Edward Jones

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Great Learning experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

No limits to your growth

Cons

work under extreme pressure always

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take it easy guys!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good starting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Training Program
    You can get your own branch

    Cons

    Clients are not yours, they belong to the company
    Extra difficult for new FA's vs other firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost compensation for new FA's

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Challenging. Never a Dull Moment. Success soon forgotten if not replicated constantly. However very Fun!

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

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you get bored easily I can assure you that will not be a problem here.

    Cons

    They do not care if you work in the poorest part of Canada or the Richest. Everyone is set the same performance standard. They rub the success of the Advisors doing well in your face which is proven to be a very dangerous demotivation tactic. Many of those "successful" advisors came from the bank and just bring their clients over. Or they took over a big book of clients to begin with which suddenly makes them a big success story over night and they get all the rewards of a successful advisor without the majority of the required hard work to get there. If your a good advisor but like the pressure of good fun competition, no one likes to discuss how they are doing or share opportunity to grow as they have their own networks already which they do not want to share. They want to grow to 3000 advisors but they sack and lose more people than they hire so have been stuck in the 600-650 advisor area for the best part of a decade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should offer equal compensation to advisor whether they are selling a mutual fund or an individual security. Many advisors are forced to not enjoy the job by selling unpredictable mutual funds instead of individual securities where the real opportunity lies for clients.

    Offering Partnership opportunity to Financial Advisors who offer to volunteer in leadership positions creates a selfish me me me approach where people take the position not to genuinely care for the other newer financial advisors but to make themselves look good. Although the company was built on someone who cared. Many people are only out for themselves and will happily turn their back on someone who they feel makes them look bad.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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