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"Great company and culture but know what you are signing up for"

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Edward Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Ability to control your own destiny and be your own boss, great culture within the regions, help/training readily available...just need to ask, helping people achieve their goals and dreams

Cons

I love EDJ but know this: It's a 100% commission/fee-based after 2 years, door-knocking/prospecting = lots of rejection, handling clients complaints = managing people of all different types, high stress situations at times (but what important job doesn't have that)

Advice to Management

Think outside the box - as EDJ is anything but a flat organization. Flat in the field, yes, but their are so many layers of corporate B.S. in St. Louis that it almost creates an "us" versus "them" culture. If it's truly a partnership, then advisors should know about how they could potentially ascend within the region and the firm. With the bold growth initiatives of 2020 there needs to be more field based area leaders that aren't 20+ year vets aka middle aged, white males. Embrace younger, successful advisors that think outside the box for these roles along with women and minorities. You may "say" you are doing some of this, but you are not.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees, great company to work for, great training, can work anywhere, your own time management

    Cons

    low salary, always working to make goals at first, lots of door knocking and time spent not making any money

    Advice to Management

    pay more to advisors while starting out


  2. "Excellent team environment, very stressful commission based sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff support, amazing client service, and do what they say

    Cons

    Not the "brightest" advisors, very set in their ways, old school, and lacking innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more excepting of quality employees that make a mistake.

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