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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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Edward Jones CEO Penny Pennington
Penny Pennington
167 Ratings
Pros
  • "We are given an enormous amount of support from our home office(in 158 reviews)

  • "Great training for resume building(in 152 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to build a business from scratch door knocking(in 169 reviews)

  • "Get used to Door-to-door prospecting(in 154 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome, supportive company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Davidson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive network locally and at home office, clear and reasonable expectations, excellent pay structure throughout tenure

    Cons

    For the FA position - many hours walking, calls made; lots of rejection and cancelled appointments as you build your business

    Edward Jones2019-10-10
  2. "Great environment and side benefits! Give it a try!"

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    Current Employee - Intern 

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

    Pros

    Great environment and side benefits/ Nice people

    Cons

    diversity could be improved so much locals exist

    Edward Jones2019-10-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Your time is what you make of it."

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great way to become introduce to life as a financial advisor. A lot freedom of movement in regards to managing your own time and small business. Senior advisors are willing to help if you ask them. Good support/coaching network, but onus is on you to make things happen.

    Cons

    Come prepared with your business plan AND marketing strategies detailed out to include how you will manage your day-to-day activities. Door knocking/Cold walking is NOT as bad as it seems, but if you don't have much luck there you need to have other sources available to generate clients/accounts with. You're time is what you make of it, if you can't manage it effectively enough your business will suffer. Prepare... to put MANY hours in on the front end of things.

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    Edward Jones2019-10-03
  4. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work life balance at Edward Jones

    Cons

    Lower pay than competitors and not as great of titles. Edward Jones likes to use words like ‘Team Leader’ instead of director, managing director. VP, SVP, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the dress code

    Edward Jones2019-10-03
  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Great Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you do the work you will succeed.

    Cons

    Industry still heavy weighted towards men.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your advisors, value them for the profit center they are. Support them, train them and teach them about profitability and leadership. Quality not quantity.

    Edward Jones2019-10-03
  6. "Excellent Company!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything about the company is excellent so far!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Edward Jones2019-09-29
  7. "Fantastic Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Brandon, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous support from both head office and colleagues.

    Cons

    Door Knocking is a must and is tough.

    Advice to Management

    Hats off to Management and the company being owned by the employees is unheard of.

    Edward Jones2019-09-29
  8. "Wonderful people, tough job"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture and people are amazing. If you make it, the flexibility and work life balance are second to none. Financial rewards are basically unlimited. There is a very strong culture of mentorship and coaching. There is no unhealthy competition between advisors.

    Cons

    The job is super hard. When they say you have to knock on doors they’re serious. It is a sales job, more than anything else. The performance standards are what you love and die for. Early in your career (think first three years or so) the pay is garbage. You have to earn it.

    Advice to Management

    Coach more on sales

    Edward Jones2019-09-28
  9. Helpful (55)

    "They really are one of the greatest companies to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible training. Supportive network of advisors. You are given every opportunity to succeed with all the right tools. I was never turned away from another advisor when I needed help.

    Cons

    Perhaps more emphasis on sales training, and more exposure to the appointment process. Aside from that, I have nothing bad to say about the company. It is just a difficult industry to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Just make sure your new hires are given the opportunity to see first and second appointments, and not just annual review appointments. Maybe provide some additional sales training as well.

    Edward Jones2019-03-26
  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - BOA Branch Office Administrator in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, and bonus opportunities

    Cons

    Days can be slow and you work alone often

    Edward Jones2019-09-22
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