4. Edward Jones
It’s a repeat top five performance for the financial services provider that caters to individual investors. Rooted in St. Louis, the firm counts 132 offices in metro Atlanta, with just over 300 employees. Associates are eligible to become partners. Nearly one-quarter of net profit is shared with eligible associates. Associates collaborated to cut costs during the recession and prevented layoffs. Free wellness care is provided, along with discounts for health improvements such as quitting smoking or lowering cholesterol. Adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement and domestic partner benefits are available, as well as 401(k) and Roth matched accounts. Branch associates have autonomy with setting work schedules.
The health technology company that helps hospitals and physician practices improve profitability operates with about 210 employees out of Duluth. It supports numerous national and local charities. An annual gala celebrates employee contributions. Workers are welcome to attend weekly meetings for sharing news, voicing concerns and toasting successes. Navicure has been awarded for its customer service, based on a pledge to answer client phone calls with a live voice within three rings. Employee and client retention has averaged 95 percent in recent years. Benefits are sweetened by a 401(k) plan with a company contribution. Free breakfasts are provided each Friday.