Awards & Accolades
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J.D. Power, 2019
Edward Jones Financial Advisors rate the firm highest overall in employee advisor satisfaction, according to the 2019 J.D. Power survey.
Highest in Overall Employee Advisor Satisfaction for Tenth Time
For the 10th time, Edward Jones ranks "Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms" by J.D. Power.
Edward Jones financial advisors gave the highest satisfaction ratings in all the seven study categories, with a score of 926 points out of 1,000, a 17-point jump over last year's results. This compares to the employee average of 736. Edward Jones was among the eight employee channel firms captured in the J.D. Power 2019 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
"We have something truly special at Edward Jones. We are privileged to serve clients in partnership with an exceptionally talented and caring team that strives to make a real, meaningful difference in people's lives. I'm proud of this recognition because it signifies that Edward Jones is a place where talented financial advisors are proud to do the important work of serving our clients and helping them achieve their financial goals."
-Penny Pennington, Managing Partner
Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2019 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of investors’ satisfaction with their financial investment firm. For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards. .
Edward Jones ranks No. 7 on the 2019 FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® list. The ranking is conducted in partnership between GPTWI and FORTUNE.
Edward Jones ranks No. 7 on the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. This year marks the firm's 20th year on the list.
The list is based on survey feedback representing more than 4.3 million employees, with respondents rating their workplace culture on 60-plus elements of the workplace. 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.
"At Edward Jones, we believe there are two relationships that form the foundation of our firm and how we work – the relationships we have with our clients and the relationships we have with one another," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. "That's what makes this recognition so significant: It represents our associates' longstanding commitment to creating an environment where each of us can do our best work in service of our clients."
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and 2019 winners continue to show that a high-trust culture for all 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.
"The 2019 100 Best are the leaders in creating the most innovative workplaces built on trust," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Employees at these organizations feel valued, respected and heard, and are inspired to be their best selves because of the commitment these winning companies have made to creating a great workplace for all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the company."
To see the full list of the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, click here.
The 100 best companies 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 Jones also was ranked as a Best Workplace for women, parents, millennials and those in the financial services industry in 2018 by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
About Great Places to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.
From FORTUNE Magazine, March 2019, ©2019 Fortune Media IP Limited. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse the products or services of, Edward Jones
Ranked No. 1 Workplace for Women in the Financial Services Industry
Edward Jones was named to the top five workplace for women – highest in the financial services industry – by FORTUNE magazine.
Edward Jones Ranked No. 4 for the Best Workplaces for Women
Edward Jones ranks No. 4 on the newly released 2018 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The firm is the highest-ranking financial-services firm on the list.
The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from Great Place to Work-Certified companies.
“This ranking, based upon feedback from our own associates, confirms that we have a wonderful career opportunity for women. Our family-friendly workplace includes generous leave for caregivers and flexible work arrangements,” says Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We offer women financial advisors a dedicated network of mentoring and support. Our financial advisors run their own businesses built upon the hard work of developing personal relationships with clients, and our success is measured by helping clients achieve their financial goals.”
Great Place to Work, a global analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included the extent to which employees, particularly women, trust leaders; the respect with which people are treated; the fairness of workplace decisions; and how much camaraderie there is among the team.
The Best Workplaces for Women stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of gender or other personal characteristics. Weddle was among the first 150 CEOs to sign the "CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion" pledge, a nationwide initiative to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace as a means to improve corporate performance, drive growth and enhance employee engagement.
Best Workplaces rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, and where women have equally great experiences as employees of other genders, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
“This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are leading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of their industry, size or complexity, can be great workplaces for women,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Empowering women in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s a business imperative. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women’s buy-in of the mission and inspire them to innovate, driving the entire company forward.”
The Best Workplaces for Women list is among 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 the No. 5 overall Best Company to Work in 2018 and as a Best Workplace for millennials and those in the financial services and insurance industry, among others.
From FORTUNE, October 30, 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. Member SIPC
One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials
Edward Jones was named one of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 Best Workplaces for Millennials
Edward Jones was recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 6 overall and was the highest ranking financial services firm on the list of 75 large companies.
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous survey responses representing more than 4.5 million employees at Great Place to Work-certified organizations.
Survey results were compared to colleagues' responses from other generations. Rankings also consider the consistency of experience for all Millennials across various job roles and demographic backgrounds.
"We exist to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients, the communities we serve, and one another," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. "We're privileged to have associates that span many generations – just like our clients. When our associates work in partnership with our clients, we help them achieve what is financially most important to them. And that is meaningful work, no matter one's age. We are humbled by this honor and committed to advancing an authentically inclusive work environment that invites diversity of thought and a sense of belonging to the benefit of all of our clients and associates."
Eight-five percent of the evaluation is based on what Millennials say about their experiences of trust and ability to reach their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. The remaining 15 percent of the ranking is based on millennials’ feedback of their daily experiences of innovation, the firm's values and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced as well.
"Millennials today face a unique set of challenges both in and out of the workplace ranging from cumbersome student loans to a lack of trust in their management," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "The Best Workplaces on this list have created a greater sense of fairness, collaboration, and professional development for millennials. These positive experiences empower them to bring their full potential to the workplace and the world."
About the Ranking
The Best Workplaces for Millennials 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 Jones also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The firm ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm's 20th year on the list.
One of America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine
Edward Jones was named one America's best employers for diversity by Forbes magazine.
For the second year in a row, Forbes Names Edward Jones One of America's Best Employers for Diversity
Edward Jones recently was named one of America's best employers for diversity by Forbes magazine. The firm is the highest-ranking full-service financial-services firm on the list of 500 companies from all industries.
For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine and research firm Statista surveyed 50,000 employees from a broad range of companies asking about issues related to diversity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability. The diversity of companies’ management teams and boards, and whether a company actively communicates about diversity, also were factored into the ranking. Edward Jones ranked No. 65 overall.
Edward Jones was one of the first 150 companies in June 2017 to sign a CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment.
Pennington, who became the firm's sixth managing partner in January, reaffirmed Edward Jones’ commitment to the pledge by re-signing it, agreeing to take action to cultivate an environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcome and where associates feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
"This pledge aligns perfectly with our core values and our commitment to respect and value individuals and their contributions," Pennington said.
2019 Corporate Equality Index
Edward Jones Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 17th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
Edward Jones received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Edward Jones joins the ranks of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ Equality.
"We cultivate an environment at Edward Jones where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcome and where associates feel encouraged to bring themselves fully to work every day in service to our clients. We each want, for ourselves and others, to experience a deep sense of belonging," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington.
Pennington serves as the executive sponsor of the Edward Jones LGBT Business Resource Group, one of 15 BRGs at the firm.
For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
Training Top 125, 2019
Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 14 on Training magazine's 2019 Training Top 125 list.
Firm Named to ‘2019 Training Top 125’ for 19th Consecutive Year
Financial services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training. The firm ranked No. 14 on Training magazine's 2019 Training Top 125 list, its highest ranking in the past seven years.
On the prestigious list for the 19th consecutive year, Edward Jones was the top-ranked financial services firm. It moved up seven places from last year’s ranking.
Training magazine announced the honored companies Feb. 25 during its Training 2019 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. The magazine says it honors "leading edge" companies that effectively deliver employee training, meeting organizational goals while developing an engaged, creative, and committed workforce.
"This award honors our industry-leading training centered on excellent client service. Our branch teams are trained to understand what’s most important to their clients, and then to use an established process to partner with them in reaching their goals. Our training, tools and systems all help them to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients."
-Penny Pennington, Managing Partner