10 Great Companies for Veterans

10 Great Companies for Veterans

When Monster releases an assessment of best companies, we stop to listen. When Monster releases an assessment that’s specifically for veterans, we stop to share the news with the veteran community at Ashford University. In the January edition of the Military Community newsletter, Stephanie Kinman shares Monster’s announcement of 2017’s best places for veterans to work. Now, we’re sharing the findings with you.

Best places for veterans to work

How Does Monster Evaluate the Best Places for Veterans to Work?

Monster is a job board, company review site, and overall job aid for professionals. Still it’s important to know more—how Monster chose the top companies of 2017 and why—and if these companies would remain great places for veterans to work in 2018. Monster consulted military specialists, then analyzed each company's veteran hiring, onboarding, and retention practices. Monster then collected data from each of the companies on their veteran hiring programs and results. Finally, Monster sorted the data to create rankings, starting with the percentage of year-to-date 2017 hires that were veterans, as that percentage shows companies’ current commitment to hiring veterans for their specialized skills.

What are the Top Places for Veterans to Work?

While these results are specific to 2017, these companies have a military-friendly foundation and may remain great places for veterans to work in 2018 and beyond. Check out Monster’s top places for veterans to work and stats below.

Top companies for veterans, best places to work

1. ManTech International Corporation

  • Headquarters: Fairfax, Virginia
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 64%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 46%


2. Intelligent Waves

  • Headquarters: Reson, Virginia
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 37%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 47%


3. US Customs and Border Protection

  • Headquarters: Washington, DC
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 31%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 29%


4. Lockheed Martin

  • Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 28%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 23%


5. Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Headquarters: McLean, Virginia
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 27.2%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 29.8%


6. Schneider National

  • Headquarters: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 22%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 28%


7. USAA

  • Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 22%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 15%


8. BAE Systems

  • Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 21%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 16.5%


9. Union Pacific Railroad

  • Headquarters: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 20%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 17.5%


10. Boeing

  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
  • Percentage of 2017 hires who are vets: 15%
  • Percentage of workforce who are vets: 15%

 

For more help in the job search, utilize the resources and tools offered by Career Services and work with an advisor in the Military Resource Center for military-specific support.

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Written by Kelsey Bober, Content Manager for Bridgepoint Education

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