Don’t waste your time applying for every job you can find. Target the veteran friendly companies that value your veteran service and are actively trying to recruit veterans. Our Top 12 list composes the companies that have put veteran programs and hiring initiatives in place. Use this list a launch pad to find yourself a new career.
You can check out the methodology at the bottom of this page, but to sum it up. We believe these companies with a mix of veteran programs, high CEO ratings, and good employee recommendations, will provide the best start for your search. Please take note that this list is not all-inclusive, it just serves a good place to start your job search. Lets Jump right into the list.
The 12 Veteran Friendly Companies
Power Home Remodeling
Power Home Remodeling is a private company that provides services predominantly related to energy and cost-saving exterior remodeling products such as replacement windows, roofing and vinyl siding. Over the last 9 years they have grown from $100 to $700 million in annual revenue. Power Home Remodeling employs over 2,200 people.
The significant thing about this company is it has its own department, and Power Veterans Website, dedicated to hiring veterans. This mixed with its outstanding ratings by the company’s employees and CEO ratings, this company is clearly veteran friendly.
Roche Diagnostics is a diagnostic division of Hoffmann-La Roche, which manufactures equipment and reagents, for research and medical diagnostic applications primarily for the health care market. This company developed the SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics test that could give results within 3.5 hours back in March 2020.
A top mark for this company is the fact that it spent 6 years on Fortune Magazine’s top companies to work for. It hasn’t been on the list the past 3 years, but it comes in second because of its high employee recommendation and CEO ratings. Check out Roche’s Jobs website to explore positions with Roche.
Cisco is a technology conglomerate that develops and manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Founded in 1984, today Cisco is one of the leading B2B services providers in networking and telecommunications.
Cisco has consistently ranked among the top companies to work for and has been on Fortune Magazine’s top companies to work for list for 23 years. They also have various veteran programs from hiring initiatives to being a founding member of veterans hiring coalition with Chase bank. Check out their Cisco Military and Veterans Programs site for more information.
Hilton is a multinational hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and resorts. These include Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, etc. Founded in 1919 by Conrad Hilton and today is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world.
Hilton has consistently maintained a top position as a great place to work, placing 1st in Fortune Magazine’s top companies to work for in 2020. They also have great veteran recruitment and hiring initiatives, check out their Operation: Opportunity website for veterans. They have hired over 30,000 veterans, spouses, and dependents as of November 2019 and plan to hire another 25,000 by 2025.
Northwell Health is a nonprofit integrated healthcare network serving the New York metropolitan area. It’s the largest healthcare provider and private employer in the state with over 74,000 employees. Home to 23 Hospitals and over 700 outpatient facilities. New York veterans should consider employment with Northwell Health.
Northwell has committed to hiring veterans and maintains a Veteran Northwell Health Jobs website which includes a tool to help convert your military specialty code into a job search and various programs and networks for transitioning veterans.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, military support, security, and technologies industry. It employs over 110,000 people worldwide. Half of Lockheed Martin’s revenue comes from the Department of Defense. Veterans who don’t want to stray far from the military should definitely look seek employment with Lockheed.
As one of the top Defense contractors, Lockheed’s commitment to hiring veterans in exceptional. Having won multiple awards from various veteran organizations as the top place for veterans to work, Lockheed maintains quite a few programs to recruit, acquire, train, and keep veterans. Check out there Veteran Jobs Portal for more information.
Kaiser Permanente is an American integrated managed care consortium and operates in eight states (Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia) and the District of Columbia, and is the largest managed care organization in the United States. It employees over 217,000 people across its 39 Hospitals, and 719 Medical Offices and serves 12.4M members (patients).
Kaiser Permanente has veteran employment initiatives in place and actively seeks to recruit veterans. They consistently rank as a great place to work and maintain a military skills translator, Officer Transition Program, and a Veteran Talent Network on their Military Jobs page.
CDW is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. The company has a secondary division known as CDW-G, devoted solely to United States governmental entities, such as K-12 schools, universities, non-profit healthcare organizations, State & Local and the Federal government. CDW employees over 9,000 people.
