Hello all, I just finished my finance degree and I've got interest for Financial Planning positions from both Waddell & Reed and Edward Jones. I'm conflicted about which firm I should go with. At Waddell & Reed I would be a 1099 contractor vs. an employee, which I assume means I can take my clients with me if I leave the firm, while at Edward Jones I've heard they do everything they can to keep your clients if you leave or get fired. On the other hand, almost everyone has heard of Edward Jones due to their marketing, while almost nobody has heard of Waddell & Reed, so the Edward Jones brand would give me more credibility. I'm turned off by the relentless door knocking required at Edward Jones, but it seems like Edward Jones offers a more substantive training program. Waddell & Reed only offers mutual funds, not individual stocks; is this a handicap for a starting financial planner? Will Waddell & Reed require me to sell their mutual funds over competitors, such as Vangard? What kind of support would I be getting from either firm that would justify their chunk of my commissions, instead of just starting out as an independent financial planner and keeping everything I make for myself?Any and all advice/suggestions/recommendations/information is greatly appreciated, thank you! If you work for either firm, please tell me about your experiences!