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Edward Jones Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility in working hours allows work/life balance" (in 110 reviews)

  • "Great training to get you up and running" (in 141 reviews)

Cons
  • "75-85% of time spent door to door trying to generate prospective clients" (in 135 reviews)

  • "You will do excessive door knocking" (in 172 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.


  2. "Investment Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    leadership training
    home office support
    recognition of ideas and suggestions
    client support offering
    technology platform

    Cons

    large ships often move slowly

  3. "Financial Advisor"

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

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the culture & training

    Cons

    Not easy to be with EJ, great learning skills required

    Advice to Management

    Personal one to one training required


  4. "Financial Advisor"

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent organizational culture, strong resources and support, commitment to putting clients first.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, requires tremendous self-discipline and focus.

    Advice to Management

    I’m proud to be part of the organization, management is doing an excellent job.


  5. "Great place to build a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Trainee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I joined Edward Jones in July, so far they have provided a terrific training plan and team spirit. This is the place to be if you are willing to do the work and commit yourself to building a lifelong career.

    Cons

    There is only a base salary and the rest of your earning is based on commission . You need to have another income stream in your family to survive the first year.

    Advice to Management

    So far I have only seen positive points and can say keep up the good work!


  6. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Exemplary commitment or resources and services all designed to support the FA in their role of working for and with the long term conservative investor.
    Private practice with full-paid quality office and full time, dedicated assistant.
    World class technology and just-in-time training.
    Limited Partnership structure offers excellent additional remuneration opportunities.
    Retirement program is generous to the advisor and respectful to the client.

    Cons

    Firm's success and reputation is not well understood by the advisor community.

    Advice to Management

    Continue excellent strategic growth work in Canada, with a view to deeping the brand experience and extending the opportunity to be an Edward Jones client to more deserving investors.


  7. "11 year veteran who has never been more excited about the opportunity in front of me"

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

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

    Pros

    Limitless opportunity for personal and professional growth, there is no ceiling holding you back. You WILL make a difference in the lives of multiple generations of your clients, your community and your family.

    Cons

    It is probably the toughest work you'll ever do; you'll be challenged on a daily basis, for years to come. But that's also what makes it so full-filling!

  8. "Financial Advisor at Edward Jones"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advsor in Picton, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advsor in Picton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Edward Jones full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Edward Jones provides tremendous support, both administratively and in terms of research. This allows us to function as independently as possible creating an exciting entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    Tough going to start but very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  9. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in St. Albert, AB
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in St. Albert, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is focused on the best interests of the client. Working for a private and independent company means that rather than being profit focused, we are long-term focused with our decision making.

    Cons

    Working in your own branch requires a level of independence, and a business owner mentality that is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of how initiatives can affect the firm's larger culture.


  10. "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 10 years)

    Pros

    Independence. Limitless earning potential.
    No BOSS!!!!

    Cons

    Its a long challenging path to financial success and independence.


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