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We have great people, no doubt, but it is more than that. It’s the way all of these great people continue to come together for a common cause that makes this place so special.

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It’s No Secret: We Love Our Company Culture

Explore the values that guide everything we do

We live it & we mean it

Our three company values were created by our employees.

It's not some vague mission statement. In the skilled and dedicated hands of our employees, our values burst to life every day and position our company for continued excellence in the future. We are passionate. We deliver results. We enhance lives.

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Alberto Barba

Alberto Barba

Loan Officer - NMLS #47902

VU is more than just a mortgage company. VU is a family that cares about people.

Be passionate and have fun

We are passionate.

We begin every day committed to excellence and finding fulfillment in what we do. By celebrating our victories, learning from our mistakes, staying positive and embracing change, we continuously improve as people, as professionals and as a company. We strive to amaze. We actively contribute to the Veterans United family-spirit, and have fun at work. As a team, we proudly serve those who have served our country.

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James Leach

James Leach

Closing Specialist 1

The best part about working at VU is the ability to have fun and be yourself.

Deliver results with integrity

We deliver results.

We recognize that execution is essential for the long-term success of our company. Hard-work and excellence are expected from everyone on our team. As a company, we do the right thing, never compromising our integrity. We work to foster an environment of open and honest communication. We fulfill our promises, and strive to be the strongest, most knowledgeable VA loan team in the country.

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Sarah Hribik

Sara Hribik

Loan Specialist - NMLS #1287837

I work hard to make sure our clients are happy and taken care of. Integrity, commitment, and hard work are genuinely rewarded.

Enhance lives every day

We enhance lives.

We believe that our success as a company is not measured solely by profits, but also by the positive impact that we have on the lives of our clients, co-workers, and community. Respect for everyone is a standard, not an objective. We work to maintain a balance between our home lives and our work. As a company, we genuinely care about the well-being of others. By donating our time and resources, we make a difference in our community. We achieve more collectively than we ever could individually.

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Justine Farnen

Justine Farnen

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1281956
United States Marine Corps Veteran

I am passionate about helping our nation’s veterans, and I feel like I get to do that every single day while simultaneously having fun with my co-workers.

Our Culture Team is Here for You

Teamwork doesn’t make things easy, it makes things possible.

Emily Kamin

Emily Kamin

Health & Fitness Coordinator 

I encourage employees to stay active and healthy.

Loreli Wilson

Loreli Wilson

Manager of Diversity & Inclusion 

I want our employees to feel valued, respected, accepted and supported.

Ian Franz

Ian Franz

Director of Culture

I make sure every employee has the opportunity to live our values.

Matt Gordon

Matt Gordon

Director of Faith & Community

I connect employees to each other, the company, and the community.

Amazing Experiences Collected Here

What some call perks, we call essentials

Essentials (not leftovers)

We work to create a place where you can thrive.

We want our employees to be happy and healthy because when you’re at your best, you can do your best work. By treating people the way they should be treated, we have built a great team of highly satisfied employees. It’s our mission to keep it that way.

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Thrive as an employee and a person:
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Casual dress
  • Free massages
  • Free gym memberships
  • Free (healthy) snack fridge
  • Amazing company and family oriented events
  • Paternity leave & Maternity leave
  • Company-sponsored sports leagues
  • The opportunity to enhance lives every day (for real)
  • Pet insurance

Professional development

We help you unleash your full potential.

The traits, personalities and strengths of every employee allow us to better serve our customers. But we also know you deserve to be supported in you career development. Here are just a few ways you can advance yourself:

  • Lunch and learns
  • Professional Development Program
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Nationally-renowned speakers

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Amy Starr

Amy Starr

Life Balance Coordinator

I help employees find stability at work and at home.

Friendships & support

We are a family.

Just like any family we stand by each other through the good and the bad times of life. We celebrate together. We cry together. Being listed No. 4 on Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie in 2015 shows we don’t just work next to each other, but we are doing life together. Here are just a few ways we rally together:

  • Book clubs
  • Faith Forums
  • Groups around similar interests

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Shawn Courter

Shawn Courter

Underwriting Team Lead

We are all here for the same purpose: helping our veterans. This passion can be felt in everything we do and from everyone involved.

Community Involvement

We are about more than just selling mortgages.

We genuinely care about our homebuyers, our co-workers and our communities, and we want to give back in significant ways. We make it a priority to hire employees who are committed to helping people and enhancing lives.

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Be a part of enhancing lives.

Here’s the impact of Veterans United Foundation, our charitable arm founded and fully-funded by employees:

  • Over $20 million has been donated by employees to the Foundation
  • Countless volunteer hours logged by employees every year
  • More than 90% of employees donate at least 1% to the Foundation

Events & team building

We’re committed to doing great work. But we know how to have fun as well.

We're putting our creative energy into activities that celebrate life, accomplishments and people. We host employee contests, events, and games throughout the year. Examples of some of our events include:

  • Family events like Camp WannaVU (campout with fishing, meals, games, and prizes)
  • Employee-only events like Field Day (imagine grade school games played by adults)
  • Employee plus guest events like our Holiday Party (the one day a year when our employees dress up)

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Sports team of employees in a goofy picture

We are Proud of our Achievements

We strive to do better all the time

Veterans United named Great Place to Work 2015 for Camaraderie by Fortune Magazine, No. 4
2015 Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Workplaces for Women, No. 48
2015 Most Innovative Strategy Award
2015 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces
2016 WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Seal of Distinction
2015 American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Company Gold Achievement
2016 Military Friendly Employer®
2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employer®
2014 Missouri Business’s Best Places to Work
2015 Columbia Business Times Top of the Town Awards: “Top Place to Work” and “Top Culture” and “Top Business with a Commitment to Philanthropy”
93% of our employees recommend Veterans United Home Loans on Glassdoor.com
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