Edward Jones

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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
954 Reviews
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Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle
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Review Highlights

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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    fa

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walla Walla, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Walla Walla, WA

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    It was a very good job. I made lots of money.

    Cons

    very long hours, worked some weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    BOA

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Great HQ support and mentoring

    Cons

    FA's need a lot of hand holding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train FA's on systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    This is a great company that takes great care of all of their employees. Very happy to work here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    At Edward Jones, you get to be what you want to be. You are the boss. The work is challenging, but is very rewarding. I enjoy going to the office every day.

    Cons

    Getting started is challenging. It is a lot of long hours for not a lot of pay. It pays off in the end if you stick with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    financial advisor trainee

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Great Company with great values. But training program is not that structured once you are in the field. Overall great company.

    Cons

    low pay and door knocking will test your psychological stability. once in the field training and support can drop off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more structured training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough Job, but Best Job

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I didn't believe it before I started, but after a year I can truly say that Edward Jones is a culture surrounded by doing what's best for the client. Work/life balance is flexible, but you will work your tail off like never before. After a couple years the pay can't be beat. The training is top notch and the support from EVERYONE is unbelievable. Every FA and BOA in your region (at least mine) will drop everything to help you succeed if you put in the work.

    Cons

    Doorknocking, doorknocking, doorknocking! Going door to door is the must humbling/hardest thing I've ever done. Walking around neighborhoods in a suit in the blazing summer heat and then doing it again in the freezing rain. Not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Don't change a thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    It was an awesome internship!

    Cons

    There is nothing that comes to mind!

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    Good firm focused on the individual investor.

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

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Great chance to be rewarded for looking out for the individual investor.

    Cons

    The environment has become very political as compared to the prior decade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more meritocratic work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very good company if you like working in a two person office

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Ypsilanti, MI

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Challenging working with only one other person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to allow Administrator to fix things and not dwell on past errors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding, fantastic mentor, and great work/sales experience.

    Cons

    Door knocking, walking neighborhoods during summer months, and cold calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the safety issues with going door to door in today's world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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