Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 43, Large

Edward Jones

St. Louis, Mo. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

A promote-from-within philosophy reigns at this St. Louis-based financial services firm, where more than 70% of openings for leadership positions were filled internally in 2013. Those career advancement opportunities can yield significant financial rewards in the form of profit-sharing plans and bonuses, which are awarded every four months. Additionally, all employees who have been with Edward Jones three or more years have the opportunity to own a piece of the company through a limited partnership arrangement -- an investment program with a long track record of delivering annual double-digit percentage returns.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 36,931

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,066

IT employee turnover in 2013: 5%

IT promotions in 2013: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $910