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Sales oriented
FINANCIAL ADVISOR (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 November 2017
Door-to-door sales pitch as a financial advisor. If you can't door-knock, you won't success. Extremely supportive but demanding company culture. Someone will always look over your shoulder, but if you can't make the targeted goals, your business won't last either way.
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Garbage.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON13 November 2017
If you have to REALLY sell the job to get prospective employees, have ridiculously high turnover of same employees, and have to do the same thing to get and retain clients there is something wrong with your business model.
There's also a reason why self directed discount brokerages are taking over - the general public has been screwed over enough by salespeople claiming to be financially literate.
Obsolete, foul smell like the used car salesmen of days gone by.
Do everyone a favour and stay away from this company and others like it. If you're a client, move your portfolio to either a real independent broker or manage your own money.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, unethical
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Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 November 2017
They favor the advisors and not the administrators who basically do all the work..
The job is pretty enjoyable but its the beauracacy that isn't enjoyable
I loved meeting the clients and getting to know them
Pros
Hmmmmm
Cons
Long hours -no work life balance
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Great culture, coworkers and training
FINANCIAL ADVISOR (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ON7 November 2017
Great culture and coworkers. Long hours. Expect very little pay for the first several years. Very emotionally changeling. Lots of door knocking and cold calls
Pros
Free perks from wholesalers and trips
Cons
Long hours, little pay
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Perfect for the person who thrives on working independently.
Branch Office (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON7 November 2017
At Edward Jones, you work as part of a team in a 2 person branch office, providing a variety of administrative support tasks to a Financial Advisor.
The culture is relaxed and informal, but professional.
You must enjoy working alone, and possess the initiative and confidence to proceed with tasks independently.
The opportunity is there to be eligible for Branch Office bonuses.
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odd culture, weak field leadership
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 October 2017
As a company run by financial advisers with an almost religious reverence to past general partners, it takes some getting used to. Millennials will not fit in unless they like to "do it the way we have always done it".

Hard work as you go door to door in your neighbourhood.
Pros
lots of encouragement during training
Cons
long hours, minimal benefits, old school mentality, leaders
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Great place to work
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2017
Edward Jones is a great firm, they support you and give you all the tools to succeed. If you're willing to put in long hours and work your tail off you will be successful. The starting pay isn't great but the benefits are good, the people are great and if you put the time in the paycheques will grow. Everyone is always willing to help you, you just have to ask. They are just like anything in life, if you put the time and effort in you'll be rewarded.
Pros
Company culture
Cons
starting salary
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Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto28 September 2017
This review is not just true of Edward Jones but of some other firms as well. Someone just of the streets will probably not succeed no matter how hard of an effort you make. Jones can do a pretty good job teaching you to door-knock (yes you have to do this - a lot) and sales in general. There is only one problem, to succeed as a financial adviser you need to gather assets quickly and you probably won't do that going door to door as a newbie. You need to bag assets from other advisers or have wealthy friends and family who are willing to let you manage their assets. The former cannot be taught and the latter depends on your situation. If you can get 2 to 3 million in a year by these means then you will (probably) be ok, otherwise you will fail, no matter how hard you work. Most of the Edward Jones FAs that are successful got that way by having assets given to them by Edward Jones (took over an existing office, played politics, etc) or brought assets with them from another firm. It is very unlikely you will succeed with Edward Jones if you start from scratch.
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Very lonely
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 September 2017
Since there are only the two of you per Office it got very lonely and boring at times.
Tasks were menial and mundane.
There was no workplace culture...it was a tiny office with only us.
The hardest part of the job would be trying to find something to do when I would go days with no meetings booked or entries to make.
Pros
Learned a lot about mutual funds and investing
Cons
Boring
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Good culture, but the work load and the targets are hard
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 September 2017
typical work day include doing door to door, calling and meeting new people,

you do have support from the head office but its all upto you to find your clients

the hardest part would be going 6 hours a day knocking and peoples door, raining snowing or hot blustering summer.

