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Good training program and be ready to knock on a lot of doors.

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Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbus, OH

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Quality Financial Advisors who work with you during training to help you improve.

Cons

Need more structure for new Financial Advisors in the field.

Advice to Management

Consider alternatives to door knocking in business development.

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  1. Look beyond the numbers so Financial Advisors can succeed

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Can learn very much in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Little support or encouragement. Too much empohasis on the investment they have in you and little acknowledgemnt or care of the investment you have in them. No opportunity for advancemnt for BOA or FA.

    Advice to Management

    Consider getting a new "secret weapon". It's not realistic to expect existing financial advisors to "mentor" new advisors. Most are in competition with new advisors and do not have the time nor the skill set to provide simple encouragement.They just want the brownie points for mentoring and no accountibility for actually helping. Big reason for the turnover is burnout and total lack of encouragement. From my experience, under performing adviors are ususally very thoughtful and not doing the right work (too much admin and hand holding) and work their tail off for the firm for very low pay. To have a FA Support division who only reaches out when a FA needs a performance warning is ineffective. These leaders should regularly reach out with a few kind words. Surely they can find something complimentary to say. Isnt that a leader? Where else would this encouragement come form? Who hurts when you fire advisors after several years of nurturing a busness? The people you claim to care so much about, the clients. Its not hard to be genuine in helping advisors succeed. The answers are not always in your numbers.

  2. Weird

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great training, support from those that are in the same position

    Cons

    concentrates only on the elderly, not much to bring younger clients in

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