Okay place to work if you don't mind only speaking to one or two other people all day
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Evansville, IN – May 18, 2017
The office that I was in was a two person office. At that time, I only spoke with that particular FA which was definitely not mentally engaging, nor was it remotely busy at that time. Your experience will be based on the office and the FA that you work for. Just because my experience wasn't the greatest does not mean that this isn't a good choice for work. Each FA is different and there are some out there who are really fantastic people!
Support system from other BOA's seemed to be really good
The FA that you work for will depend on your experience. Unfortunately, that is hard to determine until you work there.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – PA – May 16, 2017
The door to door method for building a book of business is an outdated practice. The turnover here is extremely high for this reason. Make sure you are truly comfortable with this idea before committing.
Came in start up computer and printer, started coffee and sometimes had a client waiting to have coffee with me. Run morning reports for advisor and place on her desk. I would then start on anything pending from the before.
Loved my job for almost 10 years.
New young advisor came in our personalities clashed and I left the firm
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 7, 2017
Training is very good in helping you get needed license. Door to door knocking is very challenging. Another new guy in area I was working along with other newer advisers. A lot of there was a guy here last week, last month etc. Long hours good job if you can make it. I decided I wanted to watch my kids grow up rather than working 7 days a week.
Money if you make it
long hours, not much help if you get the wrong person
Great firm, great values, however when you get out in the field the region is really old fashioned. They will make you door knock for 7-8 hours a day. They don't encourage networking or any other form or prospecting besides door knocking.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – USA – April 28, 2017
Laws will soon change the way they do business, but the selling pressures is more beneficial to the advisors and company than to the clients. A lot of what is done for an unnecessary fee can be done for almost free at the discount brokers. It's about putting more $ in the pockets of the advisors.
great job for a very detailed individual very fast paced need to be able to constantly re-prioritize tasks good company, with lots of resources available great on the job training and online training modules
Social Media Strategist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – April 25, 2017
learned a lot of about the co-operate culture and world. I worked 8-5 , which was typically an all day work. As a social media strategist, you get to learn a lot of rules and regulations about the social media world financially.
Two person office is a nice environment to work in.
Office Administrator - full-time (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – April 23, 2017
The initial learning curve is intense. Once mastered, updates to the system and the industry keep things interesting. Excellent opportunity to develop trusting relationships with clients and address their personal needs.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – April 20, 2017
Long days of prospecting with very little guidance. You must find a way to motivate yourself daily and find victories on difficult days. Management is hands off so you must seek out assistance. People are nice. Best part of the job is having independence and the most difficult part is finding prospect that have assets to invest.
Contract Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee) – St louis mo – April 20, 2017
Worked there 1 week. Given very little to do. As soon as I was given something, a major production snafu occurred and there was no one available to show me the ropes. At the end of the week I was told I was not doing any work and I was booted out the door. I would sooner have a root canal done without pain killers that to ever consider working for this company.
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – April 19, 2017
Edward Jones is a great company to work for. They pay their employees well and offer great benefits. The offices are set-up in a manner that offers a more personal and individualized service for their customers.