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"Edward Jones was a decent place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. "Great company to work for, door knocking and cold calling needs to be your strength"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Castle Pines, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Castle Pines, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Edward Jones puts a great deal of effort into your success and gives you everything you need to make yourself successful.

    Cons

    Even if the company gives you training, it was a little lacking on personal supervision. I would have liked to work in an office with a seasoned Financial Advisor for 3 - 6 months before on my own.

    Advice to Management

    When the economy is hard, give the new Advisors a little wiggle room.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Training ground for going Independent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own Branch, Hire your own staff, Work with clients you want too, Diversification Trips, Profit Sharing 100% vested.

    Cons

    Micro management, limited investment options (Bonds, Insurance carriers and business lines, advisory is all proprietary, now creating proprietary products developed by insurance annuity carriers), limited outside research views, lack of true medical benefits, if in a "location rich" area hard to maintain profitability, not much 'street creed' among investors and other advisors, lack of regional leadership, constant turnover in FA attrition, no loyalty within the firm and your dedication, low compensation, nickle and dime you for branch expenses (net closer to 33%), No room for growth and the list goes on....
    If I had it to do again, I would have made a different choice. I was at EDJ for 7 years and the culture of the firm is DEAD. I was sold a bill of good and was set up to fail.. I made it but thought I would retire there, should have left many years ago.
    I love being Independent. Made the same amount of money from a whole year at EDJ as an independent in 33% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Do unto others as you would want done unto you.
    Pay the seasoned advisors what they deserve, quit over charging for all the branch items that are corporates responsibility's, don't force us to recruit new financial advisors... we don't believe in the culture and shouldn't have to force those lies on the new forces.
    Get a new CEO who has the firm culture at heart. Realize that the reps will be just as loyal as you are to them!

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