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"Stop filling out the application now"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Edward Jones

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "Great place to intern, would like more intern interaction though"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones as an intern

    Pros

    great pay, learned a lot about the financial advisor position, and investments in general

    Cons

    not a lot of interaction with other interns,

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