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5. Edward Jones

Edward Jones
Rank: 5 (Previous rank: 11)
What makes it so great?
With some 11,000 offices across the country, the investment firm escaped the recession with nary a layoff. Says managing partner Jim Weddle: "It's a great time not to be a bank -- or to be owned by one."
Headquarters:
12555 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
2010 revenue ($ millions): 4,183
Website: www.edwardjones.com
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Employees  
U.S. employees 36,937
Employees outside U.S. 1,896
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 239
% job growth (1 year) 1%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 221,392
Job openings (as of 1/2/12) 1,515
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sr Programmer Analyst
$78,541
Most common job (hourly):
Branch Office Administrator
$33,672
Benefits  
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 6%
% women 65%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 219
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 28
From the Feb. 6, 2012 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 2010 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2011 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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