Edward Jones

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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
958 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Flexible schedule, no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small Office staff, flexible scheduling, little supervision

    Cons

    Pay is not great for the amount of work done, no real room for growth, benefits are not great for the salary of a BOA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been an advisor for over 5 years with edward jones

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Freedom, unlimited earnings potential, great training, good support from home office

    Cons

    High expectations, must cold call by knocking on strangers doors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Edward Jones is a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Financial Services is a challenging field to work in and many are not successful because they are not willing to put in the hard work and expect it to be giving to them. Edward Jones is a great company to work for and will give you the tools to help make you successful if you are willing to put in the time and effort. You do have to introduce yourself to people in the community via door knocking but if you come up with a better way to meet clients, great but door knocking still works.

    Cons

    You do not have a direct boss, so you are managing yourself and have to make sure you are motivated enough to get out there and do the work in 100 degree heat. It can be view as a pro or con, but if you will do the work it will pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! My wife and I love Edward Jones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to be a Financial Advisor...if you can do the job.

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    One of the best "corporate" cultures in America. The highest rated in advisor satisfaction among major brokerage firms for 20 straight years.

    A partnership owned by the employees with ample opportunities to earn partnership regardless of your position with the firm.

    Exponential earnings potential limited only by your ability to create and maintain clientele.

    A "one FA per office" concept that essentially makes you pseudo-independent and eventually your own boss (as long as you're meeting/exceeding expectations and/or profitable).

    A dedicated business office administrator (BOA) who handles the operations of your branch.

    Some of the best training in the industry. Many firms attempt to hire new FAs away from EDJ after their first few years.

    Cons

    Hard Job. Convincing people you're the right person to manage and invest their money is not easy. Even if you're good, creating new clients is still a daunting task. This is a job best suited for extreme "people-persons" or type-A work-a-holics. 8 out of 10 hired don't make it.

    It can take a while to really make money. Those fortunate enough to receive some form of "asset-sharing" can start quicker. However, it all comes down to effort.

    Stressful job depending on your personality. You are responsible for other people's money, which isn't a task to be taken lightly. Down markets aren't fun. You always have to continue growing the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, but don't forget the core values that make us different. We trust you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company. All about developing your growth. Great environment.

    Cons

    Advancment, thinking outside the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    IS Programmer Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can become a partner of the company which is wonderful and makes you really feel like part of the company.

    Cons

    With large companies comes more paperwork and red tape, but, that's typical as companies get larger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    People, culture, dedication to results, work-life balance, clear vision and goals

    Cons

    HQ Compensation
    Lack of opportunity outside St. Louis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent culture with a focused vision.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edward Jones (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Edward Jones has one of the best working environments. It is collaborative and focused on a vision so that everything that is done is in line with the ultimate objective of serving the client.

    They also did everything to make sure things were done right and for the right reason. Very values based.

    I highly respect this firm. They truly care about their associates.

    Cons

    My work/life balance was not in balance. The firm is making strides to improve opportunities for working at home and desk share, so that is great to see. They really care about their associates well-being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if the divisions could have been aligned in what tools they offer their associates in terms of operational efficiency and work at home options. It seemed as though the different divisions had different opportunities and it felt like some of these should have been uniform across the firm.

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    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist-Insurance Licensing in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist-Insurance Licensing in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth, great training and people

    Cons

    Pay is okay, not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not sure what to say

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Commute is too far for me

    Cons

    Cool place to work for sure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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