I personally enjoyed meeting people to help them out and also company does some entertainment
Pros
good company culture
Cons
door knocking
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Always new and exciting
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON30 August 2017
It is always a challenge to prospect for new clients. But this is also the most difficult aspect of the job. There are many rejections from clients, but ones must learn from experience and apply to new business prospect.
Pros
always something new
Cons
commission
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People are nice but the work-life balance is near to non-existent when just building your practice
Financial Advisor Trainee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 August 2017
People are nice but the work-life balance is near to non-existent when just building your practice especially in the tougher markets like Toronto. Good opportunity though but I would recommend it to those who don't have much other obligations like young children etc.
Pros
NIce supportive environment
Cons
Long hours to build your practice especially in the tough Toronto market
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Be Your Own boss
Registered Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 August 2017
The training is excellent. Back office and corporate support is extra-ordinary. Help is just a phone call away.
Very conservative firm policy and sticks to a proven way of doing business
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Unimpressed
Branch Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB17 July 2017
I worked as a BOA for this company for 5 years. As an Administrator it was a decent enough job, easy hours, ok benefits and easy to maintain a social life.
The pay is not in line with the amount of work duties you may have and don't let them fool you about bonuses or advancement as it's all based on your FA. You won't qualify for a thing if they decide you don't deserve it or they dislike you. There have been many instances where the FA has gotten away with harassment and verbal abuses towards their BOA and unless you get the labor board involved, nothing will happen.

As the saying goes: BOA's cost money, FA's make money.

If you luck out and get a good person to work in office with, you'll be rewarded and be apart of a Team which makes it a nice place to work for. Just know that you have no job security as it's one FA and one BOA to office and if your FA doesn't meet all the extremely high and unreasonable requirements, you may be out of a job. When I was let go due to the loss of my FA, the Regional Leader of the Northern Alberta Region did not even call me to see if I was ok or offer any support.
Pros
Monday to Friday with no weekend shifts, great for family life
Cons
Terrible pay and no accountability for the FA's when it comes to the treatments of their BOA's
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high pressure
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 June 2017
It was a very results-driven atmosphere, with high pressure to hit the numbers every month. Management varied through the year, with different styles displayed
and their Human Resources Dep. are the worst when it comes to resolving conflicts. boo
Pros
none
Cons
stone-age technology and marketing techniques
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Awesome place to work
On-Call Business Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  St. Albert, AB24 June 2017
Edward Jones is the ideal company to work for. There are tons of advancement opportunities within the company, and they are very supportive of all of their employees.
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Family Company Policy
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Excellent culture
Leader, Training (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 June 2017
great people work here and they have a good focus on the advisors. some of their methods are really old but it seems to work for them. there is a separation of advisors from the head office.
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Not A Company I Would Recommend
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Saskatchewan16 May 2017
During the screening process, expect to evaluated by an archaic and outdated automated system. Expect to be pressured into doing and saying whatever it takes to gain new clients or you can expect your job security to be nil. It's cold calling and portraying yourself as more than you are. Edward Jones doesn't want financial advisors, they want door to door carpet salesmen with degrees, that they can pay less than the degree is worth.
Pros
Performance incentives
Cons
Long hours, really bad pay and a company that feels ethically challenged.
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Great place to build a small business/professional financial practice
FINANCIAL ADVISOR (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 May 2017
The best I can say about Edward Jones is its client-centric culture and advisor-focused team environment. It provides advisors with great technical support to serve clients well. At the same time, advisors have extensive autonomy as to how he or she would like to build the practice in the branch office.
Pros
Individual Branch Office and Client-centric philosophy
Cons
Long hours of work in the initial three to five years
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Great in Career Development; Bad in Work/Life Balance
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 April 2017
You are promised by the senior management to become a superstar in your advisory services career due to one main cause - you have to be able to work extremely long hours in the beginning. I would not mind long working hours if I don't have my 3 years old. When you don't mind long working hours, it is the right place to burn your time for a rewarding career.
Pros
Great place to learn
Cons
Long hours
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