Compare Merrill Lynch vs Edward Jones BETA

See how working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merrill Lynch

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Edward Jones

Employee Ratings

  • Merrill Lynch scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
  • Edward Jones scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 4450 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3748 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.0
Edward Jones employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.7
Edward Jones employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
4.1
Edward Jones employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
82%
82%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
85%
85%Penny Pennington
Edward Jones employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Edward Jones employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Edward Jones employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Merrill Lynch has 259 more total submitted salaries than Edward Jones.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Investment Banking Analyst18 Salaries
£60,294/yr
Vice President15 Salaries
£111,408/yr
Analyst15 Salaries
£59,479/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor2 Salaries
£35,960/yr
Manager1 Salaries
£32,000/yr
Software Tester1 Salaries
£33,242/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Edward jones" was the most mentioned Pro at Edward Jones.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Financial advisor" was the most mentioned Con at Edward Jones.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 205 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 187 reviews)
Pros
"Edward jones"(in 275 reviews)
"Home office"(in 198 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 137 reviews)
"Merrill lynch"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
"Financial advisor"(in 247 reviews)
"Door knocking"(in 204 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Vice President

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great in terms of life/job balance

Cons

nothing really, probably a little slow in terms of taking actions

Current Employee - Senior Service Support Specialist

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

EJ Leadership's care and concern for their associates is amazing. Throughout the Covid pandemic, they did everything possible to keep all associates and clients as safe as possible.

Cons

I have no negative comments to add.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work! Respect gains respect, success garners success

Job Postings

Edward Jones has 1,225 more recently posted open jobs than Merrill Lynch.

There are currently no open jobs at either company.