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"Difficult to be successful there"

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

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

Pros

Positive work environment, good leadership

Cons

Small two branch offices make the days lonely. Door knocking was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. It is particularly difficult in saturated areas.

Advice to Management

Stop opening up branches in saturated areas like St. Louis and Chicagoland. You shouldn't drive down one street and find three Edward Jones in less than a mile.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Stop filling out the application now"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A recognized national name.
    You are, to a point, your own boss.

    Cons

    Nothing but door to door sales to get your initial and ongoing business.
    Demeaning practice of making you a sales and new business jockey.
    No actual advising of your clients, as they have you shove mediocre funds with high fees in front of clients, skimming the border between shady and illegal from a suitability standpoint.
    Terrible upper management is out of touch with reality.
    Hours are just crazy, you'll probably work 12 hour days, every day, and even weekends, for little to no results.

    Don't believe the hype of this job, if you don't already have a book of business you WILL fail and they will simply transfer your clients to a good ol boy advisor who has been there forever. Run far away to a real investment company who will value you as a person. This business model will quickly crash in a few years when older customers fade off, so there isn't much of a future anyway. I'm assuming Ed Jones paid off the "top places to work" lists, this should be bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to Management

    Stop luring in college grads by simply lying about the position and potential.


  2. "Financial Advisor Internship well worth it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Advisor Intern in Topsfield, MA
    Former Intern - Financial Advisor Intern in Topsfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, intuitive computer software, strong client relationships, lots of support from home office

    Cons

    Low energy, small office, if you don't like door-to-door soliciting you will not enjoy it or be successful


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