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Edward Jones has been named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranked by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 6 on the list of 50 companies.
This accolade was based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations nationwide. It considered 50-plus factors that contribute to team members’ success, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of co-workers raising children.
"Creating a family-friendly work environment aligns with our firm value to respect individuals and their contributions," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "Ultimately, we believe offering a supportive work environment for parents and for all associates will make our firm more successful in the long term. It helps us attract and retain the top talent necessary for us to grow and deliver an unsurpassed client experience."
At the Best Workplaces, nine in 10 parents said they’re planning long-term futures with their organizations. A similar share of mothers and fathers both said they consider their positions more than “just a job,” reflecting the dedication common among parents at the leading employers.
"Our research shows that parents bring a high degree of commitment to their positions and find a deep sense of purpose in their work. The Best Workplaces for Parents earn superior performance from their teams by tapping into the full potential of their colleagues with children,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
The Best Workplaces for Women 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 as a Best Workplace for women, millennials, Gen Xers, those close to retirement, giving back, camaraderie and flexibility.
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 15,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. The Edward Jones website is www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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 such as revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.