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Big Company great working enviroment
QA AutomationTester (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJune 10, 2014
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Edward jones is one of the greatest invesment and finance company in north America therefore i would say over all my personal experience is great.
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Good Place to Work
Operations Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJune 10, 2014
There was opportunity for growth and the pay was in line with industry pay. Great cafeteria!
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Edward Jones is a Wonderful Place to Work
Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee), Georgetown, TXJune 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits, paid training each year, quiet atmosphere, easy assistance from home office
Cons: can be lonely on slow days & when fa is out of the office
Edward Jones does a great job of preparing their employees. As an on-call BOA, I was allowed 24 hours of PAID training at three different branches each year.
The hardest part of the job is trying to juggle multiple tasks at the same time while maintaining great customer service. The most enjoyable part is getting to know the clients.
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A highly ethical company that cares for it's clients and employees.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZJune 8, 2014
Pros: a very high class, highly ethical company that truly wants to do what is best for it's clients
Cons: start every month over at zero.
Edward Jones is a very high class, caring, ethical company that does what is best for it's clients. The culture is very supportive and encouraging.
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Best place to work
Flexible Service Support/Temp (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJune 3, 2014
Training and professional development opportunities were awesome.
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Work directly for a Financial Advisor in a small branch office setting. Handle all client appointments and Financial Advisor's calendar
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMay 30, 2014
Pros: was very close to home
Cons: no recourse if you have a problem with your financial advisor.
It's a large company with good benefits, but some Financial Advisors do not treat their Branch Office Administrators as a team member even though the Home Office promotes a team atmosphere within the branch. When it comes down to handling any branch problem, Home Office is always going to back the Financial Advisor and not the Branch Office Administrator – more... because they are viewed as the ones making the money. – less
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Stable work enviornment
Reconciliation Control Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOMay 28, 2014
I enjoyed helping out our branch offices when a problem arose.
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Not a good place to work; in HR terminology was a hostile work environment
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), Fort Worth, TXMay 19, 2014
Pros: na
Cons: disturbing; toxic; hostile work environment
A very toxic, hostile environment between the manager and his wife who was the only other employee. Disturbing place to work
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Great training, great people, great products
Financial Advisor (Trainee) (Current Employee), Louisville, COMay 18, 2014
Pros: training, peers, products
Cons: prospecting methods
Edward Jones is a great company that only hires the best people. The training program is a little long, but it is wonderful. The prospecting method (door knocking in neighborhoods and businesses) is painful and out-dated. If you can get past door knocking (which lasts an average of 3 years for 6 days per week), this is a great opportunity.
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Unique Culture
Financial Advisor (Current Employee), Midlothian, VAMay 14, 2014
Pros: flexibility
Cons: unpredictable
This career allows for a good work/life balance because of the flexibility that is granted.
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Great company that has strong focus on excellent customer service
Senior Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), Fowlerville, MIMay 13, 2014
Heavy focus on administrative duties. Since this was a completely new experience e and industry for me I learned a lot about the brokerage industry and was able to establish many wonderful relationships with our clients. The company provides great online training tools.
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Good company to work for
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAMay 3, 2014
Good company to work for.
Set own hours.
Report to no one.
Fellow FAs are supportive and helpful.
Prospecting door to door is tough. Getting paid once a month is tough.
Freedom with setting own schedule and not having to report to anyone is great.
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Great Company
Edward Jones Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Port Saint Lucie, FLApril 28, 2014
Pros: great company
Cons: industry is a meat grinder
The company ethics and morals are outstanding! I learned allot from my experience and wish I could have stayed there. Sadly the financial industry is extremely difficult and merciless by its nature.
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Great place to work. Flexible schedule
Financial Advisor (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAApril 28, 2014
Help clients and potential clients reach their longterm financial goals
Excellent training program which makes Edward Jones 4th best company to work for
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Review Summary
Optical Office Manager (Former Employee), Pinole, CAApril 24, 2014
Pros: pros
Cons: cons
Great place to work.Most the patients are older and sweet to work with.
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Smoke and mirrors (Think Pyramid Scheme)
New Financial Advisor (Former Employee), HawaiiApril 23, 2014
Job applicants beware!

Work/life balance: You will have no life in the first several years because you will be making outbound sales calls in person and on the phone. You will have to make hundreds of calls per day to make 25 people talk to you in earnest about their savings. You will face a lot of hostile people you call. Why? You are cold calling – more... them.

