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Financial Advisor (Current Employee), :os Alamos, NMJanuary 5, 2014
Learned how to introduce self and then follow up for a sales cycle
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Investment brokerage focused upon individualinvestors and small business owners
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Gambrills, MDJanuary 3, 2014
Pros: the company's conservative reputation
Cons: the companies hypocracy with regard to investing strategies
-Contacts - 25/day avg. minimum.
-Exposed to heavy prospecting requirements
-Management was not interested in local climate issues. Zero peer support.
-Dealing with remote individuals with no field experience telling us what we should have done and not listening to what it takes.
-The people who were interested in learning about how to better manage – more... their assets and plan for their future were great to work with. – less
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Really value their employees
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Carlsbad, NMJanuary 3, 2014
Good company to work for, but it will take you a couple of years to really get the income steadily coming in.
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High-pressure especially in down-markets
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), San Juan Capistrano, CADecember 29, 2013
Pros: learned a lot about investing
Cons: pressure of stock market activity
Start early - stay late. Clients were the best part of the job. Management was demanding.
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Summer Internship
University Recruiting Intern (Former Employee), St. Louis, MODecember 27, 2013
Pros: great people to work with, meet alot of veteran fas
Cons: none at this time
I worked for this company while in high school and first few years in college during the summer months. Great leadership here, most of my good mentors come from this place. Was given great projects, and big responsibilities
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Serving clients and valuing employees
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), Little Rock, ARDecember 27, 2013
Pros: extensive network of help and training available at all times
Cons: misinformation and confusion coming from so many sources
Edward Jones really is all about serving the client. My typical day involved phone calls, making appointments, processing clients' accounts, and communicating with the home office. Most offices have only two people working in them, the financial advisor and branch office administrator. Edward Jones values employees and feels very family oriented.
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Part-time Temporary basis
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), St. Louis, MODecember 23, 2013
Pros: steady employment
Cons: pay
Edward Jones is a great employer. But in my opinion, they do not compensate enough for their field office BOA positions.
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), St. Louis, MODecember 21, 2013
Pros: compensation package
Cons: commute
I enjoyed my 5 years with Edward Jones
I learned a great deal about Facilities and processing invoices.
My co-workers were fun to work with.
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unreasonable goals
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Sharpsburg, GADecember 19, 2013
Pros: extremely high income
Cons: poor training program over a very short period of time
To start with, you "can" earn an exceptional income with Edward Jones ....... if you can make 5 years. Here's a few things you need to be aware of if considering a financial advisory position with Edward Jones.
Edward Jones requires a home study program to achieve your series 7 and series 66 passing test scores. You will be paid an hourly wage during – more... this period of training. The time allotted for this is approximately 8 weeks to digest and comprehend about 1200 pages of financial legal ease. This will require about 70 to 80 hours a week of continuous study. Once you have completed this you are required to gather more than 300 face to face contacts with address and phone numbers of which you will cold call while at a 4 day training session in St Louis while instructors listen in. There are minimum goals to achieve during this time. Pere pressure is used to press you to perform. If you don't show up with a few people set up to buy while during this session, you will not hit your goals.
Edwards Jones is proud of the idea that they "make you drink from a fire hose". You will experience information overload during these sessions with very little time allowed to digest and practice the info.
Once you have received a can sell date, which is at the time you attend this session, you will be put on a daily set of contacts and sales/commission goals that will require you to work long hours 6 and 7 days a week to achieve. You will know after a few weeks of door to door cold call sales if you have the magic to be successful with Edward Jones. They don't waste time with you if you can't hit the sales/commission goals. They are really only interested in keeping super achievers, everyone else is thrown away.
My recommendation is that if you are considering a career with Edward Jones be sure that you "come on board" with a developed network of wealthy friends and rich relatives that you "know" will immediately be able to convert to clients and ones that will invest with you. In my area, the FA success rate with Edward Jones is about 1 out of 10 and those people are the ones that either have inside friends within Edward Jones or have a few wealthy relatives willing to invest big bucks until you can develop your client base. You "do not" want to come on board as a "new-new". Make sure you already know an Edward Jones Financial Advisor who is willing to help train and allow you to work in "his" office and is committed to sharing some of his overflow business to insure that you succeed ....... so breaking into the "good old boy" network in your area is imperative to success, again, you "do not" want to start as a "new-new".
Hope this helps anyone considering Edward Jones as a career in financial advisement. – less
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Efficient workplace, 2 person offices
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), Queens, NYDecember 9, 2013
Pros: benefits 401k, participate in stock market, medical
Cons: half hour lunches, 2 person offices
Typical day at work consists of checking all forms or mail for messages & checks. Make deposits & transfers. Open new accounts & process paperworks.
Answer all customer questions or refer to Advisor.
Check all documents completed & scanned. Scheduling.
I learned to maintain client service by phone, email, in person and thru following paper trails at – more... the same time. Managements role was to make sure the office was following policy. Contact with co-workers was via telephone or email and annual meetings. Co workers protocol was to help each other. The hardest part of the job was completing large tasks with only small chunks of time. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting customer satisfaction. – less
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Truly puts the customer first.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR (Former Employee), State College, PADecember 5, 2013
Does business face to face, no marketing schemes.

Outstanding training program.
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Position did not fit my skills which made position unconfortable
Team Leader Anti-Money Laundering/Cash Control (Former Employee), St. Louis, MODecember 2, 2013
Pros: good associates but new job responsibilities made position not for me
I was suppose to lead a team but never given chance due to change in job responsibilities.
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Very flexible schedule, family oriented, personal goal driven
Financial Advisor (Former Employee), Fort Collins, CONovember 23, 2013
Pros: open door policy, create your own schedule
I was only able to study for the Series 7 test during my time there in that company, but they were very helpful and encouraging in all aspects.
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Educational and supportive
Office Administrator / Financial Advisor Assistant (Former Employee), Tucson, AZNovember 22, 2013
Pros: educational, supportive
Cons: pay
Support system is great, not much advancement opportunities and pay is not the best.
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Investment Firm
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee), Cobb County GANovember 21, 2013
I only worked in an on call capacity when an office needed someone there to be and administrator in an office.
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Productive, Family oriented, Employee sensitive
Operations Specialist (Contractor) (Current Employee), St. Louis, MONovember 12, 2013
Very professional environment but mindful of the family life/work balance. Everyone values each others skills and abilities and operates as a team to get the job done. Everyone is respected. Hardest part of the job is not being able to be employed full time. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people and the opportunity to learn new skills on a daily – more... basis. – less
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Senior Programmer Analyst (Current Employee), St Louis, MONovember 6, 2013
Edward Jones is like every other large investment firm, think again. We are a leader in the financial-services industry, but we take a personal approach to business, an approach that starts with a face-to-face meeting between a financial advisor and you.
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excellent training and support team
Branch Office Marketing Administrator (Current Employee), Cumming, GANovember 4, 2013
Pros: family-oriented
Cons: very long commute
• Research marketing prospects, plan marketing events, mailings, and advertising
• learned marketing techniques
• Independent working environment
• enjoy seeing the outcome of an event
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Ability to make own hours
Senior Branch Administrator (Former Employee), Oak Creek WIOctober 21, 2013
fast based office with great clients/
Oak creek WI
A lot about the financial industry
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Excellent company
Sr Service Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 17, 2013
Great work experience. Down turn in economy made selling investments difficult. Great growth potential

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