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Edward Jones Overview

Saint Louis, MO (US)
10000+ employees
1922
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (CAD) per year

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Best Places to Work: 2019 (#24)

Company Updates

  • We are excited to announce Edward Jones Financial Advisors Rate Firm “Highest Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms", according to J.D. Power.

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor's Rate Firm Highest According to J.D. Power | Edward Jones

    For the 10th time, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks "Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" by J.D. Power. Edward Jones financial advisors gave the highest satisfaction ratings in all of the seven study categories, with a score of 909 points out of 1,000. This compares to the industry average of 726.

  • If you have critical thinking skills, good judgement, and want to make a difference in people’s lives, we can train you to be a successful financial advisor.

    A Career Right for You - Edward Jones

    As a financial advisor at Edward Jones, personal goal-setting starts on day one. Through hard work and dedication to reach these goals early on, you can find work-life balance and unlimited earning potential as you build your career. To meet these goals, you are given the autonomy to run your own practice and work your own hours.

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Edward Jones – Why Work For Us?


Where business is personal.

Founded in 1922, Edward Jones is a financial services leader with more than 14,000 financial advisors. We are the career destination for driven professionals eager to make a difference, from financial advisors and branch office administrators to the home office teams who support them.

Our culture has been recognized 18 times on FORTUNE magazine’s ‘Best Companies to Work for’ list. We invest heavily in our associates, offering comprehensive benefits, training and career development opportunities.

* FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 9, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.

 


 Industry-Leading Support Teams

Although our financial advisors operate autonomous practices, they aren’t on their own. More than 14,000 financial advisors rely on the guidance and expertise of our support teams, from branch office administrators in their offices to analysts in our home office. Discover the role that’s right for you.

Branch Office Administrators

As a branch office administrator, you’ll partner with a financial advisor to operate a branch office in your own community. You’ll work closely with your financial advisor to provide administrative support, scheduling services and other duties that help maintain the branch’s success. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for people in your community alongside a highly successful financial services leader.

Home Office Professionals

Our home office professionals are key to providing our financial advisors with the data and insight they need to make important financial decisions for their clients. In both St. Louis, Mo. and Tempe, Ariz., our home office professionals research the latest financial products, analyze current market trends, train new financial advisors and maintain technology tools. They enjoy an culture that values flexibility and career growth, as well as an opportunity to shape the success of financial advisors across the U.S. and Canada.

A better firm. A better experience.

With your background, skills and experience, you’ve already found success in the wealth management industry. But have you found your ideal career? At Edward Jones, we’ve designed every aspect of our business model around serving your clients, from your branch office with your own branch office administrator, to your compensation to development that helps you reach your career goals. 

Our business model is centered around individual financial advisors across the country, and providing them with the tools and technology they need to grow their practice and serve their clients.

You can build a better practice at Edward Jones with support from the home office and your dedicated branch office administrator, firm-paid branch office, and industry-leading compensation. Bring your ambition and leadership, and we’ll empower you to take your practice to the next level. Learn how we’ve helped many of our financial advisors who came to Edward Jones looking for more.

Follow our lead. 

Edward Jones is a financial services leader with more than $900 billion in assets. Managing that wealth is a team of more than 14,000 financial advisors, many of whom come from backgrounds like yours. Accountants and analysts. Bankers and brokers.  As a financial advisor, we’ll work with you to build a wealth management practice that fulfills your personal goals of flexibility and work-life balance, as well as your professional goals of career growth and income.

More than a living.

In branch offices across the country, our financial advisors are making differences in their communities by helping clients achieve their goals. With a passion for service and award-winning training, they help people plan for life’s big moments, such as retirement, sending a child to college, or buying a first house. And, we’re behind them every step of the way.  


Close the deal. 

No travel. No income caps. No limits. That’s the ultimate sale, and it’s one we’ve successfully closed with more than 14,000 financial advisors across the county. Bring your skills and ambition, and we’ll show you a career with balance and autonomy.    We enable the entrepreneurial spirit within our financial advisors. Our financial advisors run their own practices and work their own hours. Their success is their own, and they’re rewarded with unlimited earning potential and positive work-life balance. 

Stop selling yourself short.

Edward Jones’ proven products and services position our financial advisors for long-term stability and success. It takes hard work and dedication to start a practice, but our industry-leading training and development program ensures you have a partner every step of the way. Hear from some of our own financial advisors who traded in their rental cars for branch offices in their communities.  

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    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The firm is truly focused on putting clients first. Revenue is the result of taking care of clients and their needs. Once the revenue does start coming in, it's Industry leading compensation, with the potential for unlimited income. Flexibility in working hours allows work/life balance. Constant support and resources, and technology that is the best in the industry. The expectations that were placed on me when I was hired almost 10 years ago haven't changed.

    Cons

    A LOT of work during the first 5-ish years. Be prepared to make personal sacrifices (ie. spending more time on building your business and less with family and friends) early on so that you can live the life most people only dream about. If you're looking for a job where you can just show up and put in the time to earn a pay-cheque, this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we're doing. Highest client satisfaction in the industry didn't happen by accident.

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Edward Jones Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Edward Jones (Toronto, ON) in January-2018.

    Interview

    I applied for this position in January and got an offer in June. Despite having a long interview process it has paid off, now that I am working for Edward Jones.

    The interview process started off with a screening process, where they ask you very typical interview questions.

    The next step was to meet with a Financial Advisor who was in the field and they asked you questions about what your ideal business would look like, what drives you, what makes you different, etc. Again, these were standard questions.

    Third was a business plan submission, where you fill out a template for your ideal business. This is to try and give Edward Jones an idea of what your business would look like on paper.

    Lastly was a "day in the life" of a Financial Advisor, where you apply your skills.

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Edward Jones Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For®, FORTUNE Magazine, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials, Fortune, 2018
  • Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study, 2013
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