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For entry level financial consultant jobs, this is the best option.

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Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Little Rock, AR
Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Little Rock, AR

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

Pros

Edward Jones invests heavily in the education of their employees. If you want to be a financial consultant, and you pass through their hiring process, you are set up well by this company.

Cons

I was not comfortable with the business model of door knocking that is still in practice. I am not sure that this is still relevant today even if it worked 10 years ago. An administrator is expected to do service calls that are very similar to telemarketing for advisors they support. This can be a nuisance to do around other duties.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

After I left EJ, people expressed to me that they were turned off by the door to door approach of sales. I am sure that some people are successful with it, but I think the perception of door knocking as an antiquated approach is more than corporate realizes.

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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Branch Office Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Branch Office Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Proud of our culture and ethics

    Cons

    No cons at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Limiting, dead-end position

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    Former Employee - Senior Branch Office Administrator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Branch Office Administrator in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice and Edward Jones provided good benefits. Annual compensation was adjusted regularly to keep in line with industry average.

    Cons

    Compliance issues were excessive and a huge drain on productivity. BOAs looked at as 2nd class citizens. Edward Jones seems to reward underachievers throughout the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish productive employees and reward inferior ones. Include BOAs in a more significant role in branch offices. Ease up on Compliance headaches and quit changing procedures by the hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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