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[St. Louis, MO] –Edward Jones recently was named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The full-service financial-services firm took the No. 7 spot out of the 50 companies ranked in the annual survey.
"We are honored to once again be named a top family-friendly workplace that respects the importance of work-life balance," says Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "We believe our generous policies for parental and caregiver leave and flexible work arrangements help all our associates balance their priorities -- and when they are more successful in their lives, all of us working together can deliver a better experience to our clients."
To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents list, Great Place to Work® compared parents’ and non-parents’ responses from more than 5 million employees to more than 60 survey questions. Organizations' success in overcoming these differences in experience to create a great place to work and maximize the potential for all employees, regardless of parenting status, was taken into account, among other data-driven criteria.
The Best Workplaces for Parents stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of position or other personal characteristics. Edward Jones' generous 16-week paid parental leave policy continues to highlight its suite of associate benefits.
"The companies featured on the 2018 Best Workplaces for Parents list offer excellent, flexible and balanced workplaces," said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "But what makes these companies really stand out is that they respond to parents' needs beyond childcare – continuing to invest in their development and valuing them as much or more after they became parents."
The Best Workplaces for Parents list is among a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback. Edward Jones also was ranked as a Best Workplace for women, millenials and those in the financial-services industry in 2018 by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The firm earned the No. 5 ranking overall as a Fortune Best Company to Work in 2018.
Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 17,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. The Edward Jones website is edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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.