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"I am grateful to work for such a good company."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Madison, WI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You are your own boss.
No propriatary products sold.
Vacation reward trips
Profit sharing
Opportunity to become a limited partern in the firm
Good reputation in the industry
Providing financial advice is the only business Edward Jones is in.

Cons

Poor health benefits
doorknocking
You work with one other person (branch administrator) in a branch office so you spend a lot of time alone.

Advice to Management

NEVER go public. Ted Jones wanted us to own the company for the benefit of our clients.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed my time with the firm."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Joliet, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Edward Jones has a great reputation.

    Cons

    As a "new new" the prospecting methods they teach will not result in enough new accounts and gross commissions for you to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with new hires that they will need to bring in business from friends, family and their own personal network in order to be successful.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "The Firm is looking for robots"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Trips, office was sunny, they put up a new sign when the old one got worn out, they paid to have the carpet cleaned every year

    Cons

    Limited product offerings, firm pressures advisors to take on regional and recruiting efforts with no compensation, they own the client book, poor benefits package, low payouts, unrealistic expense caps, compliance/field supervision is repressive, management does not tolerate individual thinking. Family/work balance for them is 70 hours/6daysof work. Survey for "Best Place to Work" is orchestrated. To leave the firm without legal entanglements you must retire or die. Firm does not provide any support for local communities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pouring the Kool-aid and be truthful. Provide some support for social and humanitarian causes in small communities where offices are located.

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