Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle
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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 (28)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Greer, SC
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Greer, SC

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Great training, bonuses, office environment

    Cons

    Branch Office Admins are expected to be a team with the Financial Advisors but do not get the same incentives as Financial advisors

    Advice to Management

    Give incentives to all positions instead of just the advisors


  3. Financial adviser

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job at the advice at the company. It is very good thing to have this company alive

    Cons

    Sometimes work gets very had with little help from management. Some people tend to Be very rude because they are at good positions

    Advice to Management

    Make the salaries better so that employees don't leave. Make the compensation structure and bonus more


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, be your own boss, limitless compensation model, reasonable production measures

    Cons

    Primary way to generate leads is door to door prospecting, beside a BOA you work alone in your office


  6. Smart business model

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart business model, one of few successful private firms still around, automomy in salaried positions, hire good people

    Cons

    Since it's private, it's about tenure and connections. Results don't hold the same weight as tenure which will frustrate their talent-base. Home Office breeds mediocrity and allows for stagnantion of ideas because of fear of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on the things that matter. Step up and be leaders, not robots who get ideas/tasks/execution items handed down from others that don't know your business area.


  7. Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Sulphur, OK
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Sulphur, OK

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reliable Company, Professional and great reputation. Company training and support excellent. Great benefits for full time employees. Awesome peer support system.

    Cons

    On Call employees have no benefits and very little recognition within the company, yet they are expected to work in place of the full time BOA when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Offer benefits to On-Call at a discounted price.


  8. Financial Advisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program. Opportunity is there.

    Cons

    Not all new hires are treated equal

    Advice to Management

    Adjust ramp up time for those that are New, New.


  9. I like this job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Wichita, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continual growth & support. Can advance to different levels of BOA & even home office positions, both at the headquarters or at home.

    Cons

    Sometimes miss having fellow employees around.


  10. My position at Edward Jones has great potential for advancement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great vacation package and compensation, potential to earn bonuses, trained resources, close knit culture, employee feedback is encouraged

    Cons

    Potential personality conflicts if have never managed people or had a job with customer service experience

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living in Orange County is outrageous and varies greatly depending on the city you live in despite the city you may work in.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is the training they give you. You get licensed and they tell how to sell, then you should immediately quit and go work somewhere else. Oh but even then they sue you for training cost.

    Cons

    Their business model is from 1950 and it no longer works. I knocked on doors all day long and might get 10 names & #'s. People don't want strangers knocking on their doors, asking them personal financial questions. You'd have better luck just cold calling.

    Advice to Management

    Update you business model. Only the advisors that are handed a large book of biz actually make it. Up the pay, I made like .50\hr



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