Veterans United Home Loans

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Veterans United Home Loans Reviews in Columbia, MO

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
98 Reviews
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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.  

    Extremely positive.

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    Current Employee - Post Closing  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Post Closing in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans for more than a year

    Pros

    The managers are terrific and they have integrity.

    Cons

    There are lots of changes o keep up with, but that goes with the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding but hard work

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    Current Employee - Loan Officer  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, flexible hours, work environment

    Cons

    50+ hours per week
    Stressful
    Pressure to hit numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Freindly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Veterans United Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, catered lunch Fridays, in house masseuse, many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Very few cons actually, the management is easy to work with and the co-workers are great - I hada far better experience here than almost anywhere else I've worked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company that Cares for People.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This was one of the best internships I've ever had. Veterans United goes above and beyond to serve those who serve, but it is also very good at serving its employees. The company values are always a top priority, and coming to work is fun. There is always something to look forward to, whether it's an upcoming company event or the Foundation giving away a smart home to a deserving veteran, Veterans United is a place you can be proud to say you work. People are nice and enthusiastic, and managers really care about helping their interns be successful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be redundant, but there is always room for creativity when it comes to making a process better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is an incredible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Veterans United Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Monday lunches, free snacks, fun Company events, caring co-workers

    Cons

    Lower compensation to start, parking can be tricky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never change how you operate, it is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A fine place to work because you help veterans and their loved ones find home loans

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The management is very open to ideas and astute. Their marketing and its team is great.

    Cons

    It's only a first-world problem: No more "Free Lunch Mondays," which means a free, catered lunch was available every Monday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and values but not for me

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    Former Employee - Loan Officer  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Veterans United Home Loans as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people here for the most part are great. Hours are flexible and there is a nice work-life balance if you are meeting your goals. On the job luxuries such as the stocked kitchen and TVs are nice to have around. VU really has their values defined and constantly remind you of them.

    Cons

    I became very bored with my position as a loan originator. It is easy to get into an auto-pilot mode on some days as you roll through one call after the next. Their values, "Enhancing lives, etc." sound great, but my position was to be on the phone in a cubicle and I only worked with clients at the start of their loan process. Thus, I never experienced that feeling of making a difference that seems to be of great importance to the rest of the company.
    Also, I can't forget about the amount of training/studying one has to do. The regulations in the mortgage industry change constantly and it can be tiresome after studying for a seemingly endless amount of tests for different states.
    I would recommend VU to a friend based on your potential to make some great money and meet some awesome people. However, the cubicle-life and staring at a computer screen for hours on end wasn't my calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A mentor program for interns would have been nice. The job required a huge amount of information and while it was fine bouncing knowledge off other interns when you had questions, having an experienced employee to go to when you needed answers would have been beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Even though there has been a lot of recechanges within the company, it is still the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Processing  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Processing in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Most managers seem to really care about their employees. The company is very family oriented. Employees are expected to work hard and most employees are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Seem to be unorganized at times and I feel like changes aren't always thought through. Company-wide communication is also lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly, casual work environment where you feel encouraged to do your very best work everyday.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Advertising Intern  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Online Advertising Intern in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I got real online marketing experience in online advertising. I know that my position actually benefits the company, rather than running errands like other internships I've had. 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. The pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    Projects tend to get repetitive after a few months, but if you want to switch positions, management is very willing to give you new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging and rewarding. It's nice to be surrounded by good people every day.

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    Current Employee - Senior  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Senior in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at Veterans United Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New challenges every day, making a difference for veterans, and working with good people.

    Cons

    Yeah, I don't think so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your workforce. They've got the most current and relevant feedback about what's going on and will likely have the best ideas for continually making it better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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