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9 Awesome Companies Hiring Veterans Now!

As we celebrated Veteran’s Day this month, we’re highlighting companies who have made a pledge to hire the men and women who serve and have served our country.

In 2014, Glassdoor rolled out benefits Reviews & Ratings which allows employers to highlight the benefits they offer. Employers can also select notable ‘pledges & certifications’ including veteran hiring commitments, pay equality pledges, diversity commitments and more. Today, Glassdoor highlights the more than 1,400 employers who have publicly committed to helping America’s military veterans find work.

If you’re looking to work for a company who honors our veterans and has a great company culture, look no further. Here are 9 companies hiring vets (and citizens) now!

1. Veterans United Home Loans

Company Rating: 4.6
About Them: As experts on the VA Loan, Veterans United Home Loans is dedicated to making the American dream of homeownership a reality for those who so bravely served. Veterans United is not your typical mortgage bank. No stuffed shirts. No elevator music. Instead, they are a team of high-energy, customer-focused professionals genuinely committed to helping serve military families.
Employee Feedback: “A fast-paced, growing environment with no end in sight, VU is the first company for which I’ve worked that puts such a heavy, day-to-day emphasis on their company values- so much so that they are a large portion the annual employee review. Management is very transparent: part of the company-wide emphasis this year has been Trust- in yourself, your team members, and the Company as whole- all are encouraged to extend trust and work to develop trust with others.”—Current Employee – IT Management in Columbia, MO

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2. Deloitte

Company Rating: 3.8
About Them: The Deloitte U.S. Firms have more than 70,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. The work in four key business areas — audit, advisory, consulting and tax — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs.
Employee Feedback: “Their project expectations and planning is excellent. The top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning. If you go to company social events (which are very frequent by the way), it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people (Partners). They have a big social responsibility program that encourages volunteering. It also presents a great opportunity for youngsters to take event organizing responsibilities. This can be very very useful. Once, I volunteered for an event where we painted rooms for an orphanage center. There was a young guy who did the organizing. We were 10-12 people, with 3 senior executives actually doing paintwork. Quite unique. I have personally seen that Deloitte’s top talents tend to start young, spend 3-4 years, then take a hiatus to pursue a Graduate Degree (typically an MBA). The firm sometimes re-hires these consultants after their MBA with generous financial incentives. They offer much better packages to folks graduating from top universities. Sometimes they can offer huge joining bonuses.” —Former AMS Associate in Boston, MA

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3. KPMG

Company Rating: 3.7
About Them: KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. There’s a place for your skills, ideas and interests here, along with the opportunity to set the pace for years to come. KPMG offers an award-winning work environment, challenging career development programs, global opportunities, and the chance to work with some of the best and brightest people.
Employee Feedback: “Excellent growth opportunities for new grads. This is a great place to start your career. You have the opportunity to do global rotation.” —Current Employee in New York, NY

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4. Quotient, Inc.

Company Rating: 4.9
About Them: Quotient is a proven provider of comprehensive, customized, technical solutions to government and commercial clients. This is done with special emphasis on extraordinary customer service, respect for costs and schedules, producing results beyond expectations, and providing growth and opportunity for their Team.
Employee Feedback: “Quotient’s management staff are knowledgeable and employ a hands-on approach toward career growth. The company has a welcoming culture and friendly staff members who strive to benefit both employees and clients. The company is growing at an accelerated rate, acquiring new talent and taking on more innovative projects from clients. If there is any downside, it is the growing lack of space for new hires.” —Current Employee – Junior Developer in Columbia, MD

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5. Fast Enterprises

Company Rating: 4.7
About Them: Fast Enterprises, LLC is an industry leader in the development and installation of software for government agencies. Today, FAST has over 800 professionals and consultants are engaged on implementation projects working on-site in client offices at the city, state/provincial, and federal levels in North America, Malaysia, Laos, Poland, Finland, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and New Zealand. In addition, we have product support staff and administrative staff working out of our three office locations.
Employee Feedback: “The ideal job for a young, straight out of college student. The work environment is young, so it is never boring. Your coworkers are excited to make new friends. You are working on software that matters (tax software, DMV software, unemployment software) so it truly feels like you are contributing to the greater good of society. FAST does an amazing job of taking care of its employees. Amazing benefits, and very competitive salary. Remember, they adjust income depending on cost of living in each location.” —Current Implementation Consultant in San Juan, PR

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6. Kayak.com

Company Rating: 4.4
About Them: KAYAK is the world’s leading travel search engine. KAYAK searches other travel sites and shows travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. The company’s website and apps also offer tools to help travelers plan and manage their trip, including price alerts, price forecasts and free itinerary management.
Employee Feedback: “Great place to work. People are there to help you when you need it, but there is no micromanagement. There are a lot of opportunities to grow and learn here. On top of all of that the work/life balance is great. You are given a lot of ownership and flexibility in your work. This could be a con for some people.” —Current employee

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2013 diwali festival celebrations at vmware headquarters

7. VMWare

Company Rating: 4.2
About Them: With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, more than 75,000 partners, and 19,000+ employees in 120+ locations around the world. VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware’s industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure.
Employee Feedback: “Very collaborative and inspiring workplace environment. Great culture, benefits, professional development, and opportunities to do meaningful and compelling work. Very headquarters-centric mentality. Working outside of Palo Alto requires individuals to make a concerted effort to be included in key conversations and decisions.” —Current employee

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8. Hilton

Company Rating: 4.1
About Them: From Oahu to Ontario, Hilton continues to grow throughout the United States and Canada. It is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For nearly 100 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences.
Employee Feedback: “Lots of diverse opportunities both in location and roles. If you’re willing to try new things, sky’s the limit here. We also have great people – it’s hard to find people more passionate for their company than Hilton employees! They LOVE Hilton! We also know how to have fun too, which never hurts. My favorite part of working at Hilton though is the ability to push really big, impactful, innovative projects – if you build a solid business case, you can almost always find a way to get it done which is very unique.” —Current employee

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9. NBCUniversal

Company Rating: 3.8
About Them: NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.
Employee Feedback: “Cool company with good perks and opportunities to work on projects that help the community. It’s a good company if you want a career in media. With Comcast, there are a plethora of career tracks that may not be available at smaller media companies. In media, be prepared to not get paid the highest salary. You have to be committed to a career in media. With being a big company, you can run into an intense amount of bureaucracy.” —Former employee in Washington, DC

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