Magazine names Edward Jones highest-ranking firm

In its first-ever ranking of best employers, Forbes rated Edward Jones the highest-ranking financial services firm on its list of 500 companies spanning 27 industries, according to a new release from the firm’s five Jackson County financial advisers.

The firm’s overall ranking, published in the magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2015” edition, was No. 24 out of the 500 companies on the list.

More than 20,000 American workers at 3,500 large companies and nonprofit institutions were polled online and asked how likely they would recommend their employers to others and how likely they would recommend other employers within their industries.

Earlier in March, FORTUNE magazine named the firm No. 6 on its “100 Best Companies to Work For 2015” list. That was Edward Jones’ 16th appearance on the list.

Edward Jones also appears on Forbes magazine’s largest private companies list, which is based on net revenues. The firm ranked No. 65 with, at the time of the ranking in 2014, $5.72 billion in net revenue. Today, the firm’s net revenues are $6.3 billion.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.