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People names Veterans United Home Loans No. 3 on 2017 50 Companies That Care list

April 3, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans announced today it was named No. 3 on People's first ever 50 Companies That Care list, jointly chosen by People and Great Place to Work®. The outstanding companies were recognized for going above and beyond to create a caring environment for employees, and for supporting them throughout their professional and personal lives.

At Veterans United we strive to be a community of people who are committed to each other, to our Veterans, service members and their families. We want to work every day to grow, change and improve as people and professionals, said Dr. Amanda Andrade, chief people officer at Veterans United. "As employees we work together to maintain our culture in part by delivering results with integrity, building friendships and focusing on service to others. We open up a wide array of opportunities for people to connect with each other through activities like book and movie clubs, singing in a choir, charity events and even service trips. At the very heart of our culture is the motivation to be there for one another in ways that are meaningful and foster respect and kindness.

Companies were chosen for the list based on anonymous surveys from their employees that confirmed they experience a truly caring environment, plus a high level of trust in their leaders, a healthy company culture and ample camaraderie among their colleagues.

What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees' stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most, said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work®.

The Companies That Care is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and its partner publications based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work Certified organizations. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work's website.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 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

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Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540
john.quin@vu.com

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523
communications@vu.com

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. Chris writes about military home buying and the mortgage industry for a host of sites and publications, from Zillow’s Mortgages Unzipped and About.com to the Huffington Post and Motley Fool. 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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