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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a top priority (in 93 reviews)

  • Great culture, great training, good camaraderie (in 127 reviews)

Cons
  • Door-to-door residential prospecting is a core sourcing strategy (in 120 reviews)

  • Door knocking sucks most of the time (in 125 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

    "I will never leave this firm!"

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

    Pros

    The autonomy to build my practice focusing on my strengths and having the support of a large company to help in areas that are not the best use of my time to serving clients' needs is unparalleled. The opportunity to earn ownership in the partnership is open to everyone at the firm not just the financial advisors.

    Cons

    Takes time to build your individual practice.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue focusing on supporting the branch team and not just the FA. Thanks for making the tough choices with new regulation to keep the partnership healthy for future generations.


  2. "A Financial Firm with a Philosophy I can believe in"

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

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

    Pros

    - The firm really does work to put the Client's interests first
    - LP/Employee Owned structure means FA input is taken seriously, profits go
      to those doing the real work and the firm made sure people kept their jobs
      through the Great Recession.
    - Excellent training and rewards for effort

    Cons

    - It is a Fortune 500 company, so, of course, there is bureaucracy to be dealt with.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    A complete autonomy over my schedule

    Cons

    It's tough to build business


  4. "ABSURD EX-EMPLOYEE claims"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Kenner, LA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Kenner, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ethical. Professional. Unparelled support from co-workers and home office.
    You do the work, and you succeed.

    Cons

    Those who fail, simply didn't do the work. And to post otherwise on this forum, is simply sour grapes.


  5. "Happy with my time there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cares about their employees and good benefits

    Cons

    Small offices since each branch is it's own unit


  6. "Advisor"

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

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    The training is the best in the industry

    Cons

    Their selling door to door concept might be outdated


  7. "BOA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your FA will have your back. Phenomenal company to work for. Great pay.

    Cons

    Upper level compliance will have closed investigations and do whatever is needed to remove you from company. In my case, hours.

  8. "Door To Door Was Not For Me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, incentives, and training. The people were encouraging and supportive.

    Cons

    Their business model during Field Foundations of going door to door to meet people and get contacts, was not for me.

    Advice to Management

    New advisors going into the field should have a seasoned FA accompany them every day for the first week or two.


  9. "Branch Office Administrator"

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

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

    Pros

    Family feeling with lots of support, flexible schedule with paid vacation, great 401k with Match as well as full benefits!

    Cons

    Pay scale for position needs to be updated.


  10. "Financial Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Autonomy-you run your day and your office
    Computers-excellent and integrated systems, updated rationally
    Computer security-never any issues, system uptime and protection topnotch
    Vendors-High Class Insurance, Retirement Plan vendors-some of the best in the business
    Ethical Heritage-firm always tries to do the right thing-carefully think through alternatives before taking action-always prepared for the future

    Cons

    May be a reduced menu of investment options for some people but firm has a wide variety of high quality options-nothing important is missing and the firm reduces its product risk by doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward and preparing the firm for the future


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