According to a survey by Fortune Magazine, Edward Jones ranks as the fifth best company to work for. The investment firm has 11,000 offices all over the United States, and an astounding 65% of its employees are women.
Another characteristic that sets Edward Jones apart from some of its sister firms in the financial sector is that is has so far survived the grueling recession without firing their employees. Managing partner Jim Weddle commented that, “It’s a great time not to be a bank, or to be owned by one.”
Edward Jones is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, and posted revenues of about $4.1 billion in 2010. Edward Jones has almost 7 million investors, yet strives to take a personal approach to each of their clients.