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Predatory firm pushing their own expensive and crumby financial products under the guise of financial advisory.

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That is an interesting opinion. One of the reasons I came to Jones 13 years ago from Wachovia Securities during the Wells Fargo merger was Jones being a private firm with no proprietary products. As a CFP with primarily a fee based book using the most common index funds for the base of most portfolios from Vanguard to ishares. I’d be curious to see what you consider non-crumby financial products?

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I’d consider the reputation that everyone is commenting on - even if you’re not a sales monkey, it’s not a name that will give you much clout in when you’re looking for the next role. I’d compare it to like northwestern mutual

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There is a lot of change happening at the firm. I’m a home-based associate in marketing. No suit & tie required. I wouldn’t say it’s a totally modern company (yet) but there are people within the company pushing for that. But we still have a ways to go in my opinion, particularly with process & culture.

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I've never worked there, but have had dozens for recent college grads reach out to me as an alumni to sell me insurance/investments. It's a sales gig.

Lol … I am offered in IT strategy side

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Lol guys.. I understand your frustration and trust me I am not looking to become one and will not be responsible for flooding your emails. I am just looking for someone who is not a financial advisor at the firm and has a perspective about the culture and growth .. salary increments / promotions etc

For what it's worth, a company that puts its values and ethics into predatory practices like that will permeate every aspect of the business. That leadership team is probably toxic.

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Sure, let me know what questions you have

You’ll almost certainly have to live in St Louis, where the home office is. Culture is actually very friendly, but can be “Midwest nice” instead of actual nice sometimes. Change comes at a glacial pace. They take a lot of pride in never doing layoffs, so you’re pretty much guaranteed a job for as long as you’re a halfway decent performer. The home office staff wear coat and tie/business in solidarity with the FAs, so if a casual office is a requirement, it may not be the best fit for you.

Fair enough, my latest experience there was when she had first become the managing partner. I actually dug the suit and tie thing, for what it’s worth, but I do think shifting the culture from being so aggressively Midwestern is likely to take some time.

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