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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is a top priority (in 84 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Door-to-door residential prospecting is a core sourcing strategy (in 115 reviews)

  • Door knocking sucks most of the time (in 118 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "EdwardJones is a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Financial advisor trainee"

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

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

    Pros

    good company, great management, great attention provided to agent from home office

    Cons

    1 chance must pass .your series 7 and 66 to keep employement


  3. "Great training, excellent flexibility."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Farmington, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Farmington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom, flexible hours, make your own schedule
    Endless compensation, no limits
    Travel awards program
    Software is state of the art

    Cons

    Door to door prospecting
    Very tough for first 5 years
    Stressful,
    Too focused on selling stocks rather then retirement panning

    Advice to Management

    Have assets ready for new hires.


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  5. "Fantastic Employer, though slightly old school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    general benefits, competitive pay, parental leave, profit sharing (gets incredible annual returns), flexible hours, work/life balance

    Cons

    Business professional dress and bureaucratic


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Advisor opportunity is a tough road"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No expense spared in training. Conservative nature is good for clients.

    Cons

    Very, very difficult to earn a decent salary as FA unless you receive an office with assets or are given a portion of someone else's book.

    Advice to Management

    Level the playing field on the amount of assets each advisor has to start with.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding but tough"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  9. "Project Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, values and culture

    Cons

    pay is low vs competitors


  10. "Finacial Advisory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  11. "Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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



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