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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.

     

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    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