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ST. LOUIS – Financial services firm Edward Jones today announced it was named the top employer in 17 separate cities or states based on independent, third-party surveys of its associates.
Best Places Group, Energage and Quantum Market Research teamed up with local organizations across the country to rank companies located within each community and create an employee-driven score based upon how associates respond to an anonymous survey designed to measure the quality of workplace culture.
"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," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington. "It's critical we foster a workplace culture where our employees feel understood, informed, secure and in control in their professional lives – deploying the same mindset and thinking as we do for our clients for our employees."
In 17 separate cities and states, including communities like Dallas, Texas, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Kansas City, Missouri, Edward Jones was named the #1 place to work, more than any other first-place rankings for the firm in its 98-year history.
"As leader of our firm, it is my role to build and nurture an environment that unlocks the potential of our associates and creates a sense of belonging for all," added Pennington. "We attract, hire and retain many talented people with diverse perspectives, and this cultivates an atmosphere of openness, creativity, innovation and trust, and it’s great to see these efforts recognized across the U.S."
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 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1.3 trillion in assets under management. The Edward Jones website is at https://www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is https://www.careers.edwardjones.com.