Financial services firm Edward Jones was named one of the country's Best Workplaces for Flexibility by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work.
To create this list, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work analyzed more than 500 companies of different sizes across a range of industries. Edward Jones ranked No. 23 on the list of the top 50 companies, thanks to our combination of flexible workplace policies and a culture that encourages people to make the most of them.
"Offering flexibility helps our associates balance their work with the rest of the priorities in their lives," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "We offer a variety of work arrangements - from associates who work at home to financial advisors who are able to modify their schedules to meet their needs and the needs of our clients. We are best able to meet the needs of our clients when we can also meet the work/life challenges of our associates."
The flexibility ranking is the latest in a series of best workplaces honors for Edward Jones. The firm this year ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2016" list in its 17th appearance on the prestigious list. Edward Jones also was named a great place to work for women and for millennials by the Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.
Edward Jones and the other companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey, as well as an analysis of respondents' anonymous comments. Survey questions assessed co-workers' feelings on work-life balance, in addition to factors like communication, fairness and leadership that affect employees' ability to accommodate their personal lives without compromising their careers. Fortune and Great Place to Work also considered the range of flexible workplace programs offered at each organization and the frequency of their use.
“Creating career flexibility isn't as simple as giving people time off or the chance to adjust their schedules to meet demands at home," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work®. “These companies have made a real investment in credible, trusting cultures that help employees achieve their goals both inside and outside the workplace.”