Edward Jones lauded for workplace environment

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

For the 21st time, Edward Jones is named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.

Edward Jones, which has a strong presence in Port Arthur and Mid-County, took the No. 7 spot on the prestigious list, the 16th year the firm has ranked in the top 10.

“It’s critical that we foster an associate workplace experience — like the experience we create for our clients — of feeling understood, informed, secure and in control in their professional lives,” Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington said.

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Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, analyzed responses from more than 650,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified organizations across the U.S.

The firm evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience, including the extent to which employees trust leaders, respect with which people are treated, fairness of workplace decisions and how much camaraderie there is among the team.
Rankings are based on employee feedback.

“As managing partner, it is my role to create an environment that unlocks the potential of our associates and creates a sense of belonging for all,” Pennington said.

“We attract, hire and retain many talented people with diverse perspectives, and this cultivates an environment of openness, creativity, innovation and trust. It is humbling to be recognized for our leadership, continuous learning and providing a sense of belonging for all as we seek to create an exceptional client and associate experience.”
Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors.