Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Financial advisor review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    All the freedom of schedule you want! You work when you want to work AS LONG as it works.

    Cons

    This IS a sales job, you have to hit production numbers regardless of level in the company

    Advice to Management

    More stringent hiring process, weed out non sales motivated individuals, emphasize having to meet and exceed production goals throughout career.


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    Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Corporate cultural that emphasizes a client first mentality, ethics, teamwork. Strong home office support that help address problems, issues, concers regarding retirement plans, college savings, trusts, estates, equities, mutual funds.

    Cons

    The financial advisor is required to create own client base through face to face contacts, which may be a challenge for some.

    Advice to Management

    Review current prospecting methods. That is, incorporate more training on developing centers of influence, professional networking, etc. to build on the face to face contacts.


  3. Financial Advisor

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good training and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Door-knocking to acquire clients can be exhausting.


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  5. Branch Office Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Southlake, TX

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1 on 1 work environment for the most part available time for personal needs 8-5 sometimes varies schedule

    Cons

    Good starting pay but needs to increase faster. Should be able to transfer to new branch within a year if not working out with the current advisor instead of waiting the full year for transfer ability

    Advice to Management

    Bigger increases in pay at time of annual review.


  6. It's Tough

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility Freedom Meaningful Work Amazing Support Great Training

    Cons

    Starting a business as a young professional from the ground up is a very very difficult process. It is easy to feel deflated when things don't go the way you want. There are lots of places to look for motivation, however, base pay and commissions are not exactly easy to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Help younger FAs by providing a higher base salary or proactively helping FAs take on assets to start.


  7. BOA

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clients are great-Office is small

    Cons

    Low pay to start-HR can be very biased

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  8. Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Partnership, entrepreneurial, be your own boss, unlimited earning potential, best training in the industry

    Cons

    inability to control market, economy, clients' emotions


  9. Great company, only been here 2 years working as an advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees and they spend the time and money to provide good training. Everyone understands how difficult the job is and peers are very supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    The region I'm in is unfortunately a good ol' boys club and we don't have the strongest presence of women which is discouraging. It is also frustrating that targets continue to rise on a monthly basis for the first 9 years you're at the company, then they plateau.


  10. Financial adviser

    • Work/Life Balance
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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

    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


  11. Smart business model

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.



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