Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle
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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.

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    • 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. Professional

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    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Sulphur, OK
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Sulphur, OK

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable Company, Professional and great reputation. Company training and support excellent. Great benefits for full time employees. Awesome peer support system.

    Cons

    On Call employees have no benefits and very little recognition within the company, yet they are expected to work in place of the full time BOA when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to On-Call at a discounted price.


  3. I like this job!

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    • 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. My position at Edward Jones has great potential for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great vacation package and compensation, potential to earn bonuses, trained resources, close knit culture, employee feedback is encouraged

    Cons

    Potential personality conflicts if have never managed people or had a job with customer service experience

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living in Orange County is outrageous and varies greatly depending on the city you live in despite the city you may work in.


  6. Helpful (1)

    IT Department Leader

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    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


  7. Financial advisor review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    All the freedom of schedule you want! You work when you want to work AS LONG as it works.

    Cons

    This IS a sales job, you have to hit production numbers regardless of level in the company

    Advice to Management

    More stringent hiring process, weed out non sales motivated individuals, emphasize having to meet and exceed production goals throughout career.


  8. Financial Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good training and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Door-knocking to acquire clients can be exhausting.


  9. Branch Office Administrator

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Southlake, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1 on 1 work environment for the most part available time for personal needs 8-5 sometimes varies schedule

    Cons

    Good starting pay but needs to increase faster. Should be able to transfer to new branch within a year if not working out with the current advisor instead of waiting the full year for transfer ability

    Advice to Management

    Bigger increases in pay at time of annual review.


  10. It's Tough

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility Freedom Meaningful Work Amazing Support Great Training

    Cons

    Starting a business as a young professional from the ground up is a very very difficult process. It is easy to feel deflated when things don't go the way you want. There are lots of places to look for motivation, however, base pay and commissions are not exactly easy to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Help younger FAs by providing a higher base salary or proactively helping FAs take on assets to start.


  11. Financial Advisor

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    • 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



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