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Very Good Company
Financial Advisor Trainee (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 June 2017
Edward Jones is an excellent company, with a great work ethic and fantastic employees. Their culture is top notch and they are number one with client satisfaction.
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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During the screening process, expect to evaluated by an archaic and outdated automated system.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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Very tough environment to work in.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON2 April 2017
High pressured position with continuing education required. If you don't pass the required education your job is eliminated immediately.
You work 7 days a week and are expected to make a minimum of 25 follow up cold calls per day as well as look after your client appointments. You are expected to do your courses while you run your branch. Make sure you know what your a getting into before you leave a current employer. There is no work life balance. This company has absolutely No empathy for their employees.
Pros
No Pros
Cons
Poor work life balance
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Great Work Experience
Branch Office Administrator, On-call (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 March 2017
Amazing work environment, consistent immediate assistance from head office when required. A typical day at work would include setting up the workstation and processing calls from various clientele.
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No Training, long days, poor salary
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Spruce Grove, AB28 February 2017
I worked for an advisor and senior BOA for 6 months and hated it, the senior BOA would not train me and told me to do online tutorials.... kind of hard when the customer is right in front of you and I have no idea how to process his request.

The pay was horrible and the bonus was very misleading.

I don not recommend working for this company!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
no training, low pay, long days.
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Branch Office Administrator (BOA) Full time (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 February 2017
Edward Jones is one of the best places to work.

The company has a lot of good employees. Management is great and there are a lot of good opportunities to work there.

I really enjoyed my time working for Edward Jones
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Salary
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Financial sales
Investment Representative (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON6 February 2017
great training

must be open to learning

door to door meet up investors

excellent commission

own your own business

sell insurance and mutual funds
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
long hours
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edward jones
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 October 2016
is a great place to work - apart from your day-to-day tasks you can engage in different groups and projects. It never gets boring. The work you do is rewarding - not only because " but also because management supports you and your career goals and there is also a bonus program in place.
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Branch Office Administrator (Current Employee) –  Calgary AB22 August 2016
The company is made up of (mostly) 2 person offices - an advisor and an administrator. The advisor is the "franchise owner" and the company is "beautifully designed" to favour the advisor over an administrator in all situations.

If you get a great advisor, you will be able to work in a fantastic environment, and feel valued in your role. If you get a bad advisor, your job is in jeopardy at all times, as you can be let go due to any reason the advisor makes up. There is not many opportunities to transfer, as there must be an opening with another advisor to do so. (Read: little job security)

The pay is INCREDIBLY low! Especially for the amount of work that is involved with this administrator position. However, in most cases there is a great deal of personal flexibility, as a trade off.
Cons
Unstable conditions, very low pay, may often work alone for extended periods of time
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Drinking the Kool-Aid
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC14 April 2016
EJ keeps telling that it is your business, well it is not. Your book of client doesn't belong to you but to Edward Jones. Training is next to non.I wouldn't recommend anybody working for them.
Pros
Non
Cons
Total control of what you are doing
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Not advanced
Senior Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 March 2016
Industry changes and adaptation to economic difficulties put the firm out of flavour. These struggles of poor leadership flow through the company channels. Recent high turnover and some bad leadership choices have set the company back. Great place for competitors to head hunt some quality talent.
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Great Company
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2016
Great Company to work with, very good culture, people are nice and learn lots of stuffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edward Jones is an ethical company, lots of energy, very good environment
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take incoming calls, wires, emails and faxes. provide customer relations, conflict resolution, trade execution and trade assistance/education.
Licensed Financial Advisor & Clt Rel Spec'ist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON29 January 2016
client relation, conflict resolution, attention to detail, time management, cooperation within department and outside, service targets statistics and standards, industry knowledge up to date, communication and rapport building, technical program knowledge building and sharing. apply Delighting Customer programs - to ensure first contact resolution and happy clients.

Performance driven and insightful Licensed Senior Financial Advisor and Client Relations Specialist in a Head Office environment with a proven ability to meet and exceed all performance standards, development and firm goals in a high volume and dynamic environment
Pros
constant interaction with clients internal and external, positive work enviroment
Cons
poor team leader management
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solid financial full service brokerage
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON7 December 2015
well respected within the financial industry. Great training program and business model. Great mentorship available to new hires starting out their business
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Great company
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 November 2015
It is a great culture and a wonderful company to work for in general.
Sometimes has been great and sometimes it hasn't, depending on the team and especially on the team leader.
Pros
great people
Cons
long hours
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Well organized and profitable company
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 October 2015
Niche market and a company with long standing history and ability to adapt to markets. Great group of people to work with. The company offers many positions and opportunities fro growth.
Pros
24 hour operation
Cons
physically demanding
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Long hours, extreme oversight, high expectations
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC5 September 2015
The hardest part of the job is the oversight by home office and peers in your region. Every aspect of the job is tracked and monitored, even if you are exceeding expectations. Edward Jones attracts advisors with the promise of flexibility and training, this does not exist.
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