Edward Jones Employee Reviews about "door knocking"

Updated 8 Jan 2021

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Edward Jones Managing Partner  Penny Pennington
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  • "Old school mentality to prospecting (door knocking strongly encouraged)(in 221 reviews)

  • "The emphasis they place on door to door prospecting(in 170 reviews)

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  1. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones

    "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    - Helpful Colleagues - Feels like a smaller company - Competitive Compensation - Lots of training support

    Cons

    - Lots of turnover in regional leadership roles - Old school mentality to prospecting (door knocking strongly encouraged) - Benefits package is OK, not great

  2. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    COVID-19

    "Meh"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good starting salary, helpful people at the home office

    Cons

    It was still door knocking pre Covid. Pretty much everything else


  3. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones

    "Great Firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    independence camaraderie benefits mission goals

    Cons

    Door knocking inherited clients competition

  4. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    Helpful (2)

    "Great Job if you can Last"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, Flexible working hours, run your own business, they pay some of your expenses.

    Cons

    Lot of door knocking, if you do not inherit a book of accounts then make sure you have a good territory, program is designed to weed people out since only 25% make it past the first year, base pay is barely enough to live on since they pay you 75% of your previous income, you pay for your gas, marketing materials, client dinners, etc... Unless you move to St. Louis the train stops at FA. You can assume leadership positions but they barely pay you extra.

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  5. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    COVID-19
    Helpful (7)

    "Feel a little misled"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, company values

    Cons

    In my 3 years as an advisor with Edward Jones, the only successful advisors I have seen all received offices and/or assets to manage immediately. The rest of the people they hire are thrown to the wolves. Nepotism, a term I hate to use, runs extremely high. Friends of leaders get good offices, Spouses too. I was given nothing, started from 0, and was thrown into a level 1 (meaning very new) advisors office. It was not a good environment. The way they train you to bring in clients is by knocking on doors. I was ready for that and I’m actually fairly good at it, but the tension with the advisor whose office I was in just ruined the whole experience. The advisor told me I basically couldn’t go to the nice neighborhoods near the office, those were hers, and I had to go “south of the tracks”. If I had been told this, no way I would have taken the position. I was recruited in, which now feels like I was just a number, and then immediately had my hands tied by the advisors office I was in. There were many days when I was knocking on doors and wanted to cross the street into “her area” but my conscious wouldn’t let me. It was truly a bad experience that I tried to make the best of but ultimately could not. Then when Covid hit, these problems I mentioned above started to stick out more and more. The company is so behind with their tech, it made working from home nearly impossible. I can’t access any info on my home computer because it has to have the best of the best security software that they won’t pay for, and they won’t supply me with a lap top to make things easier. I wouldn’t bother applying here for a couple years while they work out the kinks and transition into the modern era. Last thing, stop promoting the guys you gave huge offices to into training positions within their first 4 years in the company. They have no idea how to grow a practice from scratch.

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  6. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    Helpful (4)

    "Leadership is Key"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training was great for getting licensed

    Cons

    Leadership lacked any support of new FA, door-knocking is outdated

  7. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    Helpful (2)

    "Consider how Edward Jones has new FAs find clients"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lenient on getting licensures, tools are there ready and available for the help

    Cons

    My mentor was blasé about my training. When I met other FAs in training they had much more one to one training and guidance. Knocking on doors in a suit is hot and demeaning work.

  8. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones
    Helpful (1)

    "Tough business to get into"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Company that treats its employees well.

    Cons

    Door knocking is brutal way to build a business.

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  9. Edward Jones - Financial Advisors | Division of Edward Jones

    "Great culture, company, and support"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Recommends

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic and down to earth people. The culture is truly a family type atmosphere and everyone will help you succeed. All you have to do is ask.

    Cons

    The door knocking was a bit tough and redundant but you roll with it.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible Exeperience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Edward Jones full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for Earning Potential

    Cons

    Door Knocking is not the way to build a business

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