At Edward Jones, 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1216 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.32. It was published on Jul 31, 2017. 108638 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
96%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
95%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked Edward Jones to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Our 15,000 financial advisors provide financial services to individual investors. From the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, all we do is designed for individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.

About this Company

Website: www.edwardjones.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri, 63131 US Sites: 12933
Major Locations: St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri, 63131; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Area, Arizona, 85284; Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area, Texas; Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL, Illinois; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Washington US Employees: 42,950
US Revenues: $6,454 million Employees Worldwide: 44,039
Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private Founded: 1922

Edward Jones has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 4)

People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 19)

Best Workplaces in Texas 2017 (ranked 18)

Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance 2017 (ranked 4)

Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2017 (ranked 46)

Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 3)


The Edward Jones associates' team won the firm's first-ever Lip Sync Battle, with funds raised to support the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.

Perks and Programs

We asked Edward Jones to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Partnership/Ownership: Edward Jones is a partnership, owned by the men and women who work here. That structure is not just financial, it’s a philosophy. Associates work together, help each other and all share in the financial rewards. That brings out the best in everyone.
  • Mentoring: Mentoring is one of the most treasured traditions at Edward Jones. Financial advisors don’t compete with one another; they mentor each other so that all can succeed.
  • Client Focused: Associates pull in the same direction because they are focused on one mission: Strive to enhance the financial lives of clients, who are serious, long-term individual investors. This is done by building deep personal relationships with clients, emphasizing quality investments, a well-balanced portfolio and unparalleled, personalized service from branch offices located in the communities where clients live and work.
  • Culture: From paid time off to volunteer to profit-sharing, the culture at Edward Jones is undeniably unique. It's based upon the firm's history, culture and values. While it can’t be quantified or measured, the firm's culture is almost palpable. Visitors, job applicants, and associates all feel it when they enter here.
  • Career-long Development: No single pattern for success exists at Edward Jones. By taking primary responsibility for their own development, associates assemble careers that are as individual as they are.
  • Our Core Values: Our values, beliefs and culture provide the foundation of our organization – the source of our strength and durability. Our success rests upon growing our branch office network and creating loyal clients who enhance our reputation for excellence. We do this best by adhering to a set of core values that guide our actions: 1. Our clients’ interests come first. 2. We believe in a quality-oriented, long-term investment philosophy. 3. We value working in partnership. 4. Individuals and their contributions are valued and respected.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$42,809 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Branch Office Administrator $105,953 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sr Programmer Analyst
87% Company-paid health coverage for employees 63% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
68% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$5,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Edward Jones associates in Phoenix, AZ, participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Edward Jones is the National Presenting Sponsor of the walks.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Onsite Amenities (More than 3,000 associates received regular on-site health screenings for breast cancer, cholesterol, high blood pressure and glucose. $20.3 million in medical premium discounts Flu shots Ergonomic accommodations to 1,296 associates in 2016 for a total cost of $291,327. Free beverages during the day On-site package/mailing Discount ticket sales Shoe repair Banking Subsidized lunch 51% in St. Louis and 41% in Tempe on a daily basis for $2.44 million Weekly contests for tickets to sporting events, concerts, musicals, plays, the St. Louis Symphony, fairs, etc. Discounted YMCA membership for home office associates $130 per year in medial premiums with proof of gym membership Smoking cessation programs Weight loss programs)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 120 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
120 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take14 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
14 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*14 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit120 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
120 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $11,200,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Jodi Foltz Gay leads a team of four Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Principal, Inclusion and Diversity is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 150 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle, left, accepts an award from The Arts and Education Council for a $1 million commitment. Also pictured, Cynthia A. Prost, A&E president/CEO, Kit Sundararaman, partner campaign chair, and Bob Ciapciak, Managing Partner's office.

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle speaks to more than 250 financial advisors at the 2017 Women's Conference in St. Louis.

How to Get Hired

We asked Edward Jones for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Whatever your background, we look for 10 compentencies in prospective candidates: a commitment to put the client's interest first, plus the ability to plan and organize, set a vision, build relationships, communicate openly, develop oneself and lead a branch team.  We also want people with a strong work ethic, self confidence and the ability to understand clients' needs and advise them.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Put our clients' interests first. Believe in a quality-oriented, long-term investment philosophy.  Value working in partnership.  Value and respect individuals and their contributions.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are particularly focused on hiring financial advisors to deliver personalized investment solutions to help clients work toward their long-term financial goals; develop and deepen client relationships; and build an Edward Jones branch in one's community.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to http://careers.edwardjones.com/us/index/html  

hiring Outlook

6,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 5% Job Growth
18 Average applicants per opening 109,157 Total job applicants
70% New hires by employee referrals 25% Openings filled by current employees
724 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
1% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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