Veterans United Home Loans

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Veterans United Home Loans Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
98 Reviews
4.2
98 Reviews
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Veterans United Home Loans CEO Nate Long
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits - Catered lunch on Mondays, Casual Dress, Strong emphasis on work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • We have flexible hours and a very casual dress code which allows me to work when it's most convenient, which is ideal as a student (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • com is that they are hiring people so fast it is very hard to keep up with every and there new positions (in 4 reviews)

  • It is a fast growing company so people are constantly getting moved and shuffled around (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    VAMC is second to none!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Employee Relations in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Director of Employee Relations in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    I have worked at two very big companies and neither of them come anywhere close to what VAMortgageCenter.com has in regards to company values and culture. The focus here is not all about the bottom line. It is about Enhancing the Lives of others. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of our clients, vendors, family, friends, co-workers, and community. That is a refreshing quality for any place of work. VAMC hires people that are in line with the company values. That means that from the first day you walk through the door you have something in common with just about everyone. It is truly a family atmosphere and I couldn't ask to be employed by a better organization!

    Cons

    Parking is the biggest issue. We are growing exponentially and our poor parking lot can't contain us. Getting into a building and a lot that can eventually hold all of us would only strengthen the already stellar culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Your willingness to embrace change and forward thinking are what keeps this place fresh and fun. Thank you for making this THE place to work!

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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    Free lunch on Mondays,Great Company events,Top notch, always putting employees first and that is very important. Amazing people

    Cons

    I really don't have any bad things to say about the company. Sometimes communication with upper management can be hard, but not bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do! This is a great company to work for and the values are great for everyone.

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing Team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    The group of people here are awesome. It is a great team of people who really care about taking care of the customers as well as each other. The company pushes values consistently and are ones that are easy to get behind.

    Cons

    As the company grows, there is trouble keeping up with office space requirements and is resulting in just adding new offices. But being in multiple offices separates people a bit and makes it hard to get to know people in other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more communication with the employees. The blog posts are helping, but even more would be better.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Delivering Results with Integrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    For me, some of the best reasons to work at VAMC are our company values: Be Passionate and have fun, Deliver Results with integrity, and Enhance Lives every day.

    After working for other companies dedicated to acheiving results no matter the cost, it is great to work for a place where passion and integrity are so highly prized, and the end goal is to enhance lives. I have held several positions in my time at VAMC, and found each to be challenging and rewarding.

    Mortgage brokers and internet based companies have gotten a bad rap in recent years, but I can say that VAMC breaks the mold in every sense. I have always been encouraged to hold our clients' best interests first, even on the rare occasion when that meant recommending that they pursue another option than our company.

    Within the work place, hard work is recognized and rewarded with opportunities for upward mobility, and employees' personal goals and needs are given great importance as well. Group opportunities for volunteering and family events are frequent, and really help develop a team mentality. I have grown both as an individual and as a team member from the company sponsored book studies.

    VAMC is different than other companies because the things that make it best come from the top down.

    Cons

    As others have said, I feel that the biggest downsides are the frequent changes that come with a rapidly growing company. If a month goes by without visiting the main office, I'm sure to find that many people have moved since I've last been there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you need to keep doing what you're doing: don't lose sight of your values and passion in the midst of growth, and make sure you do things on purpose- not just because they're the natural next step in the process. Thanks for making VAMC a great place to work!

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  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company..I'm a lifer!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    I love the laid back, casual feeling of the company. My superiors are easily approachable on issues and I can trust they have my best interest at heart. We do many great things as a company, starting by providing a quality service to our US Veterans, supporting our community thru chartiable efforts, and celebrating all victories as a company. I enjoy coming to work everyday and have made many friends.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat stressful during the peak seasons, but would rather be busy than bored. Sometimes would rather be compensated thru bonuses than several parties a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More of a connection between management and employees. Sometimes I feel expectations get lost in translation and tasks can be overloaded in some departments. But I enjoy being a part of the progress of becoming the best place to have a career!

