the point you ask yourself, "where's the excitement?"

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Operations specialist

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Edward Jones as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is so helpful if you have questions!

    Cons

    Work can become repetitive.


  9. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Great training and support team

    Cons

    Lots of prospecting to build book of business


  10. Branch office administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockport, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockport, IN

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training from employer via online course

    Cons

    Your bonus and advancement hinge on how well and how much the financial advisor works

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye out on the short length of day some financial advisors work


  11. Office Staff

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edward Jones part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They were amazing! They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Very small offices! Not a lot of traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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