Edward Jones fifth on Fortune’s best companies to work for

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Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, announced this week.

It’s the firm’s 18th appearance on the prestigious list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Edward Jones’ 18 Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for 14 years, top five rankings for seven years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. Last year, the firm ranked No. 10 overall.

“Our work matters, and we take pride in knowing that we make a significant, positive difference to our clients and to the communities where we live and work,” stated Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle in a release. “As a growing firm, we are proud to have created a rewarding career destination that sets us apart within our industry. Congratulations and thank you to all 41,000 associates in our branches and in our headquarters. Every day they demonstrate our values and our culture in action.”

Edward Jones also was ranked as a best workplace for women, millennials, Gen Xers, those approaching retirement, camaraderie and flexibility and for those in the financial services industry.

Other companies ranking in the top five this year were: Google, Wegmans Food Markets, the Boston Consulting Group and Baird.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than seven million clients. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis.

The local branch office is located at 65-C W. High St., London. The telephone number is 740-852-0049.

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified© companies with more than 1,000 employees.


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