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A newcomer to our list, Veterans United is the nation’s largest dedicated VA lender committed to helping veterans and service members become homeowners. Based in Columbia, Missouri with 34 offices, the firm sends all new hires $10 before their first day on the job as a way of introducing themselves by sharing how they used their money to enhance someone else’s life. One newbie went to Goodwill and placed a dollar in each of her favorite books along with a note that read: “Great choice; this one is on me.” Every summer, Veterans United also arranges a campout event for employees and their families to enjoy fishing, campfires, games, and S’mores under the stars. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

 

Company Info

Rank last year-
# of years on list
New
Industry
Financial Services & Insurance
Year founded2,002
CEO/Top executive
Nate Long
HQ location
Columbia, Missouri
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
-
Web addresshttps://www.veteransunited.com
Total U.S. employees
1,745
Total employees outside the U.S.-
Full-time jobs added in last year
272
FT job growth in the past year
20%
Number of work sites
34

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
no
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
no
Offers onsite childcare
no
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
no
Location of medical facility
-
Offers college tuition reimbursement
no
Max tuition
-
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women52
% Minorities10
% African-American/Black
3.4
% Asian
1.8
% Caucasian/White
89.9
% Hispanic/Latino
2.6
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.5
% Two or more races
1.4
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
8
Vacation
-
Sick days
Set
General PTO
15
Total PTO after 5 years
28

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay (salaried position)-
Most common job (for hourly employee)
-
Avg. base pay (hourly)-
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay (hourly position)-

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)140
# of job applicants
13,274
Avg. # of applicants per opening
64
FT voluntary turnover
11%
# of jobs filled
1,229
Jobs filled internally
621
% of jobs filled by referral
41%
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)245
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)185