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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a top priority (in 98 reviews)

  • Great training program for new advisor (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • If you would want to be a Financial Advisor you would need to do a lot of door to door cold calls (in 128 reviews)

  • Door knocking sucks most of the time (in 137 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (47)

    "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. "IS SOC ANALYST 1"

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    Former Employee - IS SOC ANALYST I in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - IS SOC ANALYST I in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GOOD company to work for
    Room for advancement
    Good people to work with
    Good pay

    Cons

    not included in decisions that effect working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Let the employee sit in on meetings if possible

  3. "Financial advisor"

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    • 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

    Great career and a lot of support

    Cons

    Difficult career in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "Extremely Satisfied and Engaged Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am a proud second-generation Edward Jones associate and I hope I am able to have a great career here until the day I retire. We have great work-life balance, are treated very well, and have opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    We are highly-regulated and sometimes change slowly.


  5. "teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay good good good

    Cons

    everything but the ladies


  6. "Analytical"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Firm has an a great culture with a focus on client outcomes.

    Cons

    Collaboration can at times stall decision making.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BOA"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent for duties.

    Cons

    Only online training modules; I would have liked training with people

  8. "Love my Career!"

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

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

    Pros

    I love being compensated for as hard as I choose to work! No $ limitations here. With young children - I love the flexible schedule. Don't get me wrong I work 50+ hours a week but some of that is using my laptop remotely after I have read night time stories or attended a softball game.

    Cons

    All the changes in the industry - but I hear my accounting, medical professionals, and health insurance colleagues say the same thing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining the flexibility, training, and overall supportive work environment for all employees. Explore options for somehow increasing the rewards for regional leadership positions that are above and beyond the title of Financial Advisor.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Anything worthy of having takes hard work and time."

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 years with Jones and couldn't be happier in any way.

    Was it tough getting started? Yes, but so is starting out in any other business where you are your own boss. Is financial services for the faint of heart? No because it will surprise and frustrate you every day. You have to really ask yourself if you are capable of asking for someone to trust you with their retirement savings. No, this business is not for everyone but if you stick with it, follow the Jones plan, don't overthink the process or try to reinvent the wheel you will be just fine.

    This business takes a deep personal commitment to your communication with your clients. If you cannot see yourself asking someone for their business and their trust then don't bother applying.

    Cons

    Asking people you don't know to trust you with their retirement savings is weird at best. Door knocking sucks, but it separates those who really want this career from those who aren't willing to do something that makes them uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "On Call BOA"

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    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the industry and about Edward Jones as a company. Can travel as far as you want for a fill in. All FA's I worked for were extremely nice and willing to assist. Great Company!!

    Cons

    Large amount of downtime, some days are often dull.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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