By Edward Jones, Special for USDR
Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2016” list in its 17th appearance on the prestigious list.
Edward Jones’ 17 FORTUNE rankings also include top 10 finishes for 13 years, top 5 rankings for six years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. Last year, the firm ranked No. 6 overall.
FORTUNE partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company.
“This positive feedback is a tremendous vote of confidence in our success at creating a place to work where we are motivated by our desire to make a meaningful difference to our clients and where we recognize our success is the result of your individual contributions,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “All of us, working together, make this honor possible. Through our everyday actions we demonstrate our firm’s values, culture and caring about our clients. I want to thank every associate, leader, branch team and partner. Working together, we make this a very special place.”
In the FORTUNE survey of Edward Jones associates, for which the ranking is predominantly based, 94 percent of associates say they have pride in the work they do. And 95 percent of associates say overall, Edward Jones is a great place to work.
The survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
In addition to this FORTUNE honor, Edward Jones was named a great place to work for women and for millennials by the Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.
The full FORTUNE list and related stories appear in the March 7 issue of FORTUNE magazine and now at www.fortune.com/best-companies.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 14,000 financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients.
Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Follow Edward Jones on Twitter @EdwardJones. Member SIPC.
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