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Helpful (1)

Blown away by the support!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Quality training, ongoing support, autonomy, building your own business, ownership feel without the costs, top notch research and analysts.

Cons

not for everyone, some forget why they originally chose Edward Jones, but over all I am very happy with Edward Jones and most that don't follow the process or don't believe in what they are taught don't succeed

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (1)

    New FA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great support; good training, independence, unhlimited potential, great regional teamwork; everyone wants to see you succeed!

    Cons

    until the new FA has been granted a branch and/or a BOA the work is more challenging than someone that has a branch from the beginning. Prospects ask regularly where is your office? If you do not meet at their home, the challenge is finding a place to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, this is a great company, no complaints. The opportunity is real, but if a plan can be in place to help new FA with potential survive while they grow their business it would be great. It is not if the opportunity is legit, it is if I am going to have enough time to build the business based on my family obligations (bill, expenses) while the business grows.


  2. Edward Jones offers one the opportunity to be an "owner" without the need for personal capital.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Moorefield, WV
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Moorefield, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As an Edward Jones financial advisor, one is his/her own boss. There is the freedom to do business in a personal way as long as one remains legal, ethical, and profitable. Financial advisors are rewarded in several ways: commission, limited partnership, trimester bonuses, profit sharing, and diversification trips. These awards are based on performance and doing the right thing for the client. Client service excellence is held in high esteem above all else. Jones advisors pride themselves on doing what is right for each and every client.

    Cons

    As the firm works toward its 2020 Vision, number of financial advisors will increase significantly. Many markets will become saturated with offices in close proximity.

    Advice to Management

    When choosing target areas for new offices, I feel it is necessary to look at more than the numbers. Actually sending someone to evaluate the areas being considered would make sense. I am in a very small town that has many immigrant workers who are not investors; however, they show up in the population of the town and make it appear a more investment potential area. My office is locate on the only main street halfway from each end of town. One mile in either direction and one is out of the city limits. I went to the expense of building my own office and now Jones is allowing a "Goodknight from afar" to be here.


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