- 3.0Oct 2, 2023AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSaint Louis, MO
My direct leaders are great, the company had a small company culture when I first started, I could work remote.
1. The culture is changing rapidly to a more cut throat, big company culture that does not care about it's employee's. 2. ED hired associates on as 100% remote but changed that to you have to come into the office three days a week if you live within an hour of a home office (Tempe, STL, or Canada). Regardless of whether or not you were hired on the grounds that it was a remote position. 3. Anyone who transitioned to a home based associate after the pandemic, is now required to return to work. The process for becoming a home based associate is to fill out the request and have it approved by your leader and then you are an HBA. The company completely reneged on this and decided to make everyone who lives with in an hour return regardless.35
- 5.0Nov 15, 2023Financial AdvisorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDallas, TX
Achievers have a high ceiling. You can really help people in a meaningful way and develop fantastic relationships. Culture is abnormal for a large firm in the industry - peers want you to succeed. Base salary and new asset bonus help you make money while you build up your business Most people are given clients now near the start of their career so you don’t have to start from scratch
There can be a lack of structure since you decide on your own work schedule. You have to put in 2-5 years of really pushing yourself to build up a client book There’s a lot to learn and you will have to lean on home office resources to find answers for clients constantly at the start Some days are a kick in the butt - clients don’t always follow advice or may fire you for reasons out of your control There can be a disconnect between home office and the advisors “in the field” - most home office employees are nice people but it’s two different worlds at times Compliance is strict - EJ is a privately owned company and they do not want trouble with regulators Benefits are expensive