Edward Jones

100 Best Companies 2020-Edward Jones
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    No financial services background? No problem! The investment adviser has what it calls the financial industry’s “most comprehensive training program,” which deploys a pay-it-forward culture that sees seasoned financials impart their knowledge and wisdom to new hires—even those with no experience in the field. That translates to job security in the long run; Edward Jones’s retention statistics show that when a new financial adviser receives at least $5 million in assets, there’s an 85% chance that adviser will still work for the company in five years. Compensation perks are nice, too: There’s an annual merit-based pay increase, three bonuses per year, a matched 401(k), and the chance to become a limited partner in the firm.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year7
    Years on list21
    HQ locationSt. Louis
    Job openings (as of February 2020)3,431
    IndustryFinancial Services & Insurance
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$9,369
    Year founded1922
    Type of organizationPrivate Partnership
    Number of work sites15,050


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women61.5%
    % Minorities8.7%
    % African-American/Black2.6%
    % Asian1.5%
    % Caucasian/White81.7%
    % Hispanic/Latino3.3%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.5%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.2%
    % Two or more races0.6%
    % Unknown ethnicity9.6%
    Date info providedJuly 29, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)20
    # Sick days8


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Field Supervision Director
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$81,249
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$8,689
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$89,938

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth6%
    # of job applicants130,463
    Avg. # of applicants per opening17
    # New graduates hired705