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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated 10 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility for god work/life balance" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Great training and support; put clients interest first; industry leading compensation" (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • "75-85% of time spent door to door trying to generate prospective clients" (in 140 reviews)

  • "You will do excessive door knocking" (in 181 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Financial Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Edward Jones Response

    28 Sep, 2018 – FACD program

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write Edward Jones a review. At Edward Jones we appreciate everything our employees do to put the Client first. It is understood that the Financial Advisor... More


  2. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing inclusive Culture. Allows anyone to thrive if they are willing to put in the effort to grow a successful business.
    Great work environment to have a family and run a successful business.
    Only way to fail is if you don't put in the effort.

    Cons

    Not for you if you don't have an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on quality hires, consider adding PM status option, consider potential for team office.

  3. "so so"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pension, decent enough hours

    Cons

    no job security at all


  4. "Edward Jones Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Port Moody, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Port Moody, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Get to run your own business with incredible support and research department.
    Great pay with no ceiling. Good benefits.
    Private partnership with a long standing client first culture which is still forefront today. Allows us to best serve.
    Get to really help people.
    Technology leader.
    Though individual offices, a connected region of advisors.
    Great company, could go on and on.

    Cons

    It is not easy to build any business especially early on. It takes take a strong commitment. You need to find clients on your own and this is the hardest part of the job. It can take years to do so but EJ has a nice payment structure and support system to help you achieve success.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the hard work of getting more Edward Jones offices in more Canadian communities where we can better serve investors!


  5. "Financial advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and support; put clients interest first; industry leading compensation.

    Cons

    They should do more marketing and let other people know how great the company is to work for.


  6. "Best career decision I've ever made"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    support from Advisors in my area and from Home Office, ongoing training, detail of information we receive on products, recognition of success

    Cons

    hard work for the first few years

    Advice to Management

    never change our client first focus


  7. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Leading Financial Service Firm;
    2. Always keep the clients' interest first.
    3. Strong and dedicated research professional team.
    4. Treat employees well: continuous training throughout career; leading compensation and comprehensive business support ,

    Cons

    Need to have more talented good people to join Edward Jones, so that we can serve more long term, serious, individual investors (families).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.

  8. "company review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Richmond, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent company culture, trust and help with each other

    Cons

    long travel for business meeting sometimes


  9. "Financial Advisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Victoria, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independence, great culture and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough Financial Advisors to share the work load!

    Advice to Management

    We need to hire more good people!


  10. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Delta, BC
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Delta, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the firm for over 7 years. I have a full time firm paid Branch Office Administror that supports me and my clients. I have my own firm paid branch office in my community. Our tools and technology have continuously improved since I started and provides my clients comfort and clarity .Industry Advisors that have recently joined our firm state that our technology is second to none. The company is very client centric . All tenured advisors should seriously consider Edward Jones, and look at our new compensation model. There is also custom compensation for advisors that will be bringing specific assets in. All of this is treated with the utmost confidence. If you desire a work/life balance , a company that supports women , inclusion and diversity this is the firm to go to.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work like no one else for the first several years. There's an established process that works, so be prepared to come way out of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to your community that you plan to open your office in. You need to also be able to manage your time, and be very organized. If you are lacking any one of these things, this is not the place for you!. If you have the drive to do all these things, Edward Jones is the best place for you and your family!

    Advice to Management

    We are the largest firm in North America. It’s time that Canada invest in more firm paid advertising on radio, tv, media . We are very good at what we do and we need more people to know about us