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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a top priority (in 82 reviews)

  • Great training and support from other advisers (even when they have no obligation to support you) (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • Must enjoy going door to door if you want to be successful (in 113 reviews)

  • Door knocking sucks most of the time (in 117 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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 (87)

    "Do you have what it takes?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    I was with EJ for 3 years as an FA. It's a cut throat job. The FAs that make it are one of a kind. If you have what it takes, which few do you WILL be successful and have an amazing career, a life that no one around you will have. As for me, I just didn't make the cut. The first 3-5 years are extremely tough. When I say tough, I don't mean your job duties, I mean mentally and you really can't prepare yourself for it until your actually out in the field living it.

    Cons

    No cons. Its hard work. If your not willing to work hard you will not have success. People will complain about why they didn't make it. If you fail at this job it's your own fault and I take responsibility for that. EJ sets you up for success, everyone around you wants you to be successful. They will bend over backwards to help you. You just have to ask for it.


  3. "EdwardJones is a great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work environment in the business. Overall great company top to bottom. I will miss them.

    Cons

    You may need to pre-review other training providers for the Series 7 and 66. EdwardJones training calendar is fast paced. Know what your getting into.


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  5. "Finacial Advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support staff and love the BOA

    Cons

    Long training periods and have to relocate to Arizona or St. Louis for advisors that are new to the industry.


  6. "Phenomenal firm to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed everyone I worked with! Edward Jones really knows how to take care of its people! VERY inclusive environment where everyone wants to help each other !

    Cons

    The first couple years as a Financial Advisor are filled with 60-65 hr work weeks! Becomes really hard on the family life.

    Advice to Management

    I cannot complain about my time at this firm! The only advise that I would have for management is that HQ and the field trainers need to be more aligned. During training there always seemed to be a disconnect between the two. Overall, a fantastic place to work!


  7. "Trainee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FA Trainee
    Current Employee - FA Trainee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none to think of right now


  8. "Solid Company with great support"

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

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

    Pros

    Support Staff, Flexibility, Income potential, Independent

    Cons

    Long hours to build your business. Takes time and won't happen overnight. Trust the system and put in the work.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Rewarding but tough"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary to start, support from home office, rewarding to help people and make a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    Commissions are reduced long before salary is reduced. Third year very tough as you end up taking a very significant decrease in pay. Probably depends on the region but many who offer support initially will be reluctant when you actually ask for help. Some will tell you they are training / helping you 'out of the goodness of their hearts' when in reality they actually get enhanced limited partnership opportunities for taking those roles.

    Advice to Management

    Align commission and salary schedule.


  10. "Love Edward Jones!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company. Great culture.

    Cons

    None. It's a pleasure to work for this company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Edward Jones"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom and ability to work your own hours.

    Cons

    Knocking on doors and building your own business.

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with new-new FAs with not assets or friends/family with money.



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