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Missouri Companies Take 10% of Top 50 in 2016 Fortune Best Companies List

insight59Edward Jones, Burns & McDonnell, Veterans United Home Loans, World Wide Technology, and Build-a-Bear all made the list.

Five Missouri companies were listed in the top 50 in the 2016 Fortune 100 best companies to work for, according to Great Place to Work.  Edward Jones, Burns & McDonnell, Veterans United Home Loans, World Wide Technology, and Build-a-Bear all made the list.

Each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct an extensive survey of employees in corporate companies.  The survey measures employees’ attitudes about management credibility, overall job satisfaction, camaraderie, pay and benefits, as well as training, diversity, and recognition programs.

Edward Jones, which is headquartered in St. Louis, had the highest ranking of any Missouri company at number 10.  This was Edward Jones’ 17th year making the list, and ranked highly in camaraderie citing that nearly 75 percent of new financial managers came from employee referrals.

Veterans United Home Loans, headquartered in Columbia, Mo., was one of the six newcomers to the list this year, ranking in at number 30.  Fortune and Great Places to Work ranked Veterans United highly on atmosphere, giving back to their community and events, as the firm hosts campouts for their employees and families each summer, matches charitable giving and provides breakfast, snacks and beverages every day. And did we mention free massage therapy?

Burns & McDonnell, headquartered in Kansas City, ranked 16th, while World Wide Technology and Build-a-Bear, both headquartered in St. Louis, ranked 38th and 45th respectively.

In addition to great corporate culture, Missouri’s competitive cost of living and vibrant culture enables these employers to provide employees with a high quality of life at a lower cost. As a result, we continue to see Missouri talent driving innovation and building a modern, cutting edge economic environment.