Edward Jones Reviews

Updated June 30, 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 (20)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. I love Edward Jones

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great system for on-calls, as an aspriing FA - I feel like I learn a lot while working in EJ offices.

    Cons

    Not a set schedule or guaranteed hours whatsoever.


  3. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator In SOC in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator In SOC in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, they take care of their employees, at least this was the case for me working as a home office associate in information systems.

    Great leadership and opportunities to grow within the organization.

    Great for people who want a long term career with amazing benefits.

    Cons

    For anyone working in information systems, you will be isolated down into a very narrow role, and you will be working with older technologies. This may not be true everywhere within IS, but it was true for me. Oh and they tried to make me wear a tie!!! boo no tie!

    Advice to Management

    Management can be hit and miss, that being said I have seen some of the best management I have ever worked with.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Branch Office Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Apple Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Apple Valley, MN

    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

    Excellent training and support. Great benefits. You are part of a big team which is really helpful. You only have one boss (your advisor) so there is flexibility with that.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Only 2 people working in an office so if you like lots of interaction in the workplace with other coworkers there is no one else but you! Compliance dictates a lot of what you can and can't do so no room for creativity.


  6. Fiancial Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great independance and ability to grow long time relationships with clients. Having the support and tools to serve our clients deeply

    Cons

    The responsibiltiy of success rests on me every day


  7. Financial Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Firm is well backed/financed. Earnings are based and limited only by your production

    Cons

    It is a lot of hard work when you begin your career here.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great culture and very good opportunity with the right attitude and good work ethic. You get out what you put in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Maryland Heights, MO
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Maryland Heights, MO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Culture is very important and if you do not embrace the culture you likely will not succeed. Most leaders are there to enhance your growth.

    Cons

    Team leaders are expected to perform more project leadership than team leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitively not just compared to the industry but across divisions within the organization in order to retain talent.


  9. On-Call BOA

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Stanford, KY
    Former Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Stanford, KY

    I worked at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, Friendly, and helpful

    Cons

    None that I ran across.


  10. Excellent Career Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Officer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work place to start and end a career.

    Cons

    May have a slow start in early career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture live as you do for future generations of employees.


  11. Okay if you like sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company although has some cult-like characteristics. Training is very good. Support is great. They really do try to make it possible to succeed.

    Cons

    They tend to through bodies at a location until someone sticks. They have been getting better at transitioning to new advisors with some client relationships and working with veteran advisors to learn the soft skills. This is a sales job. Do not do it unless you know that you will enjoy that type of work. If you want to be an investment analyst this is not the right avenue for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management generally does a nice job.



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