ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 for the second year in a row on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list in its 19th appearance there, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. The firm is the highest-ranking financial services firm on the list.
The list is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members and disabled employees.
The 2018 winners continue to show that a high-trust culture for all fuels better business results, according to Great Place to Work. The organization's research shows that list winners keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.
"We feel very proud of this consistent recognition, that we have created a special workplace where we care about our clients and we care about each other," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "As a partnership, all of us work together with the sole focus of uniquely understanding and delivering value to the clients we serve."
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous survey responses from employees at Great Place to Work-certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees.
"As a growing firm, we are proud to have created a rewarding career destination that sets us apart within our industry and underscores our opportunity," Weddle said. "Building personal relationships with our clients is fulfilling, and we take pride in knowing that we make a significant, positive difference to our clients and to the communities where we live and work."
To see the full list of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, go to fortune.com.
"The 2018 100 Best are true leaders," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "In the face of competition, change, and financial constraints, they consistently prioritize building the trust, pride, and camaraderie that fuels business performance. And they're doing it at scale for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization."
The 100 Best Companies is one in 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 as 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, 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 16,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Edward Jones 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. 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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