Over the years, many big name companies have recognized how valuable veterans are to their work force. While more and more companies make it a point to be veteran friendly, there are some companies that stand apart from the rest.


For many veterans, transitioning into the civilian world is a new beginning. A chance for individuals to choose a different career path, different than their military background. It can be a difficult process when transitioning but veterans should reflect on their military experience and determine just what field to pursue. It’s also a chance for individuals to research which companies offer the right benefits for veterans and their families.

Depending on who you ask, there are different factors that make a company veteran friendly. Military Times polled companies across the country and determined rankings on factors including, veteran recruiting and on boarding, company culture, policies, and reservist accommodations. A record number of companies participated in this year’s survey with a majority stating they are actively looking for new hires. Of the companies polled, on average one-fifth of recruiting budgets go to veteran hiring efforts and about four in 10 have an increased interest in hiring veterans.

Here are the top 20 best veteran friendly companies of 2016. To see the full list, head over to Military Times.

  1. Union Pacific Railroad
  2. USAA
  3. PwC
  4. BAE Systems
  5. Booz Allen Hamilton
  6. Intuitive Research and Technology Corp.
  7. The Boeing Co.
  8. CACI International
  9. Capital One
  10. Hilton Worldwide
  11. Lockheed Martin Corp
  12. Bank of America
  13. GE
  14. U.S. Bank
  15. Prudential Financial
  16. General Motors
  17. Express Scripts
  18. First Data
  19. Comcast NBCUniversal