Quick facts

About Edward Jones Limited

It’s always hard to keep up with the Joneses and this one in particular. The financial services firm has fought off stiff competition to hold on to the No 2 spot for the second year in a row by continuing to provide an outstanding workplace for its employees.

The company, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, gets 15 top scores and ranks first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth. Hours of work matter less than results at the firm. When Ian Kenwright, a financial adviser in Poole, Dorset, was preparing his business plan for 2008 he incorporated the fact that he wanted to be able to pick up his children from school at 3.30pm. “I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission or get it signed off because I amresponsible for my results and activity and the success of my branch,” Kenwright says. “I have been able to plan my days and hours accordingly and it’s great that the company has supported me in this.” Workers are excited about where the organisation is going, winning the firm a top 87% positive score. They believe they can make a valuable contribution to its success (88%) and are inspired by UK head, Tim Kirley (86%), who wins our special Leadership award.

Staff benefit from good training (85%, a top score) and the firm provides career maps, mentors and guidance to help staff navigate the many opportunities on offer including external courses. Kirley and managing partner, Jim Weddle, communicate with staff through letters, videos, direct talks and information posted on the internet and intranet.

Employees say they run the company on sound moral principles (93%) and that senior managers follow suit by living the values of the organisation (91%). Managers share important information with employees (83%) and regularly express their appreciation for a job well done (80%). Staff members say they are stimulated by their work (85%) and are proud to work for the company (90%). Benefits include share options, profit-related pay, childcare vouchers, discounts on health club membership and a contributory pension.


What is it like to work for Edward Jones Limited

Leadership
Leadership
The office structure is a key part of the culture at Edward Jones. The leadership team, general partners and country leader are approachable allowing associates to talk and work with the firm's leaders, have access to their experience and knowledge, share ideas and successes or concerns in an approach where the door is always open.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Associates receive feedback on their performance compared to expectations allowing leaders to motivate and enhance their contribution. It also identifies associate development needs enabling them to create plans to meet those needs incorporating the firm's varied resources to further an associate's career including internal leadership courses, outside seminars, cross-training opportunities, job shadowing and informational interviews.
My Company
My Company
Associates can enter their ideas in the firm's annual Good Idea Programme. The programme awards ideas that are original and support the company's objectives. Initial winners receive gift vouchers, then a group of grand-prize winners are selected, each receiving a one week all expenses paid trip for two to sunny destinations such as this year's trip to Mexico.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Annual Sales:

    £24,109,000

  • Staff Turnover:

    26%

  • UK sites:

    282

  • Earning £35,000+:

    33%

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

  • Male to Female ratio:

    59% / 41%

  • Staff:

    742

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Graduates are eligible to apply to the Financial Adviser and Branch Office Administrator vacancies, as well as a number of vacancies in our Head Office., It is not a pre-requisite that those applying for the financial adviser position have experience within the industry. Many of our advisers started their career at Edward Jones as a Trainee Financial Adviser, regardless of whether they were a graduate or whether they had 20 years work experience in a different industry and were looking for a change of career. Our financial adviser training has been specifically designed to enable individuals from a variety of occupational backgrounds to thrive in their new career. In fact, some of our most successful Financial Advisers are former graduates, sales professionals from other industries, corporate executives and IT professionals. , Note for questions 1 and 2:There is no limit to the number of graduate hires for the Trainee Financial Adviser position. The number of graduate applications is currently not tracked.

  • Provides work experience?:

    No

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