Comp/Benefits: Jones says their average rep makes such and such their first year. Lies! They exclude people who were fired, laid off for not making sales quotes in year one and beyond. They will never tell you their turnover rate because they guard their image very carefully. Think multi-level marketing. After expenses, their payout is close to 30% or less.

Job security/advance: None. You are only as good as your last month of sales/revenue within a 3 month average. One bad month and you are on probation. 2 bad months they're ready to replace you. Your clients and assets? HQ and senior reps are circling to divide it up among themselves. Your failure is their benefit. They hire thousands of recruits each year. Why? Cheap to train on massive scale. You gather assets, generate revenue. You fail. They retain assets and revenue. Thank you for your service soldier.

Management: Mantra: we care about you. Anyone will help you. (Code: we care only if you gather assets and generate revenue. No, not anyone can help you, they are busy counting how much they are going to make in bonuses, get your clients, your assets. How many new hires, competitors they will get this year).

Culture: You are ranked based on sales. Bad sales, and you are now at the bottom of the list. Your numbers are constantly looked at and publicized. Think multi-level marketing. Rah-rah! Think and grow rich. Sky is limit. If you fail, you weren't positive enough, not hard working enough. Doesn't matter if the system is designed to have a high failure rate. They will never publish their failure rate or turnover rate. Why would any pyramid scheme business model do that? Makes them look bad.

Summary: You can succeed here. The chances are very,very low. If you want to gamble and waste 1-2 years of your life, by all means, go ahead. I wouldn't recommend it. Even if you are successful, their payout is very low compared to truly independent firms. Smart reps don't go the proprietary route. There are other independent investment adviser firms that are truly independent. Search for them. If you are lazy, you will pay the price by going here. – less
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Smoke and mirrors (Think Pyramid Scheme)
New Financial Advisor (Former Employee), HawaiiApril 23, 2014
Job applicants beware!

Work/life balance: You will have no life in the first several years because you will be making outbound sales calls in person and on the phone. You will have to make hundreds of calls per day to make 25 people talk to you in earnest about their savings. You will face a lot of hostile people you call. Why? You are cold calling – more... them.

Comp/Benefits: Jones says their average rep makes such and such their first year. Lies! They exclude people who were fired, laid off for not making sales quotes in year one and beyond. They will never tell you their turnover rate because they guard their image very carefully. Think multi-level marketing. After expenses, their payout is close to 30% or less.

Job security/advance: None. You are only as good as your last month of sales/revenue within a 3 month average. One bad month and you are on probation. 2 bad months they're ready to replace you. Your clients and assets? HQ and senior reps are circling to divide it up among themselves. Your failure is their benefit. They hire thousands of recruits each year. Why? Cheap to train on massive scale. You gather assets, generate revenue. You fail. They retain assets and revenue. Thank you for your service soldier.

Management: Mantra: we care about you. Anyone will help you. (Code: we care only if you gather assets and generate revenue. No, not anyone can help you, they are busy counting how much they are going to make in bonuses, get your clients, your assets. How many new hires, competitors they will get this year).

Culture: You are ranked based on sales. Bad sales, and you are now at the bottom of the list. Your numbers are constantly looked at and publicized. Think multi-level marketing. Rah-rah! Think and grow rich. Sky is limit. If you fail, you weren't positive enough, not hard working enough. Doesn't matter if the system is designed to have a high failure rate. They will never publish their failure rate or turnover rate. Why would any pyramid scheme business model do that? Makes them look bad.

Summary: You can succeed here. The chances are very,very low. If you want to gamble and waste 1-2 years of your life, by all means, go ahead. I wouldn't recommend it. Even if you are successful, their payout is very low compared to truly independent firms. Smart reps don't go the proprietary route. There are other independent investment adviser firms that are truly independent. Search for them. If you are lazy, you will pay the price by going here. – less
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Great opportunities
Branch office administrator (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLApril 23, 2014
This job has provided me with amazing knowledge and experience in the corporate event planning. I would work with different venues to provide a setting that was great not only for a work shop but also to enjoy and have people relax in.
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Challenging to learn a new field
Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee), Denver, COApril 11, 2014
Pros: 40 hours and weekends off
Cons: small office, hardly anyone to interact with
I learned a lot about the financial industry. I enjoy preparing paperwork and making sure it was correct.
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Great Company
Sr. Advisory Solutions Operations Specialist II (Former Employee), St. Louis, MoApril 10, 2014
Great place to come on a daily basis. Company is very helpful with supplying learning tools and skills need to perform your job. Great management and co-workers.

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