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Always do what is in the client's best interest

Former Employee - Financial Advisor
Former Employee - Financial Advisor

I worked at Edward Jones full-time

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great culture, everyone helps everyone else to succeed, great on going training and very friendly.

Cons

Very difficult to succeed as a new FA. Starting from scratch with zero assets will take a lot of energy, great sales techniques, confidence and a lot of perseverance and it helps to have a fair amount of savings to get you through the sparse months.

Advice to Management

Find a way to spread out the available assets to all the new FA's rather than just giving them to a few.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Tempe, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Many of the folks that work there are brilliant. The company does an outstanding job of espousing it's culture as the best of breed / lean corporatocracy , and that shows in the success many of my colleagues have found there through out the years. They offer competitive bonuses for high (salaried) performers throughout all divisions and departments. Some of the very best mid-manager and directors I have worked with are here (I'm in year 14 of my profession). I love that the leaders are very hands on and keen to make themselves aware challanges and set-backs. By channeling this upstream, you get a bit of reprieve from the sometimes aggressive 'tug-of-war' that takes place between projects.

    Cons

    Their self-promotion culture is a bit obnoxious, and the pay is well below standard levels - at first. Their corporate comfort can suck you in, while the political climate can get a little thick times - expect lots of 'red tape'. They're a very 'basics' company in many respects - deriving their ethics and attitude from 'Main' street rather than Wall street. which is not a bad thing per say, but may prove a bit stifling if you're expecting to press on with avant-garde or non-traditional practices.

    Advice to Management

    Averse to finding out what the troops (in IS) are pining for? None of my co-workers want to sound needy, but they Do understand that many folks are feeling over-burdened or arbitrarily 'pulled in many directions'. While their jobs are valued, morale worsens because this increase in pressure then comes to resemble a heavy footed penalty for the (decidedly nice) relationship that employees have with the company. Try to pry a little more with the individual effort contributors and see what everyone is saying - there is unison in their voice.


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    Difficult to be successful there

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

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

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, good leadership

    Cons

    Small two branch offices make the days lonely. Door knocking was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. It is particularly difficult in saturated areas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop opening up branches in saturated areas like St. Louis and Chicagoland. You shouldn't drive down one street and find three Edward Jones in less than a mile.


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