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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.

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 employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

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Google/Alphabet is the No. 1 place to work for the seventh time in 10 years. Six newcomers include Veterans United at No. 30, Hilton Hotels at No. 56, and Slalom Consulting at No. 100. IKEA’s U.S. division returns to the list, along with GoDaddy and Sheetz.

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Edward Jones

Last year's Rank: 6
Financial advisory firm Edward Jones is ranked No. 2 on the list of the 30 Best Workplaces to Retire From.
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Over 4,700 associates joined the ranks of the country’s fourth largest financial services firm last year: 75% of new financial advisors came from employee referrals. With more than 11,900 brokerage offices advising some 7 million individual investors, the firm fosters camaraderie by hosting summer regional meetings for financial advisors and their families at a resort for a weekend full of music, food, games and swimming and golf, business meetings and award presentations. When they started this practice in 1988, about 3,000 employees attended. Last year, 229 regional gatherings drew more than 37,000 employees. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year 6
# of years on list 17
Industry Financial Services & Insurance
Year founded 1922
CEO/Top executive Jim Weddle
HQ location St. Louis, Missouri
Type of organization Private, Partnership
Revenue (2015 or most recent year) $6.3 billion
Web address
Total U.S. employees 38,693
Total employees outside the U.S. 2,013
Full-time jobs added in last year 907
FT job growth in the past year 3%
Number of work sites 11,966


Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
Offers health insurance to part-timers
Offers telecommuting
Offers job sharing
Offers onsite childcare
Offers compressed work weeks
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Onsite medical care facility
Location of medical facility -
Offers college tuition reimbursement
Max tuition $5,000
Offers paid time off for volunteering
Max PTO for volunteering 8


% Women 63
% Minorities 7
% African-American/Black 2.4
% Asian 1.5
% Caucasian/White 89.9
% Hispanic/Latino 2.4
% Native American/Alaska Native 0.4
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1
% Two or more races -
Same-sex benefits
Non-discrimination policy

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays 9
Vacation 10
Sick days Set
General PTO -
Total PTO after 5 years 33


Most common job (for salaried employee) Sr Programmer Analyst
Avg. base pay (salaried) $86176.00
Avg. extra compensation (salaried) $15737.00
Total pay (salaried position) $101913.00
Most common job (for hourly employee) Branch Office Administrator
Avg. base pay (hourly) $34398.00
Avg. extra compensation (hourly) $4822.00
Total pay (hourly position) $39220.00


# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016) 3969
# of job applicants 124,243
Avg. # of applicants per opening 20
FT voluntary turnover 5%
# of jobs filled 6,307
Jobs filled internally 1,538
% of jobs filled by referral 75%
# new graduates hired 522


Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee) 116
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee) 24

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