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Archaic business practice with an unsophisticated value added

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor
Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

Pros

Bottom drawer sales training
Develops people skills
Some financial product exposure

Cons

Slimey,controlling peers
Terrible heath benefits
Poor Technology
Sophomoric approach to business development
Meager pay first few years

Do not start as a new-new. It is a revolving door and a way to for established advisors to gain assets when the new broker dies on the vine. Jones's 20/20 vision ( They want to ramp up to 20,000 advisors by 2020) has them cramming advisors on top of each other in small towns. Being the catfish of the financial industry already, this initiative is hurting advisors cash flow. I traversed neighborhoods that have been recently prospected by 3 different Jones guys.

There is a lot of propaganda out there: Jones being a top 10 place to work...I want to know who Fortune is talking to; most likely home office weenies or advisors who inherited $15 mil plus. I was with Jones almost a year and a half and didn't see one new-new survive from my region.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones

    Pros

    really good pay and opportunity

    Cons

    the people are not very friendly

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    Great training, be prepared to knock

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Training to pass the Series 7 and 66, as long as you try, you should have no issue passing the exams. They pay for you to learn....

    Cons

    Limited help, failed advisors providing guidance, they are the Walmart of the financial industry. You are told to only sell certain products, some which may not be beneficial to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
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