Edward Jones

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Edward Jones Reviews in Orlando, FL

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
913 Reviews
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Pros
  • If you choose the team carefully you can have a good work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Great training especially if you have limited to no financial knowledge (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • It can be tough to see enough decision makers by going door to door during the daytime (in 57 reviews)

  • Door knocking was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life (in 68 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Far exceeded my expectations

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

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

    Pros

    Privately owned, so the business environment is so much different catering to both the employees and the clients
    FACD training program is world-class, there is nothing like it for recent college grads
    Lots of opportunities as average advisor age is about 50, and they are on track to hiring more than 1000 advisors a yr
    Compensation is what you make of it, your work will directly reflect in your pay. 100k to 300k a yr is normal in this company
    Very personal, stress face to face meetings with clients which they value so much. You will make many friends of them
    Diversification trips are one of many ways you are compensated as an FA, and the trips look absolutley amazing

    Cons

    Sort of old-fashioned in business plan but it works for them and creates more valued relationships
    Very hot when trying to door knock in the summer in Florida.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Fire Them, Fire Them Up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Structure is a plus. Known training Company.

    Cons

    Constant threats to fire Advisors. I heard more than 5-10 times a day... if you do ........ you will be fired...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold your winners back with constant threats of termination. I left EJ on my own. Was never even reprimanded. Going to work and hearing multiple times a day...... if you do this... you will be fired... simply got old. Horrible work environment.

    Don't put FA's in with a training FA who is obviously directly competing with the Trainee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom that comes with the financial advisor position. You run your own office and have your own assistant. You do not have to put up any upfront money for your office they just want you to put in the time to build it up. There are more ways to be compensated for your hard work, not just commission. There are two great trips each year you can win for your successful sales, bonuses and a chance to become a partner of the firm down the road. Overall Edward Jones is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Technology is finally getting up to speed but it has taken awhile to get there.

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