Edward Jones Again Makes Fortune Magazine’s Annual List

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ST. LOUIS, MO/March 9, 2017 (STL.News) A St. Louis-based financial services firm is once again being recognized.

It was announced on Tuesday that Edward Jones made Fortune Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies To Work For” list. This year Edward Jones came in at No. 5.

“Our work matters, 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,” said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle.

“As a growing firm, we are proud to have created a rewarding career destination that sets us apart within our industry.  Congratulations and thank you to all 41,000 associates in our branches and in our headquarters.  Every day they demonstrate our values and our culture in action.” added Weddle.

The ranking of the top companies in the U.S. is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel towards their leaders, the pride they take in their jobs, and the camaraderie they have with their colleagues.

Edward Jones also was ranked as a best workplace for women, millennials, Gen Xers, those approaching retirement, camaraderie and flexibility, and for those in the financial services industry.

“These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees.” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

“They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.” Bush added.

Each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in an effort to determine the winning companies for its list.  The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.   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.  Last year, Edward Jones ranked No. 10 overall.

Google topped this year’s list, followed by Wegmans Foods Market, The Boston Consulting Group, and Baird.  The full list is available online at www.fortune.com.

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