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"Intense but very rewarding."

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Columbia, SC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A lot of support in my region. Other Financial Advisors went above and beyond the call to help get my business started.

Cons

Tought to get started in the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good Only If You Suck Up to the Right People"

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

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great if you're a middle-aged white male who plays golf. Otherwise, not so much.

    Cons

    Still in the dark ages, technology-wise. For example, in 2011 they were still investigating Linux on z! Really???

    People advance on their ability to kiss up to senior management, not on the quality of their work or business achievements.

    Also, they try to force you to have your investment accounts with Edward Jones, which is very expensive. Jones charges 2% of the dividend payment for the service of re-investing dividends, in addition to high trading fees. As a "benefit," employees receive one free trade every four months - woo hoo!

    Pay is below market.

    Advice to Management

    When there's been a pay freeze for a year it's probably not the best idea to have your Ferrari collection be the quiz topic at division meetings.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Don't drink the kool-aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only thing I appreciated were Co-workers and paychecks

    Cons

    Worst management I have ever seen in a department. Measurements with the position were not only impossible, but irrelevant to what the position required. Also too many hidden agendas. Pay was beyond ridiculous and HR was useless in investigating ongoing issues within the department. Overall just the worst type of experience due to hack departmental management. Glad to be gone, best move Ive ever made.

    Advice to Management

    Human Resources needs to actually do their jobs and not look the other way with departmental issues. Advice to management in my department.....resign.

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