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Veterans United Home Loans named one of nation’s Top Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

September 18, 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans was named one of the nation’s Top Workplaces for Women by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® for the fifth consecutive year. The nation’s largest VA purchase lender ranked No.11 on the list.

The list considered feedback from over 4.9 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. The evaluation includes over 60 elements from employees’ trust for leaders to fairness of workplace decisions. Approximately 85 percent of the ranking reports from women on how they feel about their work place and how fair their experiences are in comparison to men’s reports in the same workplaces.

“Providing our employees with a workplace environment in which they can thrive both professionally and personally is a cornerstone of our culture at Veterans United Home Loans,” Dr. Amanda Andrade, Chief People Officer at Veterans United said. “This year with the pandemic, we have experienced a whole set of unexpected challenges to ensure we are keeping our employees safe while providing the best possible customer service to our borrowers. Maintaining our culture of inclusiveness, even from a social distance, has remained at the forefront of our commitment to our employees.”

Andrade was named one of Housing Wire’s Women of Influence in the mortgage industry for 2020. The company's nearly 3,700 employees focus on helping Veterans and their families secure homeownership. Their success is tied directly to living out its employee-created values: Be Passionate and Have Fun, Deliver Results with Integrity and Enhance Lives Every Day.

“This year we have already hired more than 1,000 employees,” Larissa Wollard, Associate Director of People Services at Veterans United said. “We have hundreds of openings we are looking to fill and are projected to continue to hire at this pace for the foreseeable future.” Current openings range from Marketing, Technology, Production and Operations. In St. Louis, the company is looking to hire Operations Coordinators and Loan Specialists.

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The Best Workplaces for Women stand out for excelling in one of the nation’s most competitive marketplaces.

The Best Workplaces for Women 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 Home Loans also ranked No. 1 in Missouri out of 90 employers by Forbes. The lender is amongst 1,461 finalists for the 2020 Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers by State’ ranking.

“Best workplaces like Veterans United Home Loans are committed to addressing gender issues and evolving their behaviors and mindsets to narrow the gender gap,” Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work said. “By creating an inclusive culture, Best Workplaces on this list see an increase in innovation regardless of gender, giving them a competitive advantage to thrive during these uncertain times."

Veterans United Facts

  • $25.8 billion
    in loans financed in 2020
  • No. 33 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2021
  • More than $87 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 4,700 employees
    in more than 20 states

Featured In

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • US News & World Report
  • CNN Money
  • The New York Times
  • INC 500


Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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