Compare Merrill Lynch vs Edward Jones BETA

See how working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merrill Lynch

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Edward Jones

Employee Ratings

  • Merrill Lynch scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Edward Jones scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3596 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 3107 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.0
Edward Jones employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.8
Edward Jones employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
Edward Jones employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
92%
92%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
90%
90%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Edward Jones employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Merrill Lynch has 1,612 more total submitted salaries than Edward Jones.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor1746 Salaries
$65,356/yr
Administrative Assistant39 Salaries
$55,371/yr
Assistant Vice President242 Salaries
$106,357/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor2194 Salaries
$46,310/yr
BOA Branch Office Administrator1228 Salaries
$35,904/yr
Rotational Development Associate11 Salaries
$53,859/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Home office" was the most mentioned Pro at Edward Jones.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Door knocking" was the most mentioned Con at Edward Jones.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 159 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 148 reviews)
Pros
"Home office"(in 176 reviews)
"Great training"(in 168 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 111 reviews)
"Financial advisor"(in 81 reviews)
Cons
"Door knocking"(in 221 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 170 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Analyst

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

Pros

Good people and good culture

Cons

Long hours and lots of travel

"Good employer"May 8, 2021

Former Employee - Financial Analyst

I worked at Edward Jones full-time

Pros

Good company to work for

Cons

Nothing bad to say about the company

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