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Edward Jones
Edward Jones
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Rank: 8
Previous rank: 5
2011 revenue ($ millions): $4,577

What makes it so great?
The privately held securities firm maintains some 11,000 small offices and a close-knit culture with regular regional gatherings for ice skating, fishing tournaments, and more. Forty-four percent of new hires come from employee referrals.

Headquarters:
St. Louis, MO
Website: www.edwardjones.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
35,114
Employees outside U.S.
1,860
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
-261
% job growth (1 year)
-1%
% voluntary turnover
9%
Applicants
265,223
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
4,630
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sr. Programmer Analyst
$83,010
Most common job (hourly):
Branch Office Administrator
$34,864
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
No
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
No
Subsidized gym membership
Yes
Work-life
Job sharing program
Yes
Compressed workweek
Yes
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
7%
% women
64%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
124
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
29
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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