Compare Merrill Lynch vs Edward Jones BETA

See how Edward Jones vs. Merrill Lynch compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 2803 reviews)
4.0
(based on 2559 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.5
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
3.8
Work-life balance
3.4
4.0
Senior Management
3.2
3.9
Culture & Values
3.4
4.2
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
87%Brian T. Moynihan
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
95%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
65%
77%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
75%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor475 Salaries
$57,914/yr
Intern100 Salaries
$14/hr
Administrative Assistant13 Salaries
$51,335/yr
Financial Advisor1049 Salaries
$40,989/yr
Financial Advisor Manager536 Salaries
$55,888/yr
Office Administrator324 Salaries
$40,097/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 134 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 126 reviews)
"Home office"(in 158 reviews)
"Great training"(in 153 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 100 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 72 reviews)
"Door knocking"(in 171 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 156 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Financial Advisor

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than a year

Pros

Vast amount of resources Experienced Advisors to learn from Good pay Great benefits and flexibility

Cons

Amount of products can be overwhelming Might feel like just another number

Advice to Management

Continue to educate but do so more intentionally, not through general online modules but face-to-face.

Former Employee - Financial Advisor

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

Pros

Incredible training. Supportive network of advisors. You are given every opportunity to succeed with all the right tools. I was never turned away from another advisor when I needed help.

Cons

Perhaps more emphasis on sales training, and more exposure to the appointment process. Aside from that, I have nothing bad to say about the company. It is just a difficult industry to work in.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing! Just make sure your new hires are given the opportunity to see first and second appointments, and not just annual review appointments. Maybe provide some additional... sales training as well.

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