Edward Jones Reviews | Glassdoor

Edward Jones Reviews

Updated July 20, 2018
2,075 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle
Jim Weddle
1,279 Ratings

2,075 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Work-life balance is a top priority" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Great training, support, autonomy, very high income potential" (in 137 reviews)

Cons
  • "Door to door client interactions" (in 132 reviews)

  • "Door Knocking, not the worse but not a pro" (in 168 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (54)

    "I pinch myself"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.


  2. "Branch Office Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible (somewhat) hours, 2-person offices, great training and support

    Cons

    Very high expectations and responsibilities in relation to the income

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, flexibility, ability to control one’s own destiny; unlimited income potential; travel awards; partnership; being one’s own boss.

    Cons

    First few years are hard. However, it’s all relative. For a mature person, with other experiences, the link between effort and reward is extremely rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously our leadership is getting good advice from those smarter than me. They don’t need my advice.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Firm"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FACD Program
    Current Employee - FACD Program
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Learning is on the go, so you are always applying your skills
    - The amount of support is CONSTANT
    - Team members are a huge pleasure to work with!
    - Very knowledgeable individuals who are willing to share their expertise
    - Everyone in the firm is working towards the same goals

    Cons

    - As an FA, you make your own hours, therefore need the discipline to succeed

    Advice to Management

    - Collaborating across the firm is a great experience; we function as a well oiled machine

    Edward Jones Response

    Jul 17, 2018 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback! Working in the FACD program to become a Financial Advisor in the field is a demanding task but with the amount of support coming from Edward Jones, success is in... More


  5. "Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Joining Edward Jones was a great decision. Unlimited income potential. Ability to have a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    You will have to work hard, but your hard work will eventually be rewarded.


  6. "Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Unlimited compensation potential, you control your own income
    -Great work life balance after several years
    -Opportunity to earn two incentive trips a year
    -Personal assistant (Branch Office Administrator) once you are in your own office
    -Limited Partnership opportunities

    Cons

    -Very hard work first several years
    -Lots of competition in the industry


  7. "Branch Office Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Lots of ongoing learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes face a disconnect between corporate office and local branches.

  8. "Work/Life Balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance place to work. Relaxed company culture.

    Cons

    Minimum career growth within this corporation.


  9. "I can’t imagine working anywhere else at this point."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Branch Office Administrator in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a two person office is great!

    Cons

    The hours aren’t flexible - it’s very rigid. You’ll often be alone in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Please please review your compensation strategy for BOAs. I know you know without us, the branch offices have no chance at success. Compensate us likewise. :)


  10. "great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BOA in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - BOA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for

    Cons

    There are not any cons I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none


Showing 2,075 of 2,162 reviews
Reset Filters