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, 2018
Edward Jones Financial Advisors rate the firm highest overall in employee advisor satisfaction, according to the 2018 J.D. Power survey.
Highest in Overall Employee Advisor Satisfaction for Tenth Time
For the 10th time, firm 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 of the seven study categories, with a score of 909 points out of 1,000. This compares to the industry average of 726. Edward Jones was among the eight firms captured in the study.
"These results demonstrate that Edward Jones offers a wonderful career opportunity for financial advisors to start, build and finish their careers. This recognition underscores the reward of helping to make a meaningful difference in our clients' lives."
-Jim Weddle, Managing Partner
Financial advisors were asked to rate their firms in terms of client support, firm leadership, professional development and technology, among other factors. Edward Jones has been the top performer in all 10 JD Power advisor satisfaction studies since 2007..
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 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. 3 Best Workplaces for Millennials
Financial-services firm Edward Jones was recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the country by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine.
Edward Jones ranked the No. 3 best workplace for millennials, a generation defined from the early 1981 through 2001.
"As our firm grows significantly, we can all feel particularly proud that we have maintained the values and culture that have set us apart from the beginning," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "Edward Jones offers a life-long career opportunity for the next generation of associates who want to make a difference in the lives of the individual investors and their families. Millennials have much to offer our firm, and as a career destination we have much to offer them."
The ranking considered input from more than 434,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members' experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization's community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.
Edward Jones and the 99 other companies were selected based on the evaluations of nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees who were surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work's employee assessment survey. The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based entirely on employee surveys from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.
"Great Place to Work is proud of these Best Workplaces that give their Millennial employees the tools they need to succeed," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Organizations like Edward Jones set the bar for other workplaces seeking to retain and develop the next generation of leader, and prove that giving Millennials jobs with purpose and meaning drives them to give their best at work, benefitting the company as a whole."
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.
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. 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
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, 2018
Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 21 on Training magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list.
Training 125 Ranking
Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 21 on Training magazine's 2018 Training Top 125 list. In its 18th consecutive appearance on the list, Edward Jones also won a coveted Best Practice award.
Edward Jones was the top-ranked financial services firm and moved up eight places from last year’s ranking on the prestigious list. Its Insurance Partnership program was honored as one of five Best Practices for its innovative approach to teaching insurance solutions that clients value. It was the third time in 18 years that Edward Jones won special recognition by winning one of only 10 annual awards for best practices and outstanding initiatives.
Training magazine announced the honored companies at Feb. 12 events during its Training 2018 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA. The magazine calls honored companies “game changers,” who look for innovative ways to deliver and measure employee training, and are rewarded with an engaged, passionate workforce and organizational success.
"We offer industry-leading training because it is essential to our branch teams successfully offering clients a unique experience to achieve their goals," said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones. "Great training leads to great service and satisfied clients. That’s our mission."