Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  2. Excellent Career Firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  3. JD Power & Associates Awards Speaks for itself

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Basically you are your own boss and its up to you in terms of how successful you can be. The culture is outstanding and always had support anytime I needed it from headquarters to anyone in our region. There is not any limit to your salary other than the market that your office is in itself.

    Cons

    It can be difficult being able to make a living for the first couple of years which mainly depends on how hard you work and some luck to go along with it. The key is finding an area that has potential to make your office successful and again lots of hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding all the way around!


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  5. Good Place to Work

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

    I worked at Edward Jones (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, supportive atmosphere,

    Cons

    Must get along with the person you work with- its usually a 2 person office


  6. Okay if you like sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Financial advisor

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

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

    Pros

    Great training, great culture, opportunity to succeed.
    Home office support is top notch. Ability to win trips all over the world.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get business started, nearly impossible. Market can be saturated with other Edward Jones advisors.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more office in transitions so that one has at least a small book of business when starting out.


  8. Honest and ethical.

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

    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

    Edward Jones really does want people who are ethical, driven, and who have a positive attitude. All of the expectations and requirements are the same for eveyone and they don't play favorites. You will know exactly what you need to do to succeed, then it's up to you to do it.

    Cons

    You will work harder than you ever thought you would (at least initially). This job requires emotional resilience that not everyone has.

    Advice to Management

    Go after the other big names in the industry! We are a better deal, treat clients better, and offer so much more. There is no reason we should not have people beating a path to our door.


  9. Financial Advidor

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

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great training program and profit sharing. The ability to run your own office with the support of internal operations.

    Cons

    You work extremely hard for several years and hope you hit the numbers so you're not thrown to the curb while Edward Jones takes all the clients you slaved over. No official "safety" training for the women who work out in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement a better safety program for the women who work out in the field. Better regional support.


  10. Analyst

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management is some time ok.

    Cons

    Not good. Needs a lot of work


  11. Helpful (3)

    Requires High Energy, Engaging Personality, No Brain.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Jones has a system down, and if you follow it to a 't' you will very likely find success if you have your act at least somewhat put together (i.e. previous professional experience, good standing in your community). This is a little different from other firms that just set you loose with very little guidance. Edward Jones is idiot-proof from top to bottom, all training's are delivered at the third grade level. All you have to do is build relationships and earn people's trust so that they'll hand over their money, Jones does the rest.

    Cons

    If you really love the investments you're going to have a rough time here. I could not in good conscience sell an A-share mutual fund to anyone. There is no true advisory platform available, and the cost of doing business with Jones can add up rather quickly and there are so many better options available on the market now. Jones' model relies exclusively on leveraging their advisor's relationship with their client base in order to extract high investment fees. Before I moved on from Jones, of the hundreds, maybe thousands of advisors I'd met working there, though nice enough, I wouldn't put my money with any one of them, and that was probably the biggest 'con' of all with Jones.

    Advice to Management

    You've got your system down I'll admit. Consider adding an advisory platform.



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