ST. LOUIS, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Jones was named the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.
The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members' experience on the job. These include pride in the organization's community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees' experiences, no matter who they are or what they do in the organizations.
"We are proud of our workplace that is built upon our values, culture and partnership," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "We recognize and appreciate the contributions from our associates that create our success by working together. Our entire firm is aligned around delivering a superior client experience based upon a business model designed to support personal relationships with our clients. We derive great satisfaction from serving individual investors, because the work we do is so impactful and important."
The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance stand out for thriving in a competitive marketplace.
"Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces show that maximizing human potential creates a great workplace and drives business performance," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Organizations like Edward Jones set the bar for other financial services and insurance companies, proving that if you invest in your people they will invest in you."
The Best Workplaces in the Financial Services & Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Edward Jones also was ranked the No. 5 overall Best Company to Work For in 2018 and a Best Workplace for women, millennials, Gen Xers, those close to retirement, giving back, camaraderie and flexibility.
About Edward Jones:
Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 16,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. The Edward Jones website is at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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