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Helpful (2)

Edward Jones is a great company, but the two person office setting can create problems.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Midlothian, VA
Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Midlothian, VA

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

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

Pros

The history and culture are part of what makes working for Edward Jones so rewarding. Helping our clients to meet their financial goals is at the center of everything we do.

Cons

Small office setting is really like extended family. It takes a lot of work to keep the relationships productive and rewarding.

Advice to Management

Don't try to change too much.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    You have to fit the mold and buy in 100% or you will be miserable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Provide you with all of the financial tools you need for analysis -Veteran FA's will go out of their way to try and help new ones -provide industry standard training for exams (no better or worse then most others) -better base salary then Indy firms, but minimum wage for first 2-3 months -Good Culture (client's interest) -Some nice people

    Cons

    -Bad Culture (if you struggle , the company claims you are not a "hardworker" and doesn't offer much help to find a solution) -Absolutely ZERO work/life balance first 3 years (you will work from 8 a.m to 9 p.m weekdays, and 6 hours Saturday -One Size fits all approach, no innovation with sales/prospecting techniques -Software/ technology is a complete joke (the system has fantastic content, however it takes me 2 hours to get into the system most days and terrible usability) -Big Brother Feel -- you will receive calls from a faceless name in STL every other day -If you are "New/New" you will work from home for 1 year -Stiff contract (you can quit anytime, but be ready to pay them back for training) -Door-knocking can work, but it isn't very enjoyable (Unless you are the perfect jones fit) -Benefits worse then rest of the industry My Advice - If your not the type of person who talks to everyone they come across in any situation, then do not take this job. You are expected to basically befriend thousands of people in hopes that some of them will like you enough to give you some of their nest egg. To me, this was just incredibly draining and monotonous. You have to truly know that you want this job, be able to accept having no life for 3 years, and be extremely self-disciplined. I am a very hardworking person, but I need some structure in my work life, therefore it wasn't the best place for me. I thought It sounded like a good opportunity with alot of freedom. In truth you have too much freedom in your daily activities, but absolutely 0 freedom in long-term orientation, goals, and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't manage through fear of being fired, manage by making the new hires truly feel like they are part of something and that they are valuable to the organization. I had that feeling for the week in STL, but as soon as I left, I just felt like I was just another one in, another one out.


  2. Helpful (1)

    WARNING---Watch Out

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure if there are any.

    Cons

    The employment contract is very one sided: Edward Jones sided. If you leave the company for any reason (e.g. they fire you) within the first 3 years, you owe Edward Jones $75,000. They expect new FA's to work 60 hours a week. I think they are a sect, like Scientology.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with prospective employees about the employment contract.


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