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Financial Advisors at Edward Jones give their company a 3.3 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Edward Jones is 3.6, making them 9% less happy than every other employee at Edward Jones and 9% less happy than every other Financial Advisor on CareerBliss - the happiest Financial Advisors work for Presbyterian Hospital.

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Financial Advisor
Posted 2 years ago

"It all depends on your region."

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Ed Jones is different than any other brokerage firm, you can be successful if you build the right relationships. Many of the employees are very helpful if you reach out to them. You can have your own office. Great job if you are retired and want to work at your own pace or anyone with another check coming in."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You have to be personable, FAs are outgoing and like meeting new people. Don't try and use fancy words and be smart just talk to them like they are your friends and if you meet someone who works there get a referral and you have 95% better chance of getting the job. Oh, its a 2month hiring process."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"The business model is stone age, I see how it works in small towns. In bigger cities the competition has more to offer. They hire people with no experience typically, if you work there you will never meet someone that transferred from a prestigious firm, they hire teachers, car salesmen, people from outside the industry. Payouts are low and you never have a book of business, its all theirs. They cheat on the best place to work annual reporting which is why they are always on top of the list. They pre screen whats going to be said to see if you can participate and only successful people from the firm are invited, not random by any means. The 401k has no match, medical benefits are a joke. Pay is the lowest in the industry. You have a week of training after exams and you are on your own always calling st louis home office when you need help, trainers are not paid extra and often tell you they are busy, you feel bad in front of clients when you dont have an answer and call to get support for things you were not trained in and they say its just in time training ( what a joke). Most people work from home and try do appointments at coffee shops or clients house. Lastly, if you are analytical and like looking at stocks or watching the market, this is not the job for you. They will tell you that you are only an asset gatherer, you sell mutual funds only for long term, no such thing as buy low sell high. You are a salesman at jones not a broker."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have accountability for new hires working from home, everyone should work out of another FAs office so you know they are improving and getting the job done. Hire people with talent, older people with money are not going to give there retirement money to a 21 year old graduate with a babyface and no life experience 9 out of 10 times and you guys know the stats, why waste so much money hiring and training people who are obviously bound to fail."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor
Posted 2 years ago in Marlborough, MA

"Hard, but great company."

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"If you have the drive; you have all of the support you need to create a very sucessful business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Understand that the opportunity while great is not an easy one. The rewards are worth it but you will work hard."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"The 100% commission compensation is very difficult when you have others to concern yourself about."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you're doing."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Financial Advisor Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $3
Financial Advisor
Posted 2 years ago in Texarkana, TX

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"I don't have a boss and my time is my time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good place to start. They have a good training system for getting your license."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"CEO and general partners do not have the integrity as they say they have."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stick to principles and and stop greed. Stop lying to people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor
Posted 2 years ago in Saint Louis, MO
Person You Work For 3.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 2.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3.8 / 5 Way You Work 3.8 / 5

Average Edward Jones Attributes by Financial Advisor

Company Culture
3.3
Growth Opportunities
2.6
People You Work With
3.4
Person You Work For
3.7
Rewards You Receive
3.2
Support You Get
3.5
Way You Work
4
Work Setting
2.9
Financial Advisor
Posted 3 years ago
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 2.6 / 5 Work Setting 2.9 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.5 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Advisor
Posted 3 years ago in Town and Country, MO

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Pretty good training to enter the industry. Great trips to fun meetings."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Yes, if you demand that you go into the PASS program at home office. This insures you are trained in all departments. Once you are there you will understand how the Jones system truly works. DO NOT accept to just become an advisor out in the field right away unless the situation is just absolutely mind blowing."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Literally, every chance to make money off of the advisors was taken. When I left the company and went on COBRA, I was paying the same amount on COBRA as I was on the company medical plan. Because it seems the firm was profiting, as a partnership, off of their advisors on their self insured medical plan. Also, any new marketing or advertising initiatives (google adwords) were used only to drive new biz to top producers, never to newer advisors."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Come up with an original idea for once. Millions of dollars in compensation I think warrants some original thought."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Financial Advisor
Posted 3 years ago in Medford, OR
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Financial Advisor
Posted 4 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

"Good place to work but little job security."

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"I liked building a business and being able to be my own boss."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Infrastructure did not provide enough support."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Place new advisors in an office as soon as possible."

Financial Advisor
Posted 4 years ago in Bristol, PA

"This was the worst job ever!"

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Ample time to look for other jobs."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"DO NOT interview with this company unless you have no other options. If you do interview, you will be hired."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Medical benefit is awful. Unresponsive to assistance. Nothing more than a PonzI scheme. FA must become a LTD partner. Must have so many FA's to become LTD partner. Must have so many LTD partners to become Gen Partner and finally make decent money."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Actually follow up on things that are promised. Be more upfront about the compensation during interviews."

Financial Advisor
Posted 4 years ago in Ione, CA

"This is a job job for someone who has no personal life, wants to work 12+ hours per day, and expects not to take a vacation for about three years."

What do you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Work your own schedule."

What don't you like about working at Edward Jones?

"Working from home, I need a work life balance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have employees that are just starting out work from someone's office or provide one for them."

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