San Antonio - As an organization that respects the hard work of its employees – both on the job and at home – USAA is proud to be listed No. 15 on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents.
The Great Place to Work ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations nationwide, including 50-plus factors that contribute to team members’ success, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of co-workers raising children. USAA ranked No. 39 on last year’s list.
"We have listened to our employees and made strides in providing the flexibility, the benefits and the support they need to be their best at home and at work. As the needs of our employees evolve, so too must USAA," says Pat Teague, USAA Chief Human Resources Officer. “This recognition is evidence that we are on the right path and will continue to listen and respond to the needs of our employees.”
This acknowledgment comes on the heels of USAA’s recent announcement to expand parental leave in order to give all new parents an additional 12 weeks of paid time off when a child joins the family by either birth or adoption. This leave is in addition to the existing vacation time and short-term disability options for employees.
“I think the new policy strengthens USAA’s ability to be a career destination and shows leadership within corporate America,” says Kevin McAdams, a USAA employee and new father. “It is truly about USAA treating its employees with caring and empathy – the very values that we can come back to work with and give to our members.”
By giving employees extended time to be with their families and strengthen their bonds, USAA is creating conditions for people to succeed. In fact, at the Best Workplaces, nine in 10 parents said they consider their positions more than “just a job,” reflecting the dedication common among parents at the leading employers.
USAA has long been recognized for its service and for being a top employer. This year, Great Place to Work and FORTUNE ranked USAA among the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces for Millennials.
The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to more than 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
About the Best Workplaces for Parents
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 443,258 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
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