Awards & Accolades
We've been ranked among the best advocates for our clients and named one of the top companies to work for. Learn more about what distinguishes Edward Jones.
J.D. Power, 2017
Edward Jones Financial Advisors rate the firm highest overall in employee advisor satisfaction, according to the 2017 J.D. Power survey.
Highest in Overall Employee Advisor Satisfaction for Ninth Time
Ninety percent of Edward Jones financial advisors say they'll be working at the firm in one to two years from now, according to a survey by J.D. Power, which ranks Edward Jones "Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" for the ninth time. The industry average was 51 percent.
Highest ratings in all seven categories
Edward Jones financial advisors gave the highest satisfaction ratings in all of the seven study categories, with a score of 925 points out of 1,000. This compares to the industry average of 719. Edward Jones was among the seven firms captured in the study.
"This is a tremendous vote of confidence during a period of intense industry change, and it validates the direction of our firm leadership, the essential role of our branch office administrators, and our compensation that fairly rewards individuals for their contributions to doing what's in the best interest of our clients."
-Jim Weddle, Managing Partner
Edward Jones received the highest numerical score in the employee advisor segment in the proprietary J.D. Power 2008, 2010, 2012-2015 and 2017 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2017 study based on 1,761 total responses and measures overall fi nancial advisor satisfaction among advisors registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investment fi rms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of fi nancial advisors surveyed in January-April 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
2017 Corporate Equality Index
Financial-services Firm Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Financial-services firm Edward Jones received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Edward Jones joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
"We take great pride in this rating because it indicates our success both as an inclusive place to work and to do business," said Emily Pitts, the Edward Jones principal responsible for Inclusion and Diversity. "We define our clients only by their mindset. Our firm’s mission is inclusive: to help serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial goals."
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
Edward Jones' efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
"As a growing firm, we are committed to hiring and developing the best available talent because diversity of thought, background and experience helps drive the innovation that supports our success," Pitts said.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
One of the Best Workplaces for Women
Edward Jones was named to the top five workplaces for women – highest in the financial-services industry – by the Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.
Edward Jones Ranked No. 3 for the Best Workplaces for Women
Edward Jones came in at No. 3 on the Best Workplaces for Women list of 100 companies.
The list considered more than 400,000 anonymous employee surveys from hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. The ranking gauged women’s assessment of their organizations’ culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace.
“As a growing firm, we offer talented women a variety of career paths to leadership,” says Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We are a family-friendly workplace offering generous leave for caregivers and flexible work arrangements, and we have a new initiative offering extra support to attract, develop and retain women financial advisors. Women are key to our firm's long-term success at building relationships with our clients.”
Weddle was one of 150 CEOs to sign the "CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion" pledge, a new nationwide initiative to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace as a means to improve corporate performance, drive growth and enhance employee engagement.
Edward Jones recently launched a firmwide network for female financial advisors – new and veteran – in a pledge to bring more women to the financial advisor role. The network, called WINGS -- or Women’s Initiative for New Growth Strategies—offers tools, mentorship resources and coaching designed to strengthen and advance female career trajectories at the firm.
“At Edward Jones, more than one-quarter of our recruits are women – but the number should be higher,” said Monica Giuseffi, Principal of Financial Advisor Inclusion and Diversity at Edward Jones. “As the dynamics of our workforce and the clients we serve continue to evolve, we must embrace diversity of thought, background and experience across our firm. We are actively working to increase client impact by attracting, retaining and developing talented individuals from various backgrounds, with different life skills to most effectively address their needs.”
Research from Great Place to Work has shown that women are five times more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers when they say they’re treated as full members of the team, regardless of position. The Best Workplaces for Women also set themselves apart from competitors in other important ways: 95 percent of women at these organizations describe them as friendly, and the same share say they’re proud to tell others where they work.
"The Best Workplaces for Women deserve recognition for crafting environments where men and women alike can bring their best selves to work each day,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces for Women 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 also was ranked as a Best Workplace for parents, millennials, Gen Xers, those close to retirement, giving back camaraderie and flexibility by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
Edward Jones, ranked No. 5 on the FORTUNE Best Companies list overall, has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, ranking as the No. 4 large company. It was also the top-ranked full-service financial firm among all 40 companies on that list.
About Great Places 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 its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
Edward Jones Ranks No. 5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For By Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine
Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in its 18th appearance there, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine.
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, the firm ranked No. 10 overall.
The prestigious 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 leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with their colleagues.
According to the Great Place to Work, this year's ranking companies continue to show that a high-trust culture fuels better business results. Great Place to Work 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.
"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."
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.
“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “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. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”
About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–CertifiedTMcompanies with more than 1,000 employees.
Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.
Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.
The full FORTUNE list and related stories appear in the March, 9th issue of FORTUNE magazine and now at www.fortune.com/best-companies.
From FORTUNE Magazine, March 9, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
Training Top 125, 2017
Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 29 on Training magazine's 2017 Training Top 125 list.
Training 125 Ranking
Edward Jones has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 29 on Training magazine's 2017 Training Top 125 list. Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. Our firm has been honored as one of the best companies for training for 17 consecutive years, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001.
“Our financial advisors and branch office administrators access industry-leading training to help them do a very important job – assist clients with their most important financial goals,” said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones. “We offer exceptional training because we consider it an investment vital to serving our clients well. But it is great to be recognized as one of the very best companies for training.”