SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As an organization committed to building Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) throughout its cultural fabric, USAA is proud to be listed No. 11 on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. Making D&I part of the culture allows USAA to provide a great place to work and exceptional service and innovative solutions for members.
The ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S. Great Place to Work evaluated more than 50 elements of team members' experience on the job. These included professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds.
"We are honored to be a part of this list and truly appreciate the recognition," said Monique McCloud, USAA's Chief Diversity Officer. "At USAA, we believe that passionate, open-minded people of all cultures and backgrounds should have the opportunity to be successful. This honor is a testament to our commitment and to our continued efforts in encouraging D&I."
USAA's D&I credo is "Many Faces. One Mission." This philosophy describes a place where all employees count and contribute to the company's overall success. Diversity within the culture – just as within a financial portfolio – makes the foundation even stronger. This strength helps USAA provide exceptional member service and innovative solutions for its members and their families.
"The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.
By fostering an inclusive work culture and encouraging an open dialogue between employees, USAA is creating conditions for people to succeed. In fact, USAA received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality.
USAA has long been recognized for its service and for being a top employer. This year, Great Place to Work and FORTUNE ranked USAA among the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Workplaces for Parents, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces for Millennials.
The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to more than 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.