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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "I will never leave this firm!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    You help people visualize and plan for retirement. You control your own schedule. You have your own support staff. You get paid for what you produce.

    Cons

    Home office is in Saint Louis, not fun to go to in the winter. No one is looking over your shoulder, you have to stay motivated on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Share the opportunities to become partners in a clearer fashion


  3. "Good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the friendliest work environments

    Cons

    Very long and drawn out application process


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  5. "Financial Adisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Travel Award Program.
    Genuine Culture and Workplace Environment.

    Cons

    Working Long Days.
    Heal Care Coverage is Sub Par w/ High Deductible Plan.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Service Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good bonus potential and work life balance

    Cons

    Micro-management at every corner, not many opportunities to move up, although lateral moves seem to be very common

    Advice to Management

    Practice the "Responsibility-Based Management" you preach


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Value the partnership setting, where the harder you work the more you get out of the job as well as the company. No push to sell any proprietary products because there are none!

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  8. "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Call BOA in New Richmond, WI
    Current Employee - On Call BOA in New Richmond, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with my school schedule and no weekends. No nights either. The financial advisors are all great that I have dealt with. It's not a full time commitment for me.

    Cons

    I am listed as an on call BOA even though I work in 1 office 3 days a week and nowhere else, so I get paid less than I feel I should.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Your the boss."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to train, grow, and finish your career. Software is great, home office support is great, and all the people want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Very demanding the first few years. New compensation structure helps quite a bit. Growing client base is a difficult job but rewarding if you stick with it. Lots of rejection.

    Advice to Management

    The firm is continually evolving to meet regulatory needs and to do what is right for the client. Veteran advisors do not like the change but please continue doing what is right for the client first.


  10. "Great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at home and get paid while you train for your license.

    Cons

    Hard to manage work like expectancy, study time and exam was all very fast paced. It's a 6 hour test.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I appreciate the opportunity Edward Jones gave me although I did not get to continue with them because of the exam score. I will always have the motivation now and pride of working for such a great company.


  11. "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not Many, Many lies about DOL rules.

    Cons

    Telling clients lies about the DOL rules to " Grandfather" Accounts and move them to Managed Money. Why would people open Accounts at this Firm?

    Advice to Management

    Tell the Truth and quit the lies about DOL rules.


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