Edward Jones Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organised interview process. Supportive team of highers, well structured training program . Great benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    Not really any cons unless your looking for a quick start job . This one takes a little longer to get in to.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very helpful and hands on throughout the entire process. They want to make sure the process runs smoothly for the employee. Keep doing a great job.


  2. Stable

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Very stable and conservative company business wise. Family Oriented Great Work/Family Balance Decent Benefits Profit Sharing Privately Owned Limited Partnership after 3 years 401k Matching

    Cons

    Corporate Politics aka Glorified Middle School Lack of Diversity


  3. Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of the company is very inclusive and supportive

    Cons

    Very difficult industry to succeed in


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  5. Helpful (1)

    BOA

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Company has high standards of ethics in the industry. Promote a work/life balance. Good back office support available at all hours.

    Cons

    Most of the BOA's feel very under valued and at the mercy of the FA. Only 2 people in an office, so not much team work feel.


  6. Good Place to Start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good introduction to finance, flexible

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement, limited training opportunities


  7. Helpful (6)

    BOA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for. Even though each office is generally set up for two employees (the BOA and the FA), I felt a lot of camaraderie with other offices and never felt 'alone.' I only left because the FA in my office went independent and I joined him.

    Cons

    The experience is only as good as your relationship with the FA. If s/he likes you and all is good you are all set but it can be a difficult environment if you don't mesh with the other person.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best in small towns

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start in this industry. ... Generally good people. ... Model works best in a small town where you can make yourself known.

    Cons

    Company pressures you to sell certain investments and a certain model of investing advice. .... A few bad months and you are done. ... Partners at the home office can make a lot of money off people in the field.

    Advice to Management

    In metro areas, put two or three advisors in an office. ... Provide more independence for advisors. ... Be less rigid about Segs and more patient with young advisors.


  9. Damaged Goods

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I transferred to EJ with 14 years experience. They have their own way. I had to re-learn. Better to start at Jones than to transfer to.

    Cons

    After a 2009 auto accident with traumatic brain injury, Edward Jones was get rid of me.

    Advice to Management

    The brokerage business is the same, no matter where.


  10. Financial Advisor Trainee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California
    Former Employee - California
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, friendly colleagues, decent salary

    Cons

    Cookie cutter approach to sales, very little creativity encouraged, role playing hurdles

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage employee time


  11. First Year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to expand own business climate. Business culture. The ability to become your own boss. Hours you put in determine your level of success. Willing to work would reflect positively.

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership, local management. Edward Jones uses an old school technique to gather your own prospects face to face. Expectation is high to go door to door.

    Advice to Management

    Have a longer learning process that actually pairs a new advisor with a leader or trainer for a much longer period rater than just a weekly 1 hour meeting.



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