ST. LOUIS, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Jones has been named one of the country's 'Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance' by Fortune magazine, ranking as the No. 4 large company. The firm was also named an exceptional organization by People magazine in its first '50 Companies That Care' feature, ranking No. 19. Both rankings were compiled in collaboration with Great Place to Work®.
Edward Jones was the top-ranked full-service financial firm among all 40 companies included in Fortune's ranking, which was based on feedback from more than 62,000 employees working at leading financial and insurance firms. Employees at recognized organizations report high levels of trust in their management and greater loyalty as well as camaraderie and pride in what they do.
"We are proud of these accolades and the workplace we have built where we recognize that our success is the result of the contributions from our associates," says Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "As a growing firm, always seeking to attract and retain top talent, we build our workplace upon our values, our culture and our clear focus on serving our clients."
Edward Jones ranked No. 19 on People's 'Companies That Care' list, which was based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by U.S. businesses across a range of industries. The finalists were also selected based on the generosity of their benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the incredible impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.
"What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees' stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most," said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work.
In addition to its No. 4 ranking among financial services and insurance companies, Edward Jones was named one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2017" for the eighteenth year in a row. The firm took the No. 5 overall spot on the exclusive ranking this year. Edward Jones' 18 Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for 14 years, top 5 rankings for seven years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003.
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 firm, 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-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 5 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2017," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Follow Edward Jones on Twitter @EdwardJones and visit the firm's Facebook site at www.facebook.com/edwardjones. Member SIPC.
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