Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Buford, GA – July 23, 2016
Very nice place to work. There are a lot of pros working here. The ppl are helpful and the pay is very merit based. Wish there was more diversity though - especially here in Florida. All is all a nice and fair place to work
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Johnston, IA 50131 – June 10, 2016
Edward Jones is a very challenging and rewarding career. It takes the right kind of person to succeed because you truly are your own business owner. There are so many incentives to working for Edward Jones that makes the time you put in well worth it.
On-Call Branch Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Danville, CA – February 7, 2016
Edward Jones is a wonderful example of a company that puts their clients first. Client satisfaction is the highest priority. Employee's are given extensive training and there are specific departments at home office that we can call if we have a question or need help with a task.
Help with any problems by calling our HO 800 number.
Investment Representative (Current Employee) – Normal, IL – January 27, 2016
If you are willing and capable of working 70-80 hours/week for 3-5 years, Edward Jones could be a good place to build your career. There is a very strong sense of culture within the company and their training is among the best in the industry.
One area that needs to be addressed significantly is how to compensate those who join the firm mid-career. The expectations are very high and the financial consequences for missing them are severe.
Freedom to work independently. Unlimited growth potential.
Relentless rejection from clients, complicated compensation package not conducive to a single-income household.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Owasso, OK – July 15, 2016
Manage many accounts, give individual solutions to investors and to people preparing for retirement or college planning. Have to prospect many hours of the week and get used to the word no. Enjoy meeting new people
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – South Bend, IN – May 13, 2016
EJ is going for growth right now. So much so, that it will give more assets to advisors with less experience at other firms than it ever gives to advisors that have been working for them for many years.
Premier financial advising firm with excellent training and support infrastructure.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Mountlake Terrace, WA – January 6, 2016
One of the finest firms I have ever had the opportunity to work both for and with. Their training is practical and relevant. The culture is supportive and genuine. Putting the client first is not just hyperbole but is practiced and expected at all levels.
Pay is commensurate with results. Excellent training program. Supportive culture.
Prod. reqs for trnees are strict & do not account for diff levels of exp regardless of effort.
New young FAs need to learn personal, communicational skills and know how to treat their Branch Office Administrators (especially when it's 2-person operation, per branch), instead of calling the Home Office and making complaints behind BOA's back.
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 10, 2016
It can be very isolating being in an office of one assistant and one financial advisor, but the work load is light depending on how many clients the FA has. If you like being alone a lot and not having a lot to do everyday, this might work for you. They start you out making very little money, but the benefits are pretty good.
Financial Advisor Intern (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 14, 2016
Very hard business to start out. Many fail but the rewards of owning your own business can be incredible if you make it. The day as an intern is more of an administrative role but you do learn a lot about the investment world.
Great initial training and support system in place for new hires. Company generally allows branches to work independently but is available for help when necessary via home office help desk. Very little opportunity for promotion or advancement unless you are a financial advisor. Can be a great experience if you have a good rapport/chemistry with your financial advisor/team leader; if not, it will make for a difficult work environment.
Great training, very friendly colleagues
Pay for branch office admins, health insurance, lack of promotion
The job allows you independence and flexibility. It gives you the opportunity to learn how to run a business and market yourself in your community to be a leading financial advisor. The hardest part of the job is the instability of hours and compensation.