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May 14, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi Everyone:

  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a question regarding EJ training. As I continue to do my due dilligence, I was wondering if any Ameriprise experts out there could answer the following questions:   1. Training: How does it differ from EJ? Do they let you spend 100% of your time studying for the 7 and 63? Do they provide a structured plan like EJ.   2. Office Culture:  I drove over to a local office yesterday and saw what appears to be many reps in one location. Is this the case?   3. Building Business:  They say there is no cold calling. I find this hard to believe. I know they have programs in place for leads generation, but to what extent? Is there smoke and mirrors going on here.   Finally...and off AG Edwards still a stand alone office structure or are all of their reps working inside Wachovia branches?   Thanks again!  
May 14, 2008 9:27 pm


  I appreciate the frankness. On the surface, EJ does look better, more organized and more of a family setting. I would be starting from scratch in my mid 40's and would need the support staff. BTW, is mid-40's for an age too old or right in the wheel house?    
May 14, 2008 9:31 pm

I think that’s a perfect age, assuming you have the finances to get into this industry (that’s often an age of kids, preparing to send off to college, etc.).  I think as long as you have more than 10 years until you want to retire (so you can reap some rewards), this can be a good industry.

May 14, 2008 9:47 pm


  You'r like the Godfather of reason. You are all over these boards and much appreciated my friend! If I get in, I'll probably stop coloring my hair. I'd imagine gray is good in the business. LOL!    
May 15, 2008 1:18 am


  No I have not. Will they train you for the 7 and how do they differ from an EJ in terms of culture and process?