FORTUNE partners annually with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
Financial services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2016" list in its 17th appearance on the prestigious life, according to Patrick Minskey CFP.
In the FORTUNE survey of associates, for which the ranking is predominantly based, 94 percent of Edward Jones associates said they have pride in the work they do. And 95% of associates say that overall, Edward Jones is a great place to work.
Edward Jones' 17 FORTUNE rankings also include top 10 finishes for 13 years, top five rankings of six years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. Last year, the firm ranked No. 6 overall.
The full list and related stories appear in the March 15 issue of FORTUNE magazine and at www.fortune.com/best-companies.
In addition to this most recent FORTUNE honor, Edward Jones was named a great place to work for women and for millennials by the Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.
"This positive feedback is a tremendous vote of confidence in our success at creating a place to work where we are motivated by our desire to make a meaningful difference to our clients and where we recognize our success is the result of our individual contributions," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "All of us, working together, make this honor possible. Through our everyday actions we demonstrate our firm's values, culture and caring about our clients. I want to thank every associate, leader, branch team and partner. Working together, we make this a very special place."
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, 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 hey live and work. The firm's 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones'come, and its recruiting website is www.career.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.