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"Branch Office Administrator"

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Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great company with good benefits. You have support all the way around.

Cons

Very lonely position. At times there is nothing to do but sit and it is very hard on your back. There is no one in the office for you to talk to. You can be friendly to the clients, but it is all business. Interview your FA well. I would NOT recommend coming on-board with a new FA when you’re new. They are so focus on money that you get lost and reprimanded for things you didn’t know you were supposed to do. "I don’t know what you don’t tell me". The FAs are fighting to keep or get business in this economy and they are VERY stressed and pass that on to their BOAs. Also, only take this position if you must have a job, don’t take this position if you have a degree, it is a waste of your talent and education and you will be so disappointed.

Advice to Management

Think about having a desk that the BOA can stand at. Sitting all day is REALLY bad for your health. I was shocked to see about 90% of the BOA were very over weight. These people are going to have a heart attack or stroke! You should also pay the BOA more. $14.95 for a person with a degree is a shame.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential, but only for a very specific DNA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can stick in the business, your pay will be excellent over the course of time
    Independence
    Profit sharing and profitability bonus can be very lucrative
    GREAT place to gain experience on many different types of assets/investments, esp for a young person looking to find a niche in the world of finance
    Very ethical company

    Cons

    VERY, very, very challenging to begin as a young person without much experience
    Expectations become lofty quickly
    People with connections often get great perks (this frustrated me immensely)
    You must be expecting a highly sales-based job - at times the "advice" is secondary

    Advice to Management

    give young advisors without connections a leg up
    realize that when the economy/market is poor, sales are extremely difficult (expectations do not change)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Edward Jones was a decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Service Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Office
    Great Cafeteria
    Good Teamwork
    Quality training sessions prepared each employee for many different situations.
    Free parking at the office.

    Cons

    Low bonuses and promotions
    Too conservative
    Lack of intelligent management in the department
    The job titles place every worker into a slot and it brings on complacency

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way for exceptional employees to get promoted quicker.

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