100 Best Companies to Work For
A.G. Edwards
Rank: 70 (2005 rank: 56)
Get quote: AGE
  
Headquarters: St. Louis, MO
Industry: Securities
Large Companies Rank: 22
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 2,607
U.S. Sites: 720
Website: http://www.agedwards.com
What makes it so great?
The 118-year-old brokerage firm is a classroom as well: It hired 650 financial consultants last year and spent $75,000 to train each one. Employees can also earn college credits onsite via in-house classes at A.G. Edwards University.
U.S. employees 15,708
Employees outside U.S. 8
% minorities 8
% women 46
New jobs (1 year) -71
% job growth (1 year) 0
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 73
% voluntary turnover 10
Applicants 22,387
Most common job (salaried) HDQ Managers & Professional Support $68,825
Most common job (hourly) Branch Support Employees $34,279
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.