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Veterans United Named in Top 5 Workplaces in Financial Services

July 19, 2016

COLUMBIA, MO. Veterans United Home Loans, a full-service VA lender, is proud to announce Great Place to Work® and Fortune have named it one of the country's 30 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance, coming in at #5 on the list.

Veterans United earned the ranking based on employees' anonymous responses to questions addressing their experience at work. On issues of fairness, professional advancement, camaraderie and other traits essential to a rewarding career, Veterans United exceeded benchmarks for comparably-sized organizations striving to create a great workplace.

At Veterans United our values are our way of life, said CEO Nate Long. We have a people first mindset, and because of that our employees are committed to delivering the highest level of customer service to our Veteran clients. They are also committed to taking care of each other, inside and outside of work. We deliver results with integrity, we enjoy and are passionate about what we do, all with the goal of enhancing lives every day.

Veterans United makes a point to involve people in decisions that affect their work, while cultivating a transparent and collegial environment. The Trust Index® Survey, which this ranking is based upon, takes into account key factors of the workplace including employees' trust in leadership, perceptions of fair pay and profit sharing, pride in ones work, and an overall sense of teamwork and cooperation across the firm.

"The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance prove that money isn't everything," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "While employees give them high marks for compensation, these businesses also offer a level playing field for advancement and consistent opportunities for professional growth. In turn, team members at the Best Workplaces report high levels of commitment and cooperation that give these organizations a competitive advantage."

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations.

Veterans United also ranked No. 30 in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

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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