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 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
  • Edward Jones scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3690 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 3187 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.0
Edward Jones employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.8
Edward Jones employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.2
Edward Jones employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
92%
92%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Edward Jones Ceo Penny Pennington
91%
91%Penny Pennington
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Edward Jones employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Edward Jones has 159 more total submitted salaries than Merrill Lynch.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Analyst2 Salaries
CA$87,000/yr
Administrative Assistant1 Salaries
CA$56,795/yr
Intern1 Salaries
CA$51,725/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Financial Advisor88 Salaries
CA$41,380/yr
BOA Branch Office Administrator35 Salaries
CA$42,593/yr
BOA2 Salaries
CA$75,757/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 159 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 148 reviews)
Pros
"Home office"(in 176 reviews)
"Great training"(in 168 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 111 reviews)
"Financial advisor"(in 81 reviews)
Cons
"Door knocking"(in 221 reviews)
"Door to door"(in 170 reviews)
Featured Review
"great company"Feb 16, 2021

Former Employee - Debt Capital Markets Analyst

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

Pros

amazing company and an industry leader

Cons

none experienced while working at Merrill

Current Employee - Home Office Associate

I have been working at Edward Jones full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Outstanding Firm with an amazing growth culture. Everyone’s opinion matter, there is open communication between leader and associate, growth is encouraged and professional development is supported.

Cons

From my perspective, there is none!

Advice to Management

Continue fostering this great inclusive and respectful culture

Job Postings

Edward Jones has 1,490 more recently posted open jobs than Merrill Lynch.