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2. Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Rank: 2 (Previous rank: 2)
What makes it so great?
The investment adviser weathered the recession without closing one of its 12,615 offices or laying off a single employee (the British division was sold in October). Salaries were frozen, but profit sharing continued.
Headquarters: 12555 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
2008 revenue ($ millions): 3,859

Is Edward Jones a great employer, or what?
Edward Jones stats
U.S. employees 37,079
Employees outside U.S. 2,833
New jobs (1 year) 1,926
% job growth (1 year) 8%
% voluntary turnover 9%
Applicants 221,018
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 631
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Senior Programmer Analyst
Most common job (hourly):
Branch Office Administrator
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 7%
% women 63%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 237
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 23
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
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 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data 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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