Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 6, 2017
The benefits are great, This position is a great entry to mid-level position, but advancing is a little difficult. You either have to work with a high-producing office, or transition to a home office based position to advance.
Licensed Regional Segment Leadership Training (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 5, 2017
This is a lovely company to work for. You will find that you are part of a family experience if you are selected to enter. This is a privately held firm, so the vetting process is extremely important to them!
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – January 4, 2017
Entire job revolves around cold calling and face to face prospecting. Much more sales oriented than anything else. Gives you the freedom to manage your own branch as long as you are performing to standards.
I have worked at Edward Jones for 9 years. This company has taught me many things about finance and time management. The cooperation between offices in each region is second to none and each person would go out of their way to help you out.
I was given the freedom to make decisions and to not only work for the company, but be a part of the company. I was respected as a partner in the business. There were perks such as bonuses and business trips. I learned a lot about finance while working for them, and was fortunate enough to work for a company with a great company culture.
Extensive training, profit sharing, 401k, bonuses, great work environment.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Wheaton, IL – December 29, 2016
Door to door to introduce "yourself." Get a name, number, and need with permission to call. Get a few hundred names and do a call session. The script is to expect a "No" with intention to get an appointment and/or referral. Rinse and repeat. Follow the recipe and they will retain you as long as you are getting more names on your list. "You can't help people if you don't have clients" is what I was told. Names and numbers are what they want. If you don't like it don't work here. Its a sales job.
Edward Jones is a great place to work but the compensation for the skills required is very low. The job offers a great deal of diversity in the types of activities involved such as marketing, client accounts, branch cashiering, clerical duties, and client relationships. I enjoyed working for Edward Jones, but the compensation for the type and amount of work was not very high.
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 12, 2016
The programming staff decides if they like you if they don't you are toast especially if you are over 40 years of age. A great deal of the software used here is installation specific to Edward Jones, developed at Edward Jones and there is steep learning curve. There is no talking or questions allowed.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – December 7, 2016
Its a position where everything is up to you. If you can handle the long hours you earn quite a rewarding career. The workload at the beginning of the career is substantial and the stress levels are high
Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Salinas, CA – December 1, 2016
Typical administrative office job. Two person office enviroment can work very well or very bad, need to have a good connection with financial advisor. No real room for advancement unless you plan to become a financial advisor.
Edward Jones Investments is an overall goof place to work, however depending on the Financial Advisor you work with it can either make the work place comfortable or an extremely hostile environment. I traveled form Columbus Ohio to Florida recently. My FA in Ohio was AMAZING and we worked very well together. When I moved to Florida I worked in an office with 3 FA's who were extremely demanding, rude and bullies. Edward Jones as a company is a great place to work. They are flexible and adapt to change very well. They also have great compensation packages. The only thing which is also the most important thing is to make sure you are compatable with the FA you will be working side by side with every day.
Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – November 21, 2016
You will be hard-pressed to find a better company that strives to put the needs and interests of their clients before anything else. This company prides itself on setting the bar in the investment sector.