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Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great opportunity to start without established book, network of financial advisors very helpful, reasonable monthly sales goals

Cons

Limited Market/stock Research and mediocre commission structure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide better market and stock research to help FAs service their clients

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cares about employees, great company to work for, great training, can work anywhere, your own time management

    Cons

    low salary, always working to make goals at first, lots of door knocking and time spent not making any money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more to advisors while starting out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and culture but know what you are signing up for

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to control your own destiny and be your own boss, great culture within the regions, help/training readily available...just need to ask, helping people achieve their goals and dreams

    Cons

    I love EDJ but know this: It's a 100% commission/fee-based after 2 years, door-knocking/prospecting = lots of rejection, handling clients complaints = managing people of all different types, high stress situations at times (but what important job doesn't have that)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box - as EDJ is anything but a flat organization. Flat in the field, yes, but their are so many layers of corporate B.S. in St. Louis that it almost creates an "us" versus "them" culture. If it's truly a partnership, then advisors should know about how they could potentially ascend within the region and the firm. With the bold growth initiatives of 2020 there needs to be more field based area leaders that aren't 20+ year vets aka middle aged, white males. Embrace younger, successful advisors that think outside the box for these roles along with women and minorities. You may "say" you are doing some of this, but you are not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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