At Edward Jones, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 902 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.71. It was published on Aug 2, 2016. 104783 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is competent at running the business.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

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

Our 14,000 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: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri Major Locations: St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Missouri; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Metropolitan Area, Arizona; Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Area, Texas; Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL, Illinois; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA, Washington
US Employees: 39,907 US Revenues: $6,694.2 million
Worldwide Revenues: $6,694.2 million Employees Worldwide: 43,090
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)

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017 (ranked 5)

Ted Jones Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City, MO

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 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. 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.


$40,840 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Branch Office Administrator $105,896 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Sr Programmer Analyst
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary69% Company-paid health coverage for employees
63% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 69% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Banking
Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle


19 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 8 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Phased retirement planning
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks


120 days Job-protected maternity leave120 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
14 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)$5,000 Adoption benefit
120 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents120 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.


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $11,200,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Principal, Inclusion and Diversity is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 116 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

Executive Diversity

Edward Jones associates at the St. Louis Pride Parade


Edward Jones Branch Office Administrator Managing Partners Conference

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 competencies in prospective candidates: a commitment to put the client first, plus the ability to plan and organize, set a vision, build relationships, communicate openly, develop oneself and lead a branch team. We also wants 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' interest 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?

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

hiring Outlook

7,864 Job openings forecast for coming year 7% Job Growth
26 Average applicants per opening 161,908 Applications received
6,136 Positions filled in past year 36% New hires by employee referrals
1,678 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
535 New graduates hired 5% 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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