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The 50 Best Workplaces for Working Parents 2016

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance.

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Published together with our partner, Fortune, The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based upon feedback 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work–Certified companies who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Mothers, fathers and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day workplace experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace.

To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively mothers and fathers experience their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where parents tended to have a less positive experience than colleagues without children. Rankings also take into account how favorably parents experience their workplace relative to colleagues without children; as well as the availability and generosity of maternity and paternity leave programs, adoption support and childcare programs. Organizations needed to have at least 50 employees to be considered and are compared to peers of a similar size.

To find out more about how to apply to this and other Best Workplace(TM) lists, visit Great Place to Work.

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and other office metrics.    

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Edward Jones

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Employees say:

“Edward Jones is truly family-oriented. The leaders go to great length to ensure that the employees have a good work/life balance and are aware of how employees feel about their workload. The department I work in feels like a family. We all go above and beyond to help each other in any time of business or personal need. We truly care about each other.


“My personal life is greatly respected at Edward Jones. Having a family with two small children, demands on my time can be very high, juggling between work and home life. That said, I have never had to miss anything in my family/personal life that is important. The firm, my leaders and my co-workers truly care about me and my family and they are so supportive of my needs outside of work. … I am grateful beyond words to Edward Jones for this!”

Company Info

HQ Location St. Louis
Total # of Employees 43,090
Industry Financial Services & Insurance

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 120
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 120
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 14
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 14
Days of parental leave after child adoption 120
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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