Edward D. Jones & Co.
Overall Rank: 61
Number of Employees: 29403
Number of IT Employees: 952
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 13 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 38 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 12 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 37 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 20 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 2
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$394
This financial planner offers investment services from more than 9,000 branch offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Even though the company tightened its belt across the board last year, no benefits were cut and it has continued its record of no layoffs since 1969. IT employees are eligible for bonuses, profit-sharing plans, merit pay increases and 401(k) matches.