COLUMBIA, Mo., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans United Home Loans is honored to announce it is one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. The full-service lender focuses on VA Home Loans and was chosen as No. 27 on the list that recognizes companies with exceptional workplace culture. This marks the second year in a row Veterans United made the list, last year coming in at No. 30.
With more than 2,300 employees in 21 states, each day is focused on helping Veterans and their families secure homeownership. Its success as a great place to work is based on the commitment to live out its employee-created values: Be Passionate and have fun, Deliver Results with integrity and Enhance Lives every day.
"Being on Fortune's 100 Best Companies list is exciting to us because it's a direct reflection of the culture our employees promote," said Nate Long, CEO for Veterans United. "There is no one individual that makes our company special. It's about the collective effort. Our employees go above and beyond every day to support each other, while serving our nation's Veterans and service members. We not only love what we do, but we also love the people we do it with. That's what makes us all so proud to be a part of Veterans United."
The top 100 list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel toward their leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers. Veterans United was ranked the third highest company on the list of 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by Great Place to Work® and Fortune last month. In the last year, the company has also ranked on the 50 Best Workplaces for Women, 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie and 30 Best Workplaces for Financial Services and Insurance, coming in at No. 5 on that list in 2016.
"Congratulations to the 100 Best," said Michael C. Bush, CEO for Great Place to Work. "These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work for all, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world."
To see the full list of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For click here.
About Veterans United Home Loans
Based in Columbia, Mo., the full-service national lender financed more than $10.3 billion in loans in 2016. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. In 2016, Veterans United was named No. 30 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. In 2012, Veterans United was named the No. 29 private job creator by Inc. Magazine and No. 21 best medium place to work by Great Place to Work. 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 raised more than $30 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com.
About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire. Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies' results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices. To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
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