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Jan 15, 2007 12:10 am

Would those of you who have been with Jones please summarize both the advantages and disadvantages of going with them? 


My impression of EJ prior to reading these threads was that they have a very good reputation, they are ranked very high in customer satisfaction as well as IR satisfaction.  These forums give me the opposite impression- it seems there are more Jones "bashers" here than anything else.


Thanks.

Jan 15, 2007 12:43 am

Oh please, Dear Lord, not THIS again!!!!

Jan 15, 2007 12:59 am

maybe you'll get some response, but use the search function and you can find many threads discussing this topic

Jan 15, 2007 1:10 am
Philo Kvetch:

Oh please, Dear Lord, not THIS again!!!!





Is this possibly indicative of the relative mental acuity and technological aptitude of Jones' typical new IR's?

Jan 15, 2007 2:25 am
acktucker:

- it seems there are more Jones "bashers" here than anything else.


Thanks.



Man, did you open a can o' worms.

Jan 15, 2007 9:26 am

acktucker,


    You are absolutely right about their ratings in the publications, but there is so much that you can't see from the outside.  There are many internal goings-on that will be painfully obvious once you are in the system.  Then you have to determine if you will continue to drink the koolaid or if you'll get tired of it and leave. I used to sing the Jones fight song, until I woke up and realized that the grass is greener once you get trained and can stand on your own two feet.

Jan 15, 2007 10:40 am

Sorry for the worms - Joe, easy on the insults. 


Free, thanks for the insight.

Jan 15, 2007 1:54 pm
acktucker:

Sorry for the worms - Joe, easy on the insults. 


Free, thanks for the insight.



What insults?  I asked a question.  Would you like me to rephrase it with shorter words so that you can understand?

Jan 15, 2007 4:39 pm
joedabrkr:
acktucker:

Sorry for the worms - Joe, easy on the insults. 


Free, thanks for the insight.




What insults?  I asked a question.  Would you like me to rephrase it with shorter words so that you can understand?


ACKTucker- Joe is an older man so sometimes he forgets that most of society has manners outside of himself. If I can help you with your decision I will be more than happy to do so. In my estimation all brokerage companies look strangely similiar when you gross less than 250K annually. As you move beyond that level, independence becomes an attractive option to many.

Jan 15, 2007 5:23 pm
noggin:

ACKTucker- Joe is an older man so sometimes he forgets that most of society has manners outside of himself.


...take it easy...I think I'M older than Joe!!!

Jan 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Indyone:
noggin:

ACKTucker- Joe is an older man so sometimes he forgets that most of society has manners outside of himself.


...take it easy...I think I'M older than Joe!!!



Usually most of us "older men" have some culture and pretty good manners.  I don't know why Noggin felt it necessary to go there.....

Jan 15, 2007 7:36 pm

One other thing we have is a thicker hide...

Jan 16, 2007 10:33 pm
joedabrkr:
Indyone:
noggin:

ACKTucker- Joe is an older man so sometimes he forgets that most of society has manners outside of himself.


...take it easy...I think I'M older than Joe!!!




Usually most of us "older men" have some culture and pretty good manners.  I don't know why Noggin felt it necessary to go there.....


Joe- I meant no offense but sometimes you do tee off on a reasonable question, usually when they are asked by a newbie to the forum. I have never questioned your insight or Indyone's for that matter but there is a lot of value in this forum, and I know that I have profited from the insight of the posters on more than one occasion.

Jan 16, 2007 10:37 pm

I have always wondered why there is a big disconnect between the
glowing reports of the brokers who work for EJ and the ones who used
to?  Any comments?

Jan 16, 2007 11:04 pm
noggin:
joedabrkr:
Indyone:

[quote=noggin]ACKTucker- Joe is an older man so sometimes he forgets that most of society has manners outside of himself.[/quote]


...take it easy...I think I'M older than Joe!!!



Usually most of us "older men" have some culture and pretty good manners.  I don't know why Noggin felt it necessary to go there.....


Joe- I meant no offense but sometimes you do tee off on a reasonable question, usually when they are asked by a newbie to the forum. I have never questioned your insight or Indyone's for that matter but there is a lot of value in this forum, and I know that I have profited from the insight of the posters on more than one occasion.



Point made and taken to heart.

Then again there is a search button up there, and sometimes it is annoying to see the same question asked over and over again when it's been beaten to death on prior threads.  This is a no-nonsense business and folks will do well by learning that.

Jan 19, 2007 6:37 am
acktucker:

Would those of you who have been with Jones please summarize both the advantages and disadvantages of going with them? 


My impression of EJ prior to reading these threads was that they have a very good reputation, they are ranked very high in customer satisfaction as well as IR satisfaction.  These forums give me the opposite impression- it seems there are more Jones "bashers" here than anything else.


Thanks.



I would not make a decision about a career by what you read in these forums. It is likely to be skewed towards negative because of the ease of access. It's a well know fact that people who have a beef will yell louder than those who are happy.


Please read these posts with a healthy bit of skepticism. Both ways.

Jan 20, 2007 1:01 pm

That's some of the best advice you can get for free..... Always investigate both sides of any issue. ALWAYS!

Jan 21, 2007 7:33 pm

I cant' figure out why all the Jones-bashing goes on, either.


Edward Jones consistently ranks at the top of ALL surveys/polls in whatever area you want to poll folks about.


The customers rank Jones at the top, and the Jones employees rank Jones at the top. 'Nuff said.


I wish those who were just a flash in the pan at Jones would move on and discuss something else. I just can't believe that ANYONE who has left/been fired from Jones was doing well while they were there.


I don't know a single successful Jones IR who isn't thrilled with the firm and the direction in which things are headed. (However, I do know several who aren't cutting it and do nothing but run the firm down, but they won't be kept around much longer and will soon be keeping the other "has beens" on this forum company.



Jan 21, 2007 7:58 pm

I don't know a single successful Jones IR who isn't thrilled with the firm and

the direction in which things are headed.

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You need to get out more...plenty of successful have left. So obviously they

weren't "thrilled" enough. Plenty stay put, too, but the above statement is

one of the more clueless I've seen.

Jan 21, 2007 11:14 pm

Borker,


Didn't you take over a decent size office?  You're the guy that we always made fun of when the regional leader asked you to go upfront and "enlighten" the rest of us on how to be successful.  I NEVER heard one guy who took over an office contribute ANY of their success to taking over an office.  I did, however, hear people say "yeah, I took over an office. But, it was almost more trouble than it was worth."  In the future, please don't say that to the new/new guy struggling with the home office just to get into an office.