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Veterans United Home Loans Named One of Nation’s Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

July 22, 2021

COLUMBIA, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veterans United Home Loans was named one of the nation’s Best Workplaces for Millennials by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® for the sixth consecutive year. The nation’s largest VA purchase lender ranked No.10 on the list.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million current employees. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing how their organization creates a Great Place to Work culture. About 85 percent of the evaluation is based on millennials’ experiences of trust and reaching their full potential as a part of the company.

The company’s more than 5,000 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.

“We’re fortunate to have such an incredible group of people making Veterans United the kind of place they want it to be,” said Nate Long, CEO of Veterans United Home Loans. “That really is the heart of it. The people here take what could easily be just another normal job and turn it into something much more than that. Not only are they leaving a lasting impact on the people we serve, but they do the same thing for their coworkers, their families, and the people they run into out in the community. I think that’s a big part of what draws people to come work here.”

The Best Workplaces for Millennials list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ treat their employees like people, not just employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”

For the sixth consecutive year, Veterans United Home Loans ranked on Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For® including 2021. In 2020, Veterans United Home Loan ranked No. 11 by Fortune for Top Workplaces for Women and No. 27 for Best Workplaces for Millennials. The company has also ranked on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance.

About Veterans United Home Loans

Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $25.8 billion in loans in 2020 and is the country’s largest VA purchase lender. The company’s mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. The company’s employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have donated more than $100 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

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Veterans United Facts

  • $34 billion
    in loans financed in 2022
  • Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient
    by the Secretary of Defense
  • More than 4,300 employees
    in more than 36 states
  • More than $130 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • No. 8 Best Place to Work
    according to Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2022

Featured In

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


Media Team

Chad Moller
Communications Manager
(573) 876-2600 ext. 6924

Tierre Banks
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
(800) 814-1103 ext. 3220

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Vice President of Mortgage Insight 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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