Excitement & Challenge turned to Discouragement & Disappointment
BRANCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – March 2, 2016
It is very difficult to get through the hiring process for Edward Jones. It took me 6 weeks from the time I first submitted my application, went through the background check, fingerprinting ,etc. I was so excited to receive the offer and even more excited when I saw that the job was a great challenge and allowed interaction with a wide variety of clients. As a BOA, you develop strong connections to clients and EJ encourages that. The BOA is the face of the business and clients will often even choose their branch by how well they like the BOA. I did not view my position at EJ as a job, but as a potential career to work until I retired. Unfortunately, I had a personality clash with the advisor. Due to this, things did not work out. I had read a lot of reviews before taking the position and most for whom the job did not work out, said the same thing as I am saying now but I largely dismissed it because I typically get along with just about anyone. Buyer beware when it comes to which advisor you work with. My advice to anyone who becomes a BOA is to keep consistent documentation of everything you do or say, positive or negative.
Good benefits, Stable Company, Supportive Colleagues, Wonderful Clients
It is just you and the advisor in the office and that relationship needs to "click", pay mediocre for what you are doing which is essentially managing an office