I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)
Paid training to complete the Series 66, Series 7, and state insurance exams. Atmosphere of everyone is here to help you. "Best in the Industry Training" however, I don't know how other companies train.
Door-knocking. Trying to contact 125 people a week with hopes of 1 yes. That's a lot of negativity to overcome! Sell your soul for a few YEARS. Constantly seeking/worrying about how you will earn your next paycheck. Despite everyone saying they're here to help, you often feel like you are isolated on your own island. Tiny salary that disappears.
Advice to Management
The constant fear of failure only adds to my pressure and leads to FAs being desperate in their contact with prospects/clients.