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.
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