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Updated 10 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility for god work/life balance" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Great training and support; put clients interest first; industry leading compensation" (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • "75-85% of time spent door to door trying to generate prospective clients" (in 140 reviews)

  • "You will do excessive door knocking" (in 181 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (127)

    "I pinch myself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Detroit, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The second best decision of my life was saying yes to the EDJ opportunity. I have put four kids through college and am well prepared for my retirement. I will celebrate my 20th anniversary soon and look forward to the next 10 years.

    Cons

    No one will do the work for you. You must turn strangers into clients. There is no better way than starting with a handshake.


  2. "admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    great people
    great management
    great pension

    Cons

    long hours
    poor transport
    hard to be promoted

  3. "Financial Adviser"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential
    Great Training
    Full Autonomy to operate as your own business and manager your P&L

    Cons

    Hard work with motivating KPI's

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing because its working


  4. "Stock Broker and IFA"

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    Former Employee - Stock Broker and IFA in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Stock Broker and IFA in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and quickly put through exams

    Cons

    Cold calling door to door. Products offered not always best on market

    Advice to Management

    An inhouse sales team making outbound calls in areas that IFA trying to build a business.


  5. "Great place to work for. Great Culture and great teamwork environment. limited personal growth potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Great Culture and great teamwork environment. limited personal growth potential.

    Cons

    the benefits is not so good. training is limited. personal growth can be limited if you try to switch out of the industry


  6. "if you like working alone and can handle knocking doors-best job in the world!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor and Stockbroker in London, England
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor and Stockbroker in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    after the initial 2 years of hard work the freedom to work when you want and earn alot, plus no start up costs. there is no end of training and the times voted edward jones the 2nd best place to work for in the uk last year, that speak for it's self. you might be wondering why im not still there, mainly i was 23 and couldn't handle working on my own all the time, the avarage age is 41. so please do bear in mind that you will only be working with one other person your pa. i left on great terms and will re apply in 15/20 year from know, when im sick of working with poeple!

    Cons

    your alone much of the time, you have to generate your clients by knocking on thier door

    Advice to Management

    good job, keep it up


  7. "Senior Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the collaboration, and the work.

    Cons

    My only con is I wish I found EDJ years ago.

  8. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Elkhart, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Elkhart, IN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to run your business. No glass ceiling. The consummate american opportunity career the does not discriminate except by your effort.

    Cons

    The bigger we get, the more difficult change becomes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Branch Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Branch Administrator in Edmonds, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Branch Administrator in Edmonds, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing firm with lots of potential, Learn on the job, 2 person branch offices (FA & BOA), Build and maintain client relationships the old fashion way" face to face", exposure to financial services industry, including; IRA's, Stocks, Mutual Funds, Life Insurance and Retirement planning, help others build successful futures, opportunity to grow financially including becoming a Limited Partner of the firm, vacation, sick time, paid holidays, medical and 401k benefits, opportunity to participate in regional leadership roles, mentor new Branch Administrators, if you love to learn, enjoy people and want a career with potential for personal and financial growth Edward Jones is a great place to work.

    Cons

    May take time to build a practice if the Financial Advisor is new

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Edward Jones culture the same as the original founders envisioned while rapid growth is moving the Firm into the future


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, MI (US)

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. The client truly comes first, yet the firm strives to make sure that their associates feel heard and appreciated with ample opportunity for compensation and bonuses that reflect their effort and foster self-development. My associates truly feel like friends and family, as do my clients. We also have technology that allows us to truly dive deep with our clients and provide a stellar experience.

    Cons

    The health insurance is expensive, and the job requires a LOT of hard work for advisors as they grow their practice in the first few years. However, if it were easy, then everyone would do it! As you advance you have more flexibility, but there is a huge emphasis on work/life balance and family values from day one. The pros far outweigh the cons if you are willing to put in the work, and expectations are clearly set during the interview process.