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Edward Jones Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1922
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million investors from more offices than any other investment firm in America. We attribute a great deal of our success to our principles and personal, long-term approach to investing.

We have consistently been ranked among the ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2010 (#24)

Top CEOs: 2015 (#15), 2014 (#43)

Company Updates

  • Our Women's Growth Initiative is resulting in more women financial advisor hires than ever. Learn about our efforts.

    Learn About Our Women's Initiative for New Growth Strategies

    Take a look at the colleagues around you. How many of them are women? And how many of those are financial advisors? Most likely, not many. If you happen to work at Edward Jones, however, you may start seeing more women. In the fall, management dusted off an old program aimed at increasing gender parity at the St.

  • We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment because diverse perspectives achieve better results.

    Diversity Fuels Our Success

    This program was created to foster mentoring relationships. It encourages cross-cultural development of mentor and mentee relationships to create an opportunity for both parties to learn more about each other and their cultures. The mentors are encouraged to learn about their mentees' work styles, their strengths and development needs in terms of career strategies and leadership potential.

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Edward Jones – Why Work For Us?


Where business is personal.

Founded in 1922, Edward Jones is a financial services leader with more than 14,000 financial advisors. We are the career destination for driven professionals eager to make a difference, from financial advisors and branch office administrators to the home office teams who support them.

Our culture has been recognized 18 times on FORTUNE magazine’s ‘Best Companies to Work for’ list. We invest heavily in our associates, offering comprehensive benefits, training and career development opportunities.

* FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 9, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.

 Industry-Leading Support Teams

Although our financial advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren’t on their own. More than 14,000 financial advisors rely on the guidance and expertise of our support teams, from branch office administrators in their offices to analysts in our home office. Discover the role that’s right for you.

Branch Office Administrators

As a branch office administrator, you’ll partner with a financial advisor to operate a branch office in your own community. You’ll work closely with your financial advisor to provide administrative support, scheduling services and other duties that help maintain the branch’s success. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for people in your community alongside a highly successful financial services leader.

 

Home Office Professionals

Our home office professionals are key to providing our financial advisors with the data and insight they need to make important financial decisions for their clients. In both St. Louis, Mo. and Tempe, Ariz., our home office professionals research the latest financial products, analyze current market trends, train new financial advisors and maintain technology tools. They enjoy an culture that values flexibility and career growth, as well as an opportunity to shape the success of financial advisors across the U.S. and Canada.

 

A better firm. A better experience.

With your background, skills and experience, you’ve already found success in the wealth management industry. But have you found your ideal career? At Edward Jones, we’ve designed every aspect of our business model around serving your clients, from your branch office with your own branch office administrator, to your compensation to development that helps you reach your career goals. 

Our business model is centered around individual financial advisors across the country, and providing them with the tools and technology they need to grow their practice and serve their clients.

You can build a better practice at Edward Jones with support from the home office and your dedicated branch office administrator, firm-paid branch office, and industry-leading compensation. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we’ll empower you to take your practice to the next level. Learn how we’ve helped many of our financial advisors who came to Edward Jones looking for more.

Follow our lead. 

Edward Jones is a financial services leader with more than $900 billion in assets. Managing that wealth is a team of more than 14,000 financial advisors, many of whom come from backgrounds like yours. Accountants and analysts. Bankers and brokers.  As a financial advisor, we’ll work with you to build a wealth management practice that fulfills your personal goals of flexibility and work-life balance, as well as your professional goals of career growth and income.

More than a living.

In branch offices across the country, our financial advisors are making differences in their communities by helping clients achieve their goals. With a passion for service and award-winning training, they help people plan for life’s big moments, such as retirement, sending a child to college, or buying a first house. And, we’re behind them every step of the way.   

Close the deal. 

No travel. No income caps. No limits. That’s the ultimate sale, and it’s one we’ve successfully closed with more than 14,000 financial advisors across the county. Bring your skills and ambition, and we’ll show you a career with balance and autonomy.    We enable the entrepreneurial spirit within our financial advisors. Our financial advisors run their own practices and work their own hours. Their success is their own, and they’re rewarded with unlimited earning potential and positive work-life balance. 

Stop selling yourself short.

Edward Jones’ proven products and services position our financial advisors for long-term stability and success. It takes hard work and dedication to start a practice, but our industry-leading training and development program ensures you have a partner every step of the way. Hear from some of our own financial advisors who traded in their rental cars for branch offices in their communities.  

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    The second best decision of my life was saying yes to the EDJ opportunity. I have put four kids through college and am well prepared for my retirement. I will celebrate my 20th anniversary soon and look forward to the next 10 years.

    Cons

    No one will do the work for you. You must turn strangers into clients. There is no better way than starting with a handshake.

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Edward Jones Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Columbia, SC).

    Interview

    Entire Process took 2 months. Began by meeting with a current FA who reached out to me and referred me to apply to the FA Career Development Program. After confirming my interest during this meeting, he submitted my name to HR. A few days later, received phone call from the Talent Acquisition Recruiter for my area. Went through this screening, and was sent the initial application. After submitting it, received a call a week later to schedule the first full phone interview (approx 45 minutes). ASK QUESTIONS. Can not stress enough the importance of appearing you've done your research, while also being inquisitive. Typical STAR questions, don't be embarrassed to ask for a moment to properly reflect and give a good answer. After the phone interview, I was contacted to schedule a time to go in for a face-to-face interview with another FA in my area. This meeting lasted an hour and was very relaxed, opportunity to answer more STAR questions, while also get to ask own about the FA's experience and how he built his practice. Few days later was emailed to move forward and go through the business planning activity. This is a great opportunity to really think about what this will look for you, reach out to your recruiter and any FAs you know (or even may not know but are in the area) for questions and feedback. After submitting my plan, I was emailed to set up another phone interview to discuss my plan with HR, with a few more STAR questions thrown in for good measure. At the end of this, I was notified I would have the opportunity to schedule to sit for the Assessment. Scheduled that for about 10 days later, and after much prep work went through the assessment activity. It is challenging, but a great opportunity to show what you know and your sales skills. I took the assessment on a Friday, and received an offer the following Monday.

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    • "Tell me about a time you had to be critical of a co-worker, and how did they respond"

      "...you had to explain something complex to someone"

      "...you experienced a new challenge at work and how did you respond"   3 Answers
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Edward Jones Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For®, FORTUNE Magazine, 2013
  • Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study, 2013
  • REP. Magazine’s 2012 Annual Survey, REP. Magazine, 2012
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2013
  • No. 1 Full-Service Brokerage Firm, SmartMoney Magazine, 2012
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