Edward Jones

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I look forward to going to work--it's the ability to work independently and with a company & boss who treat me very well

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Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Edward Jones

Pros

Work independently for the most part, usually with one Financial Advisor (FA) no office politics or micromanaging (most BOAs have this type of FA and I think Edward Jones looks for this when hiring an FA). If for some reason, a FA does not "make it", we do not lose our jobs, a new FA is installed in our office. The company acts as a large family--we may not always agree with the senior members or each other, but there is respect, care and flexibility. My job is different every day--I'm never bored! Employees are encouraged to submit suggestions and are treated like a valued client--they follow up with us and work on implementing, unless it is not feasible--but, we are told why, if that is the case.

Anytime I have a question about how to perform a task, I am encouraged to call the Home Office or one of my fellow Branch Office Administrators (BOA)s for help. BOAs have two regional meetings per year where we get together to compare notes, learn about new procedures, products, etc. and find answers to particular issues. We often have these meetings in a very nice hotel or other venue with a wonderful meal and snacks. At other times of the year, many regional BOAs meet for dinner to "keep in touch" and to learn about things pertaining to the job. The benefits are stellar and there are many perks. We also have the ability to participate in the limited partnership, when offered, due to volunteering, etc. This is truly a win-win company!

Cons

The only thing that would make my job perfect, is to raise the pay a bit and to be able to work from home so I can save on gas--the last, not feasible since we are client-focused and welcome clients to the office:).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Never, never, never try to be like the other brokerages out there--we have a great thing going--let's not mess it up!!

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    2 class system - only people who are given assetts succeed

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Flexability of work schedule and individual office

    Cons

    everything geared to pay and support the vetern group that were given assets or take over existing office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve retention of new hires by being more competetive in salary for first 3-4 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If you are willing to play the game then maybe.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Edward Jones

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Stock trade disconts
    Fair time off policy
    New facilities

    Cons

    Pay is a joke
    Benfit cost are off loaded on to employess under the guise of being better for said employee
    Promotions and pay are based on who you know no what you know.
    Each division acts alone often duplicating work
    Technology is outdated and way behind the times
    They are cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update you technology and bring pay up to competitors. Be more honest about product offerings. Be more open to changing the business model that Ted Jones created over 40 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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