Edward Jones Reviews

Updated March 31, 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

    7 people found this helpful

    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)

    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.

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    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.

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  2. Great company, lots of support

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not very flexible with admin working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide for more flexibility and more PTO

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  3. 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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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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  5. Best Place Around to Work For-Hands Down

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    They really do care, it's part of the "culture". Great mentoring and training. They let you do what is right for the client!

    Cons

    It's a hard job, but they do try to make it rewarding. The pay in the beginning is low, but the reward in the end is worth it. I hear the health benefits are not great but I have it thru my spouse so don't have direct knowledge of this.

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  6. Branch Office Administrator

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    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Sarasota, FL

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

    Pros

    2 person office, developed long standing relationships with clients.

    Cons

    Slow pace, long periods of being alone in the office, was not as busy as I would have liked.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful

    I have been an Edward Jones advisor for 7 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    The culture is wonderful. The support is fantastic. I have a dedicated assistant. I work 5 minutes from home. The tools are great and constantly updated. The compensation package can't be beat.

    Cons

    The only con is really maintaining a positive attitude in the early years. The truth is if you consistently do what is right for your clients you will have a wonderful lifestyle after a few years. There are no shortcuts. It is important to remember that you are in a marathon, not a sprint. Just keep consistently doing the right thing. You have to be a self starter. There is no one in your office to tell you who to call, what to say, what time to show up. You are in the business of building trusted relationships with people who value your advice. Always remember it's their sacred nest egg, no matter the size, and the referrals will come.

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  8. Edward Jones is thorough and challenging!

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Amazing training program, excellent support from years of experience, and time honored customer perspective!

    Cons

    Benefits such as medical, dental, and health are outrageously expensive! Yet, market comparative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During series training, consider more emphasis on learning (1st per day) and less on schedule stress.

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  9. If you work harder than everyone else the first 5 years you'll live better than the rest for the rest of your life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Flexible job where I decide how to build my business. Unlimited income potential.

    Cons

    The first few years are very difficult and 95% of the people quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals are so high that they get rid of really good advisors and then spend a fortune hiring and training new guys.

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  10. Not That Great

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    Former Intern - Client Segments in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Client Segments in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    good pay and being private has its pros

    Cons

    very conservative and old school. women and minorities will have a hard time being taken seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    research millennials and accommodate them

    Doesn't Recommend
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  11. Great people but old model of prospecting. The door to door knocking isn't one that works in large metropolitan cities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation potential good, great company benefits and perks. Other colleagues very encouraging and helpful with process.

    Cons

    The prospecting process of walking door to door in a big city doesn't apply well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with tools that are more modern with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
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