Veterans United Home Loans

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Veterans United Home Loans Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
98 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Take loan applications and determine if we can pre-approve clients.

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

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    We have a very casual environment, several perks that you don't find at other companies and great income potential. I enjoy going to work and we are offering a great service to the men and women who have or are protecting our country. I find it very rewarding and feel that we are really making a positive difference in peoples lives while being able to work for a company that does not have a "corporate America mentality", they invest in their people and allow us to be ourselves, spend time with our famillies and allow you to do some of the things that are important to you. I love it!

    Cons

    We don't have full control of the lenders we work with, sometimes it is tough to satisfy all the requirements from underwriting and still close loans. This is not a company issue, it is a condition of the marketplace and the current stability of the mortgage industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very satisfied with overall management, I would suggest better communication with changes that happen within the office or company and more frequent updates of the plans and future of the company.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    As far as internships go, VAMortgageCenter.com offers a very rewarding experience. The internship gives real-life experience working in the mortgage industry, especially with loan origination. Interns are given every opportunity to experience new roles in the company and the company is always actively seeking to hire qualified and driven interns for full time employment. The review process for interns helps you to develop yourself professionally and you are consistently given advice on your strengths and areas in which you need to improve. There is high importance placed on training and the company always puts interns in positions to succeed in all of their tasks. Also, throughout the course of the internship, you will be challenged and asked to do many different tasks, which helps to keep the internship from becoming monotonous. Oh, probably also worth noting that this is a paid internship, which makes it even better because it is definitely an internship that would be worth doing even if it was not paid.

    As far as the company goes, you could not ask for a better place to work. They offer free lunch for all employees every Monday, an annual all expenses paid company golf outing, an unbelievable annual Holiday party, an annual company bowling outing, free massages on Thursdays and Fridays, a very relaxed dress code, and some of the most fun people you will ever work with. I would most definitely encourage anyone who is interested in the industry and has an offer to work at this company, because as far as places to work go, this company is second-to-none.

    Cons

    One of the only cons that comes to mind would be the location. While Columbia is a great place to live and raise a family, it is a bit smaller than many people would prefer, but you do have a great college atmosphere with plenty of sports to watch. Also, you have easy access to two larger cities, with Kansas City and St. Louis each within a 2 hour drive. Also, the parking situation can be a bit tough because the company is growing so quickly and the office building is running out of both parking and office space for all of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As far as my experience goes, I have not had any negative experiences and as far as I have experienced, the management has always been proactive in solving any problems or issues that any employeees have had. The company is a great place to work and is heading in a good direction. Keep up the good work!

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  3.  

    Best Employer I've Ever Had

    • 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

    The people are fantastic and bright, there is a ton of potential looking forward, we are able to give back to the men and women who have served our country, free Monday catered lunches, free snacks, monthly 'fun days', amazing parties/outings...I could go on for days!

    Cons

    There isn't much of anything that comes as a downside to working at VAMortgageCenter.com. The toughest part is hitting the deadlines and prioritizing the large number of borrowers we have, but those are tough things to deal with at any mortgage company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys definitely know what you're doing. I like how change is embraced and how the main focus is looking at the future.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Matters

    • 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

    VAMC is a great place to work. Management is supportive, balancing work and home life is extremely important. We are very involved in our community and as a whole, the company is more concerned than most companies I've worked for about making a difference in our community. Doing what we do and giving back to those who support our country is awesome!

    Cons

    It can sometimes be pretty stressful, but in the end, what we're doing makes such a difference for our borrowers and our community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    VAMC is growing at a tremendous pace. We have a great niche and are moving in a good direction. Keep it up!

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  6.  

    My home away from home

    • 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

    The core values of our company mean a lot to me as they reflect a few of my personal values. I truly enjoy coming into work everyday and I think that says a lot about a company. I know many people that dread going to work on a daily basis and I am so glad that I never have that feeling in the mornings.

    There are so many benefits to working for VA Mortgage Center.com that there is no way I could list them all here. However, the biggest benefit is being able to help our Veterans who have done so much for us. Of course the Monday lunches, Friday massages and the very casual dress code are some great benefits!!

    My headline states this is "my home away from home" as it truly feels like a family here. Even though we have grown tremendously over the past few years I have been here, it still feels like a really big family.

    I could not imagine working anywhere else. I have definitely found my career here and look forward to climbing upward in the company. :)

    Cons

    Parking tends to be a big issue as the company continues to grow. It's not that parking far away bothers me, but there is limited parking due to all of the surrounding businesses. There are times there is truly no place to park.

