Business Alabama teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partner - SHRM - to rank the state's best employers. 20 companies were named Best Places to Work in Alabama for 2013, divided into 11 large companies, four medium-sized companies and five small companies by the number of people they employ in Alabama.
The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm. For four consecutive years, Edward Jones has ranked in the top two Best Companies to Work for in Alabama.
Edward Jones has 129 branches all over Alabama. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the industry.