Top company by employee – 8 – Edward Jones – Missouri US
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance – Investments
Previous rank: 5
2011 revenue ($ millions): $4,577
What makes it so great?
The privately held securities firm maintains some 11,000 small offices and a close-knit culture with regular regional gatherings for ice skating, fishing tournaments, and more. Forty-four percent of new hires come from employee referrals.
St. Louis, MO
Edward Jones has consistently been ranked among the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine and our employees tend to stay with us for years. Since we’re still a privately owned company, Edward Jones has a very personal feel that’s almost like family. And we’re very proud of that.
Every investment firm has principles. And most of the time they probably sound exactly the same. We believe Edward Jones is different in almost every way. Our principles were deliberately created with you in mind.
We serve only individual investors, just like you. That’s why we have offices in your community. You see one financial advisor and one branch office administrator dedicated to working with you. What you may not know is that there are thousands of people and advanced technology supporting that local office. We did this on purpose. You shouldn’t have to call an 800 number for investment advice. You need to talk with someone who knows you and understands what you’re working toward. That’s why Edward Jones believes the relationship between you and your financial advisor is one of the most important aspects of successful investing.
You’ll also notice we don’t have “hot” investments of the day. We stick with proven, long-term investment strategies. We don’t believe chasing the latest fad is any way to create a comfortable retirement, pay for a child’s education or build a legacy for your heirs.