March 29, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's No. 1 VA purchase lender, is proud to announce Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named it one of the country's 25 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, coming in at No. 2 on the list. The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector.
The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance stand out for thriving in a competitive marketplace. In 2017, Veterans United employees gave $1.35 million to 135 charitable organizations and local causes throughout the country through the company's philanthropic arm, Veterans United Foundation. More than 90 percent of the company's 2,400 employees donate a percentage of their paychecks to the Foundation, which is matched dollar for dollar by the company.
This recognition is a direct reflection of the culture our employees promote, said Nate Long, CEO at Veterans United. Our employees go above and beyond not only to support and serve our Veterans but also to serve and support each other. We are passionate about serving our Veterans and service members and enhancing the lives of those around us.
Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization's community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees' experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.
"Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces show that maximizing human potential creates a great workplace and drives business performance," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. Organizations like Veterans United set the bar for other Financial Services and Insurance companies, proving that if you invest in your people they will invest in you.
The Best Workplaces in the Financial Services & Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Veterans United also was also ranked as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.