ST. LOUIS, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle has been awarded Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2015. Glassdoor, a careers website, released its annual report highlighting the highest-rated CEOs throughout North America and parts of Europe.
Among CEOs recognized at large U.S. companies, Weddle received an impressive 93% approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Edward Jones associates shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. That rating earned Weddle the No.15 spot on the list of 50 CEOs.
"As Edward Jones associates, we are passionate about the work we do – helping serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial goals," Weddle said. "This clear sense of purpose – coupled with an environment where we sincerely appreciate the work of every associate – creates an ideal experience for our clients and our associates."
CEO approval ratings are gathered through Glassdoor's online company review survey, which seeks to gain current and former employee sentiment about job and company satisfaction, the work environment and the culture. Employees are asked to rate a number of workplace factors such as compensation and benefits, as well as work-life balance, and asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way their CEO is leading the company. In addition, employees are asked to describe some of the upsides and downsides of working for the company and provide any advice for senior management.
"Gaining the trust and approval of an entire workforce is one of the most difficult tasks for a CEO to undertake," said Glassdoor CEO and Co-founder Robert Hohman. "I celebrate the leaders appearing on this list because they've managed to inspire and engage their employees, as proven by the feedback shared on Glassdoor around the clock and around the world."
See the complete list of all Highest Rated CEOs in 2015: http://www.glassdoor.com/Highest-Rated-CEOs-LST_KQ0,18.htm
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 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2015," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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