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, 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 named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
Edward Jones named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list.
For the 21st time, Edward Jones is named one of the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. Edward Jones took the No. 7 spot on the prestigious list, the 16th year the firm has ranked in the top 10.
Great Place to Work®, a global people analytics and consulting firm, analyzed responses from more than 650,000 employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations across the US. The firm evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team.
Rankings are based on employees’ feedback. Workplaces are recognized for including all employees, regardless of their role in the organization.
"It's critical that we foster an associate workplace experience – like the experience we create for our clients – of feeling understood, informed, secure and in control in their professional lives," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. "As managing partner, it is my role to create an environment that unlocks the potential of our associates and creates a sense of belonging for all. We attract, hire and retain many talented people with diverse perspectives, and this cultivates an environment of openness, creativity, innovation and trust. It is humbling to be recognized for our leadership, continuous learning and providing a sense of belonging for all as we seek to create an exceptional client and associate experience."
The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine based on employee feedback. Edward Jones also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials, Parents, and in the Financial Services and Insurance industry by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE in 2019.
“The 100 Best show the way forward,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. "These companies have created Great Places to Work for All—for everyone, no matter who a person is or what they do for the organization. As a result, they have built a path to realize the promise of artificial intelligence, gain strength from a diversity of perspectives, and thrive during downturns.”
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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.
2020 Corporate Equality Index
Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundation’s 18th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
Financial-services firm Edward Jones received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
"To deliver an incredible Edward Jones client experience, we must foster an inclusive environment where associates are nurtured and can bring their best selves to work," said Kristin Johnson, Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer. "We continue to invest in programs that build community and support the development of our associates. These programs provide professional impact, opportunities for mentorship and networking, increase client retention and create a sense of belonging within the firm. When associates are comfortable bringing their best selves to their work, they can bring their best to our clients and the families we are privileged to serve."
The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:
- Non-discrimination policies
- Employment benefits
- Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
- Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
- Responsible citizenship
Edward Jones offers domestic partner benefits, transgender inclusive benefits and associate volunteer self-identification. Established in 2014, the firm's 600-plus strong LGBT+ and Allies Business Resource Group, which regularly meets to cultivate relationships, generate ideas and develop strategies to build and retain an inclusive workforce, champions Edward Jones' participation in, and sponsorship of, the St. Louis and Tempe Pride parades.
The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1,059 U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. and abroad.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
Training Top 125, 2020
Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list.
Highest ranking among financial-services industry!
Firm Named to ‘2020 Training Top 125’ for 20th Consecutive Year
Financial services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training. The firm ranked No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list.
On the prestigious list for the 20th consecutive year, Edward Jones was the top-ranked financial services firm.
Training magazine announced the winning companies Feb. 24 at a black-tie awards gala during its Training 2020 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. The magazine ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.
"We believe truly amazing things can happen when associates are given the opportunity to unlock their potential through continuous learning, mentoring and professional development. We are honored to be recognized in this way – but the real winners are our clients who benefit from associates who have the training, tools and support to help them achieve their most important financial and life goals."
-Kristin Johnson, Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer