2016 Top 10 VetFriendly Employers

More than 71,000 veterans voted the companies below as the most Veteran Friendly in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs in 2016. Some of the criteria used to determine the Top 10 included:

  • What company do you feel was the most veteran friendly during the virtual career fairs
  • Did the recruiters follow up with you after the virtual career fairs
  • Did the company recruiters provide information on their hiring process
  • Do you feel the company displayed a commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses
  • Did the company let you know if/why you were not selected for a position with their company
  • Did you find the company website and career page easy to navigate


1. Accenture We will hire 5,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2020. Learn more below about our programs and embarking on a career with Accenture. Leadership, discipline, organization and teamwork are some of the areas in which military experience directly applies to our work. Accenture is committed to supporting your transition from military to civilian work. We provide skills translation, mentoring and training programs to ensure your successful career with us. Chat with Accenture recruiters in the Veteran Recruitment Center
2. *Exelon Exelon ​​believes in hiring men and women who've served in the military: they exemplify the leadership, teamwork, integrity, and commitment to excellence we need. Exelon attends military recruiting fairs with members of E-MAC (Exelon - Militaries Active​ly Connected), our employee resource group that supports veteran employees. We advertise in military publications, and partner with Transition Assistance Program (TAP) offices.  Visit the Exelon booth in the Veteran Recruitment Center
3. *TSA TSA’s Veteran Program Office helps transitioning Veterans learn more about career opportunities at TSA. TSA has non-competetive hiring authority to appoint veterans to permanent positions.  Chat with TSA recruiters in the Veteran Recruitment Center
4. Travelers The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and operations in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Travelers was founded in 1853 and is one of the oldest insurance companies in the U.S. The company is continually recognized for its military-friendly culture, and is committed to hiring current and former military personnel and military spouses. Through their strong foundation in the areas of leadership, discipline and pride, Travelers believes those with military experience have the talent and drive to make the company even more successful.  Chat with Travelers recruiters in the Veteran Recruitment Center
5. *Johnson Controls We are an exceptionally diverse global business. Our people come from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds, and we celebrate different perspectives. Our company’s core values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability, tie closely to how veterans have been trained and have served our country. Life with us is about doing worthwhile work. It’s about adding value. Empowering everyday life through intelligent systems that make a difference for our customers and those who rely on them. The creative minds of the military are inspired by the exciting opportunities that come from being part of a company that’s on a mission to become even more innovative and agile. Join us to continue our mission of building a smarter future. Connect with us in the Veteran Recruitment Center 
6. *JPMorgan Chase Since World War I, JPMorgan Chase has been committed to supporting our nation’s veterans and their families in order to position them for long-term, post-military success. In 2011, the firm established an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) to centralize these efforts and align initiatives across three strategic pillars – employment, small business and strategic initiatives, and talent acquisition and development. Over the last five years, more than 11,000 veterans have joined the ranks of JPMorgan Chase, and the firm has developed programs aimed at retaining and promoting them throughout their careers. The firm also helps to lead the Veteran Jobs Mission – previously the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a coalition co-founded in 2011 by J.P. Morgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal of hiring 100,000 veterans. The Coalition has since evolved into a group of more than 235 employers now committed to hiring one million veterans. JPMorgan Chase knows first-hand how much veterans have to contribute to our country and our workforce, which is why we will continue to focus on their successful transitions into the private sector. To learn more about career opportunities, visit with JP Morgan Chase recruiters in the Veteran Recruitment Center
7. *Aetna Why work at Aetna? You want to work where you can learn, grow and test yourself. And, of course, you want decent, competitive pay and benefits. You’ve come to the right place. We offer more than 100 types of jobs, most with career tracks. Our salaries and benefits are market-competitive, with bonuses for high achievers. And our benefits come with lots of choices. All are aimed at helping you achieve health and financial well-being. Our employees’ health and financial well-being are important to us. As of April 2015, we increased our U.S. minimum base wage to $16 per hour, for both hourly and salaried employees. And effective in 2016, eligible Aetna employees can qualify for an enhanced medical benefits program that could save some families thousands of dollars. Chat with Aetna recruiters in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fair
8. Wells Fargo Wells Fargo is committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. At Wells Fargo, you’ll find a culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. Our Veteran’s Team Member Network is made up of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. Chat with Wells Fargo recruiters in the Veteran Recruitment Center
9. *Verizon What makes us such a good career choice for veterans, reservists and transitioning service members? If you ask us, we’ll tell you that it’s being able to use your skills and experience to deliver what people want and need from the digital world. Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. With over 85% of MOS’s having a direct civilian counterpart at Verizon there’s rarely a position within the military that we can’t find a place for– maybe that’s why we already employ nearly 12,000 military service members, veterans and reservists. What’s more, all of our roles bring with them plenty of recognition and reward. Our work perks include competitive pay, health and wellness benefits, tuition assistance and more. Whatever your military skills are, find your future with us and join our Military Talent Network at Military Talent Network, which provides veterans, current service members and military spouses with information on job opportunities and recruiting events. Visit the Verizon virtual booth in the Veteran Recruitment Center
10. First Data First Data recognizes the unique skills that military men and women bring to our global team, and we provide the entire military community with access to career opportunities through a company-wide military engagement strategy called First Data Salutes, a program that provides the military community with career opportunities, best-in-class education resources and
 premier business solutions for veteran-owned businesses. Whether you’re an active service member transitioning, a Reservist/Guard member, or a military spouse, there’s a vast array of employment opportunities at First Data.  Visit the First Data booth in the Veteran Recruitment Center

* Top Ten VetFriendly Employer in 2015