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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You leave when your shift ends

    Cons

    You are judged on how well you can follow a schedule. You take a break and eat lunch when your schedule tells you. Might as well work at Target. Must suck up and praise management even when they make wrong decisions. Leaders are young. It's typically their first management position. They experiment on you to allow them to improve their career. They pay is ridiculously low. I was there for over 10 years. I work for a different company now and looking back at Edward Jones and how they treat their employees is horrible. Ask anyone in the Service area, they will tell you they have no idea how Edward Jones makes the list "Best Companies to Work For".

    Advice to Management

    It's ok to think for yourself. Stand up for your employees and appreciate them. Stop thinking of them as just another person that answers phones.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It was ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a very good home and work balance. (I do not have 20 words that are pros for Edjones)

    Cons

    You have to rely on the financial advisor to ever receive a raise or bonus. It's typically just you and the FA; often times just you for long stretches of time (weeks)

    Advice to Management

    Pay your assistance more! Praise is no where NEAR enough

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Client Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Online Client Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food court and lots of things to eat!

    Cons

    Have to wear a suit and tie.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Edward Jones is fir honest, hard working people who want to be successful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of a more amazing company. Fair, trustworthy, supportive...and I can go on fir hours. They hired me as a single mom who learned English 7 years before the hiring date. I became a successful advisor because I was fully supported by everyone around me. I am now working on CFP certification. I would have never imagined to be able to get where I am. Edward Jones believed in me more than I believed in myself. I worked EXTREMELY hard and as promised, now I have a great business and I am very grateful for serving my awesome clients. This is not a career for people who want a salary and a comfortable office chair.

    Cons

    It's extremely difficult at the beginning and it requires emotional strength and family support.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay attention to cultural differences between different geographical areas, and adjust as possible.
    The business can be very different on the west coast compared to other parts of the country.


  5. "Great experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  6. "Transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the work life balance

    Cons

    I have not found any at this time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Financial advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor CFP in La Palma, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor CFP in La Palma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment. Great culture not pressured to sell any investments over others. Really put the client first. Limited partnership and general partnership opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited products. slow to adopt new technologies. Have to prospect all your own clients.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better systems for new client acquisition. Going out face to face is extremely inefficient.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "EdwardJones is a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits. Would be better if base pay was fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Depends on FA's level and personality. The higher the level the higher the bonus. If level 1 to 5 it is not sustainable.

    Cons

    Salary for the responsibility and amount of work is unethical. Cannot advance because of my age. I was told EJ would not pay for exams to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Remember. You would not be where you are today without your BOA. Bonuses for 75% of us are so low, many have to work a second job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Training and Support; Very organized processes and great client serving software.

    Cons

    Door-to-door residential prospecting is a core sourcing strategy.

    Advice to Management

    New hires or candidates should be exposed to residential contact techniques early in the onboarding process.


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