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  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have seen the rest, and now I am a part of the BEST!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    I know everyone talks about the casual dress code and the great people that we work around, and. having lunch brought in on Mondays is a nice perk as well. All of these great things about working at the company feed the culture that is The VAMortgagecenter.com. This is a unique facet about the company that a lot of other places, big and small, are not fortunate enough to have. I have been in this business for a long time, and have seen other organizations come and go.. and VAMC has continued to grow in a very difficult market. There is no "one thing" that makes this is great place to be a part of, but I sure try and do my part to contribute to those "one things" everyday.

    Cons

    I work hard, and yes, it sometimes gets a little stressful, and I work some long hours. I do it because I feel a sense of duty to my clients. I don't really think this is a downside as the rewards outweigh the costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice to management, I feel like I can go into any of my superior's offices and have a conversation about any thing that needs to be talked about.. very approachable. I feel like there is a lot of mutual respect.

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Surprise in Columbia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    VAMC has been a great surprise for a company to be a part of. The growth is tremendous and the executive team is passionate, knowledgeable and are not afraid to make decisions. They are flexible to change the course if an idea doesn't work but it's not without trying and "going for it".
    There are great perks for the employees: Monday lunch, vending, soda machine, massages, great events, monthly fun days. The company encourages work, life balance. The company is young as well as the management and employees, they risk takers and give back to one another and to the community. I'm proud to be associated with the group of people I get to see on a daily basis. I definately don't drag getting to the office, I actually look forward to it.

    Cons

    The downsize comes with the rapid growth and the changes that come with it. You have to hang on for the ride, but understand that the ride is a lot of fun. Also, there's a lack of organizational structure so it can be a little confusing where to go or who to go to. The good side is that everyone is so nice and willing to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership does a good job celebrating their successes. I would suggest seeking advise from others who can help take the company to the next level whether they are current employees or outside the company. Also never loose site of what made VAMC successful and always stay true to the company culture.

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I wouldn't think of working anywhere else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    There are so many pros to working at VAMortgageCenter.com its hard to list them all. I look forward to going into work everyday. Not only do I enjoy the daily challenge of my work, but the environment is by far the best I've ever been a part of. Everyone in my office comes in everyday ready to work hard and to have a good time. One of the best parts of VAMortgage Center is the way this company takes care of its employees and makes sure that they'll able to fulfill their duties. As others have said, Monday lunches, casual dress, massage Fridays, and regular company events are just a few ways that is accomplished. Basically, I wouldn't think of working anywhere else.

    Cons

    Since the company is excellent at keeping up with current trends, it sometimes gets difficult to keep all of the new developments straight. Learning new programs or methods sometimes gets difficult but its all part of making sure your company gets to the top, and then stays there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I absolutely love working here. Thanks for everything you do for the employees and the community!

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    VAMC.com- Privelege to work here and serve those that serve us.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    The people from the owners down sincerely care about treating people the right way, both co-workers and clients. Our values are not simply 'pretty slogans', but mandatory actions that must be fulfilled by each employee. The service we provide is truly beneficial to others. Character counts here. We work and play hard.

    Cons

    With such expediant growth, changes happen quickly, which can make it difficult to keep up with everything that is going on at times. It is definitely a fast-paced environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding everyone in a fair manner. Continue to make sure pay is balanced based on performance and longevity of employment. Reward those who keep there head down and may not ask for raises etc..

    Keep the company humble, continually recognizing what we do is a privelege to provide a service to our military members. As we grow, avoid the stereotypical corporate downfalls that change in the workplace.

    Keep up the great work!

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  11.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    VA Mortgage Center.com is a great place to work. They really know how to take care of their employees. They are very receptive to employee feedback, and really take it into consideration when making plans for the furture. You can really tell they care about how we feel, and want to make sure we as employees are satisfied, which in turn, makes us more productive, and helps the company, as well!

    Cons

    Due to the large increase in the need for employees, there have been, it seems, sacrifices to the amount of training new employees receive. Newer hires are thrown in to the mix a little early. (However, there is very much a community atmosphere where fellow co-workers are VERY willing to help whenever they can.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really invest in the training and planning of new hires, so that we can maximize the experience each new hire receives. This will make the new employees feel more at ease once they are "on their own." If they feel they are being successful and feel competent at what they're doing, they're more prone to stick around for a long time.

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