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11. Edward Jones

Edward Jones
Rank: 11 (Previous rank: 2)
What makes it so great?
The investment adviser has made diversity a priority with new recruitment programs to bring people of color into a workforce that is 93% white. As the company itself says, it "does not aspire to be a firm of middle-aged white men."
Headquarters:
12555 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
2009 revenue ($ millions): 3,548
Website: www.edwardjones.com
 
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Employees  
U.S. employees 35,987
Employees outside U.S. 2,047
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 571
% job growth (1 year) 2%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 204,305
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 890
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sr. Programmer Analyst
$74,414
Most common job (hourly):
Branch Office Administrator
$31,651
Benefits  
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 63%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 247
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 19
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* 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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