Brandon in Keller, Texas 4 days ago
Do you work at Edward Jones? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
Steve G in Fort Worth, Texas 1 month ago
Hello, I will be starting the study for success program real soon! Is there anyone else who will is starting the program real soon? I am looking to meet other FA's who are starting out and share experiences. I know there are mixed opinions working as an FA, but I plan to work hard and reach my goals. I have already made goals that I want to achieve, and I have dates when I will reach these goals. Please let me know if you would like to share your experiences!
BC in Dunbar, West Virginia 1 month ago
I'm looking at a career change from the mortgage industry into the Financial Conulting industry with Edward Jones. They seem to have a proven system that helps build business up while paying a salary. The only thing is, I'm coming from income levels in the 150K range and don't know what is realistic with Edward Jones. My initial salary they're offering is $40K so I need to make $110K in commissions. Can you make that kind of money at Edward Jones and if so, how long does it take to build that kind of cash flow?
SBfinance in Oklahoma 2 months ago
Hello, I am in the beginning stages of my application to work for Edward Jones and was hoping someone could help me with some honest answers. Please respond with the corresponding number that your answer applies to.
1. What advantages does Edward Jones give its advisors that other financial institutions do not?
2. How much pressure is there to sell specific products and how much freedom to advisors have?
3. Is it better to get in the field right out of school, or gain experience elsewhere?
4. How successful are individuals who come out of the FACD program?
5. What personality traits or abilities separate the successful advisors from the unsuccessful?
Cohoma in Scituate, Massachusetts 4 months ago
I spent around 5-6 hours yesterday knocking on about a total of 75 places (both businesses and residences combined). Due to being in the process of finishing another job while battling some medical stuff, it's been easier said than done to accomplish as much as I've intended. However, I think that is something I can work around.
The first part of my concerns with the Survey part of this process is that with businesses it's pretty straight forward, I initially got some hesitance from business owners but when I explained that I am surveying and not selling, their concerns were rather easily alleviated.
With that said though, I know there's a big aspect of the surveying that encourages, or better yet requires that we talk to residences too. Out of my quality contacts thus far, I got five residences that gave complete information. The only caveat I am facing is the idea of trying to alleviate residents in town about the fact that this isn't a sales related trip to their house I am making. I am merely just surveying and trying to see if my desire to open a business is conducive to the location I am looking to work in.
My biggest hurdle has definitely been residences, I've read the script and I've had no problems taking no for an answer but at the same time, I also am trying to clear up any misconceptions individuals that I door knock that this isn't a sales pitch. But with that said, I got to thinking, I was concerned and maybe I've missed something in the email but when I was sent the survey/business plan email I was told it would have to be done in a week. Does that mean I'll be doing the 25 quality contacts per day like a new FA would? Also, these names I collect, are they going to be used by the company in any way, shape or form. As the survey says for question 7 "Do I have permission to contact you?" but at the same time, would EJ still have a prerogative to call these individuals once I send this documentation? (Part 1 of 2)
jda123 in Letchworth, United Kingdom 6 months ago
What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Edward Jones?
What do you like best about working at Edward Jones? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?
E.J. Advisor in Lake Forest, California 7 months ago
I just received the email to go out and perform the survey and business plan. I understand the EJ business model is to go door to door and I'm good with that but, I read other forums where people state they only door knocked for 2-6 months. What other ideas do FA use to get clients?
Quando in Garden City, Kansas 7 months ago
I had some issues, stupid little misdemeanors in 98 and 99, total of 3 in a short time frame. I had totally forgot about them until it was brought up by compliance. They asked for a letter explaining the situation and why I did not disclose it beforehand. They asked for any court documents and police reports. This was all provided.
This was 14-15 years ago, and I haven't thought about it in 10 or more years. I frankly hadn't had it cross my mind until they brought it up. The situations were pretty much a 22 year old that made studid decisions primarily involoving alcohol.
Anyone on here know anything about how this will be looked at by compliance. I just learned today that I have passed the final step in the interview and we are only waiting for background check.
Thanks in advance for any help.
curious in East Northport, New York 8 months ago
I just had my first in person interview for Branch Office Administrator this past thursday and was called on saturday to come in for a second in person interview sometime this week. I haven't read anything about second interviews for BOAs so I was wondering if this is a normal occurrence? Also during my phone interview they asked what compensation I was looking for and I said 17-20/hour. Is this too unheard of for this position? I live on long island, ny so cost of living here is high.
Ray in Indianapolis, Indiana 11 months ago
I am doing the business plan and was curious what they want to see on the weekly calendar. Office time, cold calling, networking etc? Any advise?