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1 person found this helpful  

I am grateful to work for such a good company.

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Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Madison, WI
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Madison, WI

I have been working at Edward Jones

Pros

You are your own boss.
No propriatary products sold.
Vacation reward trips
Profit sharing
Opportunity to become a limited partern in the firm
Good reputation in the industry
Providing financial advice is the only business Edward Jones is in.

Cons

Poor health benefits
doorknocking
You work with one other person (branch administrator) in a branch office so you spend a lot of time alone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

NEVER go public. Ted Jones wanted us to own the company for the benefit of our clients.

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Other Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time with the firm.

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Edward Jones has a great reputation.

    Cons

    As a "new new" the prospecting methods they teach will not result in enough new accounts and gross commissions for you to keep your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with new hires that they will need to bring in business from friends, family and their own personal network in order to be successful.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Firm is looking for robots

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Albany, NY

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Nice Trips, office was sunny, they put up a new sign when the old one got worn out, they paid to have the carpet cleaned every year

    Cons

    Limited product offerings, firm pressures advisors to take on regional and recruiting efforts with no compensation, they own the client book, poor benefits package, low payouts, unrealistic expense caps, compliance/field supervision is repressive, management does not tolerate individual thinking. Family/work balance for them is 70 hours/6daysof work. Survey for "Best Place to Work" is orchestrated. To leave the firm without legal entanglements you must retire or die. Firm does not provide any support for local communities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pouring the Kool-aid and be truthful. Provide some support for social and humanitarian causes in small communities where offices are located.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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