The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 11 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011" list in its 12th appearance on the prestigious list, said John Anthony Melo, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Melbourne.
Edward Jones also ranked No. 2 for large-sized companies and was the highest ranking financial-services firm.
Edward Jones' 12 Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003 and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.
"The fact that we've been on the list for 12 years speaks to the consistency of our business model and our focus of working with individual investors. In addition, our partnership allows us to share the ownership of the firm with those men and women who help us to be successful," said Edward Jones managing partner, James D. Weddle.
Currently, Edward Jones has nearly 900 positions available throughout the country, mostly for financial advisors and branch office administrators.
Each Edward Jones branch office includes one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one-on-one with clients in the communities where those clients live.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.
A total of 311 companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company.
The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie.
The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
For more information on Edward Jones of Melbourne, located at 7025 N. Wickham Road, please contact John Anthony Melo at (321) 255-4221.