Edward Jones
3.4 of 5 789 reviews
www.edwardjones.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Edward Jones Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 789 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle

Jim Weddle

(539 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
789 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work life balance at this company, treat employees generally well and most seem happy"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Great training one of the best programs in the industry for training financial advisors"
    in 59 reviews
Cons:
  • "Out of date prospecting, door to door simply doesn't work in some areas"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Door knocking was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life"
    in 61 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Be sure you want this job

Financial Advisor (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for less than a year

ProsSteady, good training, positive corporate atmosphere. Complete freedom of schedule

ConsDo you really want to spend your life begging other people for their money, just to run it through a computer system and then shave off a certain percentage for yourself? It's not the company, it's the career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Traditional and conservative, but stable

Department Leader (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent pay for the area, stability, generally pretty nice people, equity potential

ConsPartnership makes for interesting organizational dynamics at times. Not diverse in many areas.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more inclusive. There are great ideas out there that you are not hearing because like promotes like.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Independent and Organized Company. Rewards high acheivers very well

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

ProsTremendous Corp support, high $$ rewards for success.

ConsMicro management from HQ and no flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

One of the best companies I have worked for in my financial career.

Senior Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOffice flexiable, able to transfer within the firm, excellent benefits

ConsAfter Sr promotion, no more movement up for assistants.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Edward Jones is consistently rated the best place to work for a reason.

Financial Advisor (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

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

ProsFantastic Training, great leadership, great benefits, unbelievably good people.

ConsDoor Knocking for the first few years.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, do not change your successful model.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Financial Advisor Trainee

Financial Advisor Trainee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone you meet is part of a vast support channel. I was shocked to be welcomed with open arms in an industry that has a bad reputation for intense competition and back stabbing. I have not seen any of these bad rumors that my friends have at competing firms.

ConsRejection and hearing the word "no" can be intimidating.

Advice to Senior ManagementEdward Jones is for the serious, long term investor. With that said, there are restrictions for the investment vehicles we can provide to the clients because some of them are too risky. If I had any advice, and I say this with a grain of salt, is to open up all investment vehicles so we can offer our clients more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Overall, my experience is postitive.

BOA Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee)
Dayton, OH

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 8 years

ProsInteresting work with great clients. Flexible hours and excellent office amenities.

ConsWith just 2 people in each office, there is no back up. The job can take over your life.

Advice to Senior ManagementBOA position should have several levels other than 2. The greater responsibility, the greater the pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Great company to work for if you have a family

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Edward Jones as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat work life balance at this company, treat employees generally well and most seem happy. Work for yourself and make your own opportunities.

ConsIf you aren't driven or don't like interacting with others this is not the job for you. Can be rough to start and build you client base.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Learning Experience

Financial Advisor (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsThey have a great study process for the Series 7 and 66. Pay you salary to sit at home and study 40 hours a week. The best situation is to take over an already established office. I had heard a statistic that management doesn't want to let out, but if you start completely fresh (no office, or inherited clients) then the failure rate was close to 90% for people in the first 3 years.

ConsHigh pressure sales... if you don't perform they will begin cutting your salary back until the point that you simply can't pay your bills so you have to quit. They aren't quick to firing people, but they will cut pay back so much that you have to move on. Out of date prospecting, door to door simply doesn't work in some areas. The senior management don't want to hear this because it worked for them.... in the 1970s. Business as usual, just keep knocking.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

A let down

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Edward Jones

ProsGreat people that provide a lot of support. Ok pay starting out.

ConsThe pay structure is not as good as they make it sound. You have to know a lot of people that have money to make it in this business.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on retaining the FA's rather than only bringing new ones in

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Edward Jones? Contribute to the Community!

Edward Jones Videos

Loading...

Edward Jones – Why Work for Us?

A More Personal Approach to Success You know the financial services industry, but you may not know Edward Jones. We are a unique industry leader known for our more personal approach to business. From locating… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Edward Jones reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Edward Jones CEO Jim Weddle. All 789 reviews posted anonymously by Edward Jones employees.