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Veterans United Home Loans Ranks No. 8 in Nation’s Best Places to Work in 2022 by Glassdoor

January 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA purchase lender, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.

The award recognizes the Best Places to Work in 2022, and the company ranked No. 8 out of 100 companies. This is the first time the company has made this list on Glassdoor.

“It feels especially good to be recognized as a Best Place to Work considering what the work landscape has looked like the last couple years,” said August Nielsen, vice president of people services for Veterans United. “We're in the thick of it just like everyone else, and getting to read the words of people who have worked so hard, and who honestly say that it has changed their life for the better – that makes us feel proud of what we're doing here.”

Veterans United attributes its success to its employees and the values they created: Be Passionate and Have Fun, Deliver Results with Integrity and Enhance Lives Every Day. These values guide employees’ interactions with each other, with homebuyers and with their communities. It takes each employee’s commitment to these values to make the dream of homeownership a reality for those who served our country.

Veterans United has continued to grow and be a place where employees can find a career with passion and purpose. Since expanding to St. Louis in January 2020, the office has grown to over 400 employees. Paddio, a sister brand of Veterans United in Springfield, Mo., has grown to more than 150 employees since opening in August 2020. Veterans United is hiring for a variety of positions in multiple locations. All roles contribute to a culture of care based on our employee created values. A complete list of open positions can be found at

The Employees' Choice Award, now in its 14th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer on Glassdoor. Glassdoor asks employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall and key workplace factors such as career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management, diversity and inclusion, and work/life balance.

“The world of work is rapidly evolving, fueled by the pandemic and now millions of workers re-evaluating their expectations from employers. This year’s Best Places to Work winners are leading the way by listening and responding to employee feedback and reimagining the employee experience to truly put their people first,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s inspiring to see these employers step up during the pandemic to expand and grow company cultures where employees feel supported and valued in and out of work. Congratulations to all of this year’s Employees’ Choice Award winners.”

About Veterans United Home Loans

Based in Columbia, Mo., Veterans United Home Loans is the country's largest VA purchase lender. They specialize in helping Veterans achieve the American dream of homeownership through the utilization of the benefit they earned, the VA Loan, as a result of their service to our country. In 2021, VU was awarded No. 33 on Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For®, the company's sixth consecutive year on the list.

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is revolutionizing how people everywhere find jobs and companies they love by providing deeper workplace transparency. Professionals turn to Glassdoor to research ratings, reviews, salaries and more at millions of employers, and to Fishbowl by Glassdoor to engage in candid workplace conversations. Companies use Glassdoor to post jobs and attract talent through employer branding and employee insights products. Glassdoor is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, a leading global technology company, and a part of its fast-growing HR Technology business unit. For more information, visit | 1-800-884-5560 |1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 Veterans United Home Loans NMLS # 1907 ( A VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Licensed in all 50 states. For State Licensing information, please visit

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

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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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