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"Financial Advisor FACD"

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Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great training one of the best programs in the industry for training financial advisors. Jones paid for licenses in securities and insurance. Provided educational courses both in classroom and online with experienced financial advisors.
Great support from specialist in home offices in Arizona and St. Louis.
Clients love the face to face relationship they are able to develop knowing their financial advisor is located locally withing their community. As an advisor we focus on meeting clients financial goals short term and long term. Building a great relationship with the client in the community allows us to help our clients meet those goals.
Managing your own office, you can't put a price on it!

Cons

Long hours but if the most is made of your time the pay is amazing.

Advice to Management

Update online capabilities for both employees and clients, completely move away from the green screen.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

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    "For entry level financial consultant jobs, this is the best option."

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Edward Jones invests heavily in the education of their employees. If you want to be a financial consultant, and you pass through their hiring process, you are set up well by this company.

    Cons

    I was not comfortable with the business model of door knocking that is still in practice. I am not sure that this is still relevant today even if it worked 10 years ago. An administrator is expected to do service calls that are very similar to telemarketing for advisors they support. This can be a nuisance to do around other duties.

    Advice to Management

    After I left EJ, people expressed to me that they were turned off by the door to door approach of sales. I am sure that some people are successful with it, but I think the perception of door knocking as an antiquated approach is more than corporate realizes.


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    "Timing is key"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Edward Jones has created a terrific culture-- everyone is very willing to help each other suceed, good focus on family and work/life balance, simple business model

    Cons

    Unless you start in an existing office or by taking over existing assets, it can be very challenging to make any real money in the first few years. Be prepared to have a fluctuating and at time anemic income.

    The income figures suggested as averages for new advisors are grossly inflated.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent during the hiring process concerning what new advisors can truly expect.

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