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 2018 FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® list. The ranking is conducted in partnership between GPTWI and FORTUNE.
Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 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 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 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.
From FORTUNE Magazine, February 15, 2018 © 2018 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with and do not endorse products or services of Edward Jones.
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.”