    I miss not having profit sharing or end of year bonuses. I'm very surprised by this since it is growing so fast. It seems the company spends a LOT of money on parties but doesn't offer a year end bonus or gain sharing of any type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! It would be really nice if we had a building big enough for all of us. I sometimes feel since all the managers have offices, they forget about the people sitting in hallways, breakrooms, old closets, etc. Besides that - everything you do is amazing!

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finally Found A Career Home!!

    • 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

    VAMortgageCenter.Com has a long list of pros. Everything including free massage Friday, casual dress every day, free soda and vending machine, and awesome parties and celebrations. The best part about everything though is everyone really exemplifies the values of this company and they are not just posted on the wall for everyone to see and never talked about. I have found that everyone from interns to the owners really believe and practice the company values!

    Cons

    It is a fast growing company so people are constantly getting moved and shuffled around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job not only impacting employees but also the community!

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  8.  

    Best place to be employed

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

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    You are made to feel very at home here. Everyone you work with treats you like they are your friend or family. That goes for management as well. I have never worked at a place where the upper management are open, available and so willing to be a part of the everyday activities of the emplyees. There are always people that are willing to assist you whether it be by answering questions or helping an overwhelmed co worker . We also dress casually which allows you to feel comfortable day in and day out. The company caters in lunch every Monday for all of the offices. We have great work events to bring all of the employees together to mingle whether its the annual golf tournament, bowling event, or Christmas party you get the oppurtunity to meet and talk with people you may normally never see. Probably the very best thing is the companies commitment to the community. I am from here and to see a company so willing to contribute to the people in the area is a beautiful thing.

    Cons

    There is not really anything I can complain about at VAMortgageCenter.com. I worked here for 2 years then left for 2 and have now been back for 3 years. During that 5 years of service I have been treated with respect even when I chose to leave after my first stint.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the management is keep up the good work. You do a great job of finding new ways each year to show your employees they are appreciated and vital to the companies success.

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  9.  

    Best Place I could Think of to find a Job

    • 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

    There are so many extra Benefits for working within VAMortgageCenter.com. -

    Monday Lunches, Thursday and Friday Massages, Flexible work hours, Company events, and even great Company meetings. Everyone is treated as an equal here, and everyones thoughts and ideas are encouraged.
    We also give back to the community as well, if not better, than other large companies in the area. People here are passionate about their job, and passionate towards eachother and our clients. We live our values every day, and strive to be better as a company.

    Cons

    Sometimes parking can be difficult for some of the employees, but that comes with rapid growth. People are also constantly moving, but that is only for their own comfort and well being, along with a better work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems to me that you know exactly how a company should be handled, so keep up the great work. As long as the Culture stays in tact, I feel that there will be constant and steady growth.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    VA Mortgage Center.com: A Great Place to Work!

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

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans

    Pros

    The company culture sets VA Mortgage Center.com apart from any other. The employees and management are either young, or young at heart. This feeds the company's competitiveness while giving employees a sense of balance between work and play. You can see in the hard work everyone puts forth that they are proud to do what they do.

    Cons

    Being successful, the company is constantly growing. As a result, desk moves are common. Also, sometimes the soda machine runs out of Gatorade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although, the training process is already top-notch, I think a better understanding of how the company operates could be given to employees at orientation.

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  11.  

    Lightning in a bottle

    • 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

    The people here are amazing! Everyone is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Each of my coworkers puts their best forward everyday, and works hard to meet our goals and deadlines. Management often takes the time to recognize our achievments with shout outs, food and fun. The business is well organized and connected; everyone in the company can get ahold of each other, even other branches. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect, even when schedules get hectic and stress grows. Every employee is well taken care of with health care, life insurance and other standard perks, plus unusual bonuses like free catered lunch every Monday and massages on Fridays. The level of involvement with the community is outstanding. People here go further than just writing a check (for example many coworkers are involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters) and the various charity events are posted so everyone can participate. This is a company that you can feel wonderful working for. Everyone here knows that this place is about more than the bottom dollar. People are happy about coming to work and that contagious positivity is the catalyst and motivating factor for the amazing results we deliver.

    Cons

    While Columbia is a cheap place to live, it is only a midsized town in Mid Missouri.
    As far as I can tell, opportunities for promotion do not come around very often.
    Some of the training materials are outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The key to the success we have is all in the people. Don't ever forget that

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