Edward Jones Reviews

Updated August 28, 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 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 (31)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. BOA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Light work load and great pay for tasks.

    Cons

    Too much down time, becomes boring and if you are an active person this isn't the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Review branch activity, great company model , however the FA does more of the BOA's responsibilities to avoid theirs.


  3. Excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No shareholders so we're all owners.

    Cons

    Haven't found one yet! Great environment and support beyond belief.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, competitive salary, no layoffs

    Cons

    Very formal culture, professional dress at all times


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    I love working in the home office!

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are considered based on tenure and not performance

    Advice to Management

    Treat individuals fairly and offer promotions based on performance and less emphasis on tenure


  7. Lead Software Consultant

    Current Employee - Lead Software Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Software Consultant in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment and nice to work with nice people

    Cons

    Little laid-back attitude in some projects.


  8. Best place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the culture make this an awesome place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment. Have enjoyed working there so far


  9. A fantastic culture that allows FAs to thrive.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training, the support, the partnership...everyone has had the same experience and can contribute their knowledge so openly. I love the collaborate spirit across regions to build each other up.

    Cons

    You're your own boss...which isn't for everyone. Be prepared to make your own daily decisions...and to not have management t to blame for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Branch office administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Edward jones benefits package is very competitive and their home office customer service is fantastic. Many locations make moving very possible.

    Cons

    I was paired with financial advisors that were very unfair and unprofessional. Unfortunately, the experience from office to office can vary widely.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to focus on management training for branch level leaders such as financial advisors since they have freedom and are the face of Edward jones products and services.


  11. Stable

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Very stable and conservative company business wise. Family Oriented Great Work/Family Balance Decent Benefits Profit Sharing Privately Owned Limited Partnership after 3 years 401k Matching

    Cons

    Corporate Politics aka Glorified Middle School Lack of Diversity



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