ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to a series of recognitions, Edward Jones has been named one of the country's Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work®.
Edward Jones ranked No. 6 on 30 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. It was also the top-ranked national brokerage among all 30 companies, as it is on all recent workplace honors.
"We are proud of this associate feedback that says we have created one of the best places to work within our industry," says Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "As a partnership, our entire business is built around offering career-long support for our financial advisors and branch teams as we serve individual investors together."
Rankings for the 30 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance were based entirely upon feedback from more than 41,000 employees at Great Place to Work®-Certified companies in that industry sector. The 30 companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same size were selected for the list.
On issues of fairness, professional advancement, camaraderie and other traits essential to a rewarding career, Edward Jones exceeded benchmarks for comparably-sized organizations striving to create a great workplace.
"The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance prove that money isn't everything," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "While employees give them high marks for compensation, these businesses also offer a level playing field for advancement and consistent opportunities for professional growth. In turn, team members at the Best Workplaces report high levels of commitment and cooperation that give these organizations a competitive advantage."
The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Fortune and Great Place to Work based upon employee surveys. They recently named Edward Jones the No. 20 Best Workplace for Gen Xers, the No. 2 Best Workplace to Retire From, the No. 23 Best Workplace for Flexibility and, in 2015, the No. 31 Best Workplace for Women and the No. 10 Best Workplace for Millenials. In every case, Edward Jones was the top-ranked national brokerage.
In addition, for the 17th year, Edward Jones was named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2016." The firm took the No. 10 overall spot on the exclusive ranking.
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. 10 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2016," 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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