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"Great place to work if don't mind pulling your own weight."

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Current Employee - Team Leader in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Team Leader in Tempe, AZ
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Pros

Great stability of you're good at what you do. The emphasis on career development is placed on the individual, but with the knowledge that help is encouraged and expected at the leader level.

Cons

Compensation strategy is murky, not enough transparency to all associates. We're told job grades are average to the market yet we never see the market studies.

Also, the firm is very conservative so if you come in hoping to make broad stroke changes quickly you'll be frustrated... quickly.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to try new things and abandon those that have worked in the past but no longer do. Conserve the culture with an eye towards future.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. "Best Opportunity for a Self-Starting, Outgoing, Investment-Minded Person"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Spanish Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Spanish Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work here if you are an outgoing, diligent, sales-oriented person who has a passion for investments and tends to be able to gain influence with others. There is unlimited potential for those who do the work and can handle consistent rejection. Also, the company pays a modest salary and provides training for brokers during their first year.

    Cons

    You really have to be self-motivated and able to handle the trials of this job on your own. You can ask for help and support at any time, but you do have to ask. Four months after you are fully licensed as a broker, you must meet your commissions or start looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Our senior management are some of the finest people you will ever become acquainted with. They really take the time to get to know each new person coming in and to make sure all the support systems are in place for that person. Another great thing is that, unlike in most other places I've worked, senior management actually wants to get to know each person individually and really values honest, candid communication.


  2. "Great company if you make money right away"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They will give people a chance to be a financial advisor that don't have a big book to tranfer, like other companies look for.

    Cons

    They don't care about the people out doorknocking. If you are not making money for them they will cut you quick. It is in insanely hard thing to do, especially in the current environment and market conditions. They are also very conservitive and believet that every investor needs class A shares of American Funds. You are basically trained that all annuities and fee-based accounts are bad even though they can be a great fit for many investors.

    Advice to Management

    Give more support to the new FA's starting out doorknocking. It is the hardest thing most people will ever do and they need more support.

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