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Edward Jones

             Edward Jones is a financial services and stock-broking firm committed to helping individuals meet their long-term financial goals. Investment Representatives (IRs) provide their investments, advice and services through a network of single IR branch office locations, which in turn provides a convenient personal service to customers. Edward Jones provides IRs with these offices, along with a full-time support person (BOA) and industry leading technology. The firm intends to continue to expand and provide more complete coverage of existing and potential markets. The firm is a partnership, entirely owned by more than 6,100 associates who are general and limited partners. The reason I chose Edward Jones as a company to research is because I am very familiar with them. Linda Gay Blanc, my aunt, works for Edward Jones. She is the biggest reason I know about Edward Jones. Another reason I am familiar with Edward Jones is because I invest through them. Edward Jones is not only a good company to do business with but also a good company to work for. Edward Jones is ranked #1 in "Fortune's", 100 Best companies to work for.
             Edward Jones financial status is only as good as the employees that work for it. It is the brokers who do all of the work bringing in money. Each broker is his or her own boss. They enjoy the freedom and independence of running their own offices, without the insecurity and major expenditures associated with being self-employed. Although IRs do not own their individual businesses, they all have the opportunity for ownership in the company through a limited or general partnership. They set their own hours and run their business the way they want to run it, within certain standards of course. For me, this is the best reason to work for a company like Edward Jones. Setting your own hours is everyone's dream, but it takes discipline at the same time. For an employee to do well for the company, they have to be self-motivated so they can earn an income for Edward Jones.

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