Compare Merrill Lynch vs Edward Jones BETA

See how working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merrill Lynch vs. Edward Jones. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merrill Lynch

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Edward Jones

Employee Ratings

  • Merrill Lynch scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Edward Jones scored higher in 4 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2997 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2679 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.8
Edward Jones employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.7
Edward Jones employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
4.0
Edward Jones employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
91%
91%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
89%
89%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Edward Jones employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Edward Jones has 102 more total submitted salaries than Merrill Lynch.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Analyst2 Salaries
CA$85,337/yr
Administrative Assistant1 Salaries
CA$55,709/yr
Operations Analyst1 Salaries
CA$53,654/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor54 Salaries
CA$40,604/yr
BOA Branch Office Administrator13 Salaries
CA$40,000/yr
Field Supervision Director (Branch Manager/Compliance Officer)2 Salaries
CA$97,860/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Home office" was the most mentioned Pro at Edward Jones.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Door knocking" was the most mentioned Con at Edward Jones.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 145 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 132 reviews)
Pros
"Home office"(in 168 reviews)
"Great training"(in 159 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 107 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 75 reviews)
Cons
"Door knocking"(in 209 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 163 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at Merrill Lynch for more than 5 years

Pros

Flexible work atmosphere to work in

Cons

Building not the best (could be renovated)

Current Employee - Financial Advisor

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Independent IIROC regulated firm means that Financial Advisors can buy the whole universe of Stocks/Bonds/ETF’s/Mutual Funds for clients.

Cons

Edward Jones doesn’t have a banking division that can feed prospective clients to Financials Advisors. FA’s must build the business themselves

Advice to Management

Stay a private partnership and keep the focus on clients rather than maximizing profits at all costs.

Job Postings

Edward Jones has 1,668 more recently posted open jobs than Merrill Lynch.