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Financial-services firm Edward Jones placed among 50 exceptional organizations on People magazine's first annual “50 Companies That Care” list, jointly chosen by People magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work. The outstanding companies were recognized for going above and beyond to create a caring environment for employees, and for supporting them throughout their professional and personal lives.
Edward Jones came in at No. 19 on the list, which was based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by U.S. businesses across a range of industries. The 2017 “50 Companies That Care” also were selected based on the generosity of their benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the incredible impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.
The Companies That Care is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and its partner publications based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations.
“What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees’ stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work.
Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2017," is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
People’s Companies That Care list highlights the top 50 US companies with 1,000 or more employees that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.
To identify the “50 Companies That Care,” People partnered with Great Place to Work® to produce the list using the research firm’s extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. The list is based on nearly 370,000 employees’ responses to survey questions asking them to rate how their companies treat them on a day-to-day basis. The list also takes into account employees’ personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities – and the generosity of their organizations’ benefits, financial donations, and volunteerism.