Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Edward Jones
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- Financial Advisor (FACD) (1)
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- Syndicate Manager (1)
- Financial Advisor Summer Internship (1)
- FA Summer Intern (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Edward Jones in September 2015.
Met recruiter at career fair. After speaking with him for about 15 minutes, I was offered an interview the next day. Very pleased with the process so far. I was told that I would hear from them within a few weeks. I was called for a phone interview and I am currently waiting for the next step of the process.
- What makes a good financial advisor? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Palo Alto, CA).
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.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years professional and personally? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Southeast Owasco, NY) in July 2015.
Good company but the application and interview process was way, way too long. Each face to face interview got slightly different answers to salary question (50% vs. 55% vs. 60% of past 3 yr. avg.). Day in the life assessment was confusing and couldn't get a straight answer on how to handle. Disappointing process, to be honest.
- Describe a time where you had to give negative feedback to a peer and what was the result? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Deland, FL) in July 2015.
The hiring process involves multiple steps. It is necessary in order for them to determine you are an ethically sound individual since you would be handling client's money. You have to be approved to apply, then you fill out a very in depth application including 10 years of work experience, then you have a phone screening, then you would have an interview, then a simulation of an interaction with a client, then you prepare a business plan, then it is the final decision.
- Describe a time when you took on a leadership position. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Saint Louis, MO) in July 2015.
So far, all phone interviews: First Interview is a pre-interview. They ask about availability, desired salary and why you think you are a good candidate for the job. They set up the day and time of the next interview. The second interview is a more normal interview process. The interviewer is typing up your answers while you speak. At the end, they say they will pass your answers onto the appropriate people. If they are interested, the next interview will be set up. This can take 1 - 2 weeks.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.
The process was very forth coming, and very lengthy. I was asked a lot of brief questions about my experience and about my work history. The interview was very detailed and precise. I was asked to tell examples of some instances of my work history. It was important to explain in great detail my short-comings as well as my accomplishments in the workplace.
- What are my special interests in the firm. Just asked a lot of questions about my overall life style, and what were my qualifications. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.
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.
- various Situation, Action and Results questions Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Edward Jones in May 2015.
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.
- where do you see yourself in the short and long term? Answer Question
- explain about a work situation where you felt unconfortable but needed to succeed? Answer Question
- explain a situation where you helped a client or project and went beyond Answer Question
- explain a situation where you felt short and why? Answer Question
- what contributions are you more proud of? Answer Question
- why should we hire you? Answer Question
- what are your strenghts and weaknesses? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Edward Jones in May 2015.
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.
- How would I be able to find 25 quality contacts per day. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2015.
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.
- How would you properly approach clients to come over to Edward Jones 1 Answer
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