Edward Jones Reviews

Updated April 15, 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 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

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

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    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. Helpful (1)

    BOA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Edward Jones offers great incentives to their employees

    Cons

    If you are a BOA, it is unlikely you will become a Financial Advisor

  3. A company who really takes care of the employees

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Tulsa, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and the pay is competitive.

    Cons

    As with everything, there is room for improvement, but minor things.

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  5. Financial Advisor

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    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    no immediate supervision to report to
    diversification trips

    Cons

    push their own agenda at times

    Advice to Management

    don't abandon the EDJ culture

  6. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Pay training and benefits all top notch

    Cons

    Lots of hard work, getting started can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing

  7. Branch Office Administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    We are committed to long-term investment philosophy that emphasizes quality and diversification. We serve individual investors who are interested in proven investing strategies instead of the latest fads.Here, we believe in a simple philosophy: The best way to provide personal, individualized investment advice and services to our clients is to meet with then one on one, face to face, to build lasting relationships.

    Cons

    The rate of pay for this position is not comparable to others in the industry. The benefits are comparable to others.

    Advice to Management

    Continuous education and advancement is encouraged with this company. There is a good support system in place for each position through the home office in St.Louis.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Extesive training in the Financial Advisor Training program.

    Cons

    Must be prepared to work a lot of hours to build up the business.

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. Great experience. Loved working with everyone! The office is really nice. I was able to work on several projects

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    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Mutual Funds Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Great experience. The culture it was the right fit and everyone is extremely nice and helpful

    Cons

    Politics of moving up in a role. Salary not enough for some of the tasks performed.

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Great company, lots of support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of employee support, great health care for admin positions.

    Cons

    Not very flexible with admin working hours

    Advice to Management

    Provide for more flexibility and more PTO

  11. Working for EDJ was a great experience.I learned a lot, training was always good, and the culture was a good fit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Invested in personal and professional growth. There is also a focus on community involvement. There is also a good mentoring program for employees.

    Cons

    I wish EDJ was more diverse. Outside of that, the only issues I had was movement. In 4 years I wasn't able to move to a different position. It's easy to get stuck.

    Advice to Management

    there is a leadership development program which will prepare you for management. If you make the right contacts you may have a better chance of advancing.

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