Veterans can’t go wrong to look for jobs with CDW, they have won multiple awards for their veteran initiatives. They offer various programs for veterans as well. Check out CDW Veteran Jobs page for more information.
Citigroup, or Citi, is a multinational investment bank and financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. Formed with the merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group in 1998; Travelers was subsequently spun off from the company in 2002. They currently employ over 204,000 employees.
Citi offers a few programs to support veteran recruitment and employment. They have a Military Officer Leadership Program MOLT for transitioning Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. And having Military Friendly award as a spouse’s employer.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is a provider of human resources management software and services. Most would probably associate ADP primarily for payroll processing, which is their largest business. Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” List has listed ADP for 14 consecutive years. It employs about 58,000 employees around the world.
ADP provides hiring initiatives for veterans and spouses. You can find more information on the ADP Veteran Jobs page. DiversityInc has ADP as one of the top companies for diversity and inclusion.
United Rentals, Inc. is an equipment rental company. As the world’s largest equipment rental company, with about 13 percent of the North American market share. It owns the largest rental fleet in the world with about 660,000 rental units totaling about $14.2 billion in original equipment cost (OEC). The company has a workforce of approximately 18,800 employees, and operates 1,186 locations across 49 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico and four European countries.
As a veteran friendly employer, United Rentals has a few programs it runs for veterans. They created a Service to Employment Program (STEP) as a unique work-study program to help veterans transition back into working life.
IBM produces and sells computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. It is also a major research organization, as of 2020 holding the record for most U.S. patents generated by a business for 27 consecutive years. It employs over 350,000 employees.
IBM has a Veteran Talent Portal which contains all the information on their programs for veterans. And being a Military Friendly awardee, they also have veteran hiring initiatives in place.
|Power Home Remodeling
|Roche Diagnostics (USA)
|Lockheed Martin Corporation
3 Bonus Companies
This list may have some scratching their heads. We have Lockheed Martin, but no other large defense contractor? Well, when running the numbers, these companies did not make the cut. But having worked in Government and with contractors for 10 years, I will list another 3 of the top 4 defense contractors. They are definitely veteran friendly.
The Boeing Company is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. Boeing is among the largest global aerospace manufacturers; it is the second-largest defense contractor in the world based on 2018 revenue and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Boeing employs over 160,000 employees.
Being the second largest defense contractor, Boeing has incentive and the numbers to support their initiatives. Nearly 15% of their workforce are veterans. Since 2010, they have hired over 13,500 veterans. Check out their Veteran Jobs portal for more information.
General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is an aerospace and defense corporation. It is the third-largest defense contractor in the United States. With the purchase and merger of CSRA into GDIT, General Dynamics is the first-largest defense contractors for IT services and serves as a primary revenue driver. GD employs over 107,000 employees.
As one of the largest defense contractors, GD offers quite a few programs for veterans. They also have various veteran programs throughout all their business units, but you can find the major program on their Veteran Careers page.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is a multinational conglomerate that is one of the largest aerospace and defense manufacturers in the world by revenue and market capitalization. It researches, develops, and manufactures advanced technology products in the aerospace and defense industry, including aircraft engines, avionics, aero structures, cybersecurity, missiles, air defense systems, and drones. They employ over 195,000 employees.
Raytheon offers a few programs for veterans, which can be found on their Military Community Careers page.
Even though these 12 veteran friendly companies (+3 Bonus companies) are on our list, this is not an all-inclusive list. This list only includes companies that have over $100 million in revenue. In the United States, the largest employing companies are small businesses which account for 99.7% of the workforce, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Use this list as a guide for your next job search, but if you don’t find any opportunities with companies on this list broaden your search.
The methodology used to generate this list is as follows. Primary selector was MilitaryFriendly.com rankings with Top 10 and Gold only companies. Then each company’s ratings data was gathered from Indeed and Glassdoor. Indeed data includes ratings and job openings. Glassdoor data includes ratings, recommendation rating, and CEO rating. We then normalized all ratings to a 5.0 scale and averaged across all scores to come up with a combined average rating, which we then converted back to a percentage, dropping the percentage sign for a rating number that are used above. The data is further filtered by those companies that have over 250 estimated job openings leaving the resulting set of 12 veteran friendly companies.