Edward Jones – Bellingham, WA
Prepare yourself for a brand new career, one where your success is completely in your hands. Edward Jones is a privately owned financial-services… Edward Jones
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I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
One of the best "corporate" cultures in America. The highest rated in advisor satisfaction among major brokerage firms for 20 straight years.
A partnership owned by the employees with ample opportunities to earn partnership regardless of your position with the firm.
Exponential earnings potential limited only by your ability to create and maintain clientele.
A "one FA per office" concept that essentially makes you pseudo-independent and eventually your own boss (as long as you're meeting/exceeding expectations and/or profitable).
A dedicated business office administrator (BOA) who handles the operations of your branch.
Some of the best training in the industry. Many firms attempt to hire new FAs away from EDJ after their first few years.Cons
Hard Job. Convincing people you're the right person to manage and invest their money is not easy. Even if you're good, creating new clients is still a daunting task. This is a job best suited for extreme "people-persons" or type-A work-a-holics. 8 out of 10 hired don't make it.
It can take a while to really make money. Those fortunate enough to receive some form of "asset-sharing" can start quicker. However, it all comes down to effort.
Stressful job depending on your personality. You are responsible for other people's money, which isn't a task to be taken lightly. Down markets aren't fun. You always have to continue growing the business.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep doing what you're doing, but don't forget the core values that make us different. We trust you.RecommendsPositive Outlook