Edward Jones Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Nice place to work but...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Generalist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Generalist in Tempe, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly company, based in St Louis. The company is consistently rated as one of the best places to work. Hires and promotes a lot of women in their operations departments

    Cons

    Salaries are low for back-office employees. Software and legacy systems are far behind the industry. Overall, you could say the company is technologically challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Quit telling your brokers they are the sole source of income. It gives them egos they don't deserve. Competitive advantage comes from the efficiency of your back-office employees and from the tools they use, not from how many offices you can open. Upgrade your technology.

  2. GREAT PART TIME POSITION

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On Call BOA in Auburndale, FL
    Current Employee - On Call BOA in Auburndale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility; pleasant office conditions; professional associations; GREAT training; most offices are extremely similar in set up and activities; headquarters support is great.

    Cons

    On Call's must work 100 hours annually and must travel to get enough hours; travel paid only after 30 miles one way. 1000 annual one time threshold for benefits almost impossible to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    On Call travel pay needs to be door to door; Training should be more accessible from home. On Call's need annual reviews and pay raises for training and performance .Senior On Call position would be great. Restructure the 1000 hour threshold for benefit inclusion or offer benefits to Senior On Calls who work 100+ mile radius.

  3. Love working at Edword Jones.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Allowed to make decisions. Not micro managed. Great people. Most of the project leaders are competent. Most of management are human. Opportunities for advancement and a multitude of different technical exposures if you want. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Project deadlines are tight and often unrealistic which can upset work life balance. You just have to push back because most of management want life/ work balance as well. Formal business dress can be expensive.

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  5. FA Intern

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Valuable experience and skills learned.

    Cons

    Lots of cold calls and door-to-door activities.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company, needs improvement with communication to advisors in field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Great training and home office support

    Cons

    There is miscommunication regarding pay and when you are evaluated on your salary in the first 2 years of being an advisor. Gross commission payout is low compared to the rest of the industry. Health benefits are horrible compared to other broker firms as well. Also you do not have a work/ life balance in the first few years. Be prepared to work 50-60 hour weeks to get your business off the ground.

  7. Not a bad place to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BOA in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - BOA in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Edward Jones

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

    Pros

    Great support system. You can call home office with any question you have and they will gladly help you.

    Cons

    one advisor one BOA in each office. Almost like a marriage.

    Advice to Management

    great training and room for advancement.

  8. Great experience, phenomenal company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - On-Call Branch Office Administrator in Kansas City, MO

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

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

    Pros

    great compensation, hands-on training, best company culture I have seen

    Cons

    i had no negative experiences

  9. Great company, highly ethical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Income potential, benefits, diversification trips

    Cons

    Lack of email abilities and technological advancements

    Advice to Management

    Technological advancements

  10. Helpful (2)

    Get assests first if you want to make it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Good potenetial pay and great work like balance

    Cons

    Don't let other advisors say they will give you a Goodknight and then they just back out.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company, difficult career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Intern
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Good company culture
    Pay is nice
    Training program is very effective

    Cons

    You have to knock on doors to gain clients. This is a DAILY process when you start.
    You essentially own a business. Work becomes life. No work/life balance.

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