Here are the 2020 Military Spouse Friendly Employers who are the best fit for your crazy, wonderful military life! If you’re looking to make a move to a new employer, these are the top choices that have proven their willingness and excitement to partner with military spouses.
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Military Friendly® is pleased to present 106 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®. The list is one in a series published annually by Military Friendly® identifying those employers and schools that do the most for veterans and military families. The companies on the Military Friendly® list represent a diverse field of industries, including insurance, retail, finance, health care and more. Save this list! Perhaps you will find the company that will be your next employer.
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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ending Dec. 28, 2018.
Operation MVP is Leidos’ official Military Veteran Outreach Program. The program’s mission is to build veteran talent pipelines and increase the company’s presence as a preferred employer for veteran and military spouse candidates. By assisting transitioning service members and military spouses in their job search, Leidos helps build their employer brand within the veteran community, and increase their available qualified talent.
Leidos participates in specific career development and networking events geared towards the veteran and military spouse population. They stay actively engaged with military transition offices, Department of Labor representatives, as well as veteran nonprofit and membership organizations geared towards the employment of veterans and military spouses.
“Leidos has afforded me the ability to perform my role remotely, which offers me a sense of comfort should we ever need to relocate. Frankly, it’s one less thing I need to worry about and that is really important to me. Additionally, as a member of Leidos’ Military Alliance Group (MAG), I have obtained further insight into military life culture through recurring interactions with other MAG members. This has enabled me to gain a deeper appreciation for others’ experiences. I’m proud to work for a company that doesn’t just talk about veteran appreciation but rather they express it in the initiatives they support, the resources available to veteran employees and the steadfast commitment to hiring veterans.”Angela M. Gutierrez, PHR, SHRM-CP, Talent Acquisition Senior Recruiter, Corporate
Prudential’s goal is to offer military spouses portable careers, and in many instances, that means helping eliminate or reduce barriers to retain military spouse talent. The company has commissioned research with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) both on the business case for hiring military spouses and for affording portable careers, to include overseas. They have created an internal cross-sectional task force to leverage existing policies and practices to create a military spouse employment guide with versions for the hiring manager and the military spouse employee. Prudential’s overarching goal is to afford military spouse talent meaningful careers at the company and share their best practices with other like-minded employers.
“Employers who don’t consider military spouses are missing out on strong candidates.”Laura Roberts, Prudential employee and military spouse
Military spouses embody the same values Windstream does – accountability, collaboration, agility and respect. That is why Windstream offers the flexibility for employees to work remotely and offers other benefits to support military spouses working at Windstream. They are a proud supporter and partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) and provide an onboarding and mentorship program as well as education incentives. Military spouses are encouraged to seek support from participation in their Veterans Employee Resource Group and Culture Crew initiatives.
“I am so thankful to Windstream and their flexibility to me as a military spouse. We were stationed overseas in Ramstein, Germany when I first interviewed for the company. It was such a relief to know that I had a job secured prior to making our move back to the states. After four years of being with the company, we received orders out of state and Windstream allowed me to work remotely. I have now been with the company for eight years and I’m so grateful to Windstream for allowing me the flexibility to serve alongside my husband.”Melissa Lau,Sr Analyst, Finance
Since setting up its military program in 2010, Combined has hired more than 2,500 of America’s veterans and pledged to hire 2,000 more by the end of 2019. Including military spouses and family members, the company has put more than 4,400 members of the military and veteran community to work since 2010, which helped Combined Insurance earn recognition as a Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly Employer for 2020.
“Veterans and their family members are mission-focused, integrity-driven, and self-starters,” said Bob Wiedower, vice president of sales development and military programs at Combined Insurance. “For these reasons and more they make great employees, and have significantly impacted our business operations.”
Merck fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging where all employees feel welcomed and valued. The company has an active Veterans Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) which provides development and networking forums for its members. The EBRG assists in recruiting and onboarding veterans while advancing causes important to its membership. It supports employees who are deployed and helps guide and mentor transitioning service members.
“As a military spouse, we face additional challenges at home and in our careers,” said Kelly Franzetti, a Merck employee. “I’m proud to work for a company that not only values and supports our military service members and veterans, but their families, too.
Over one-third of Zeiders’ employees are military spouses. The company understands the importance of their knowledge of the military lifestyle and believe their knowledge can truly support the company’s customers and mission. Zeiders is proud to employ the people who defend the country and those who support them. Zeiders understands how difficult finding meaningful employment opportunities can be for military spouses, and they gladly support this highly skilled and valued community with available positions worldwide. Zeiders believes good people provide quality service.
“As a Navy spouse I understand the need for community and support and I was drawn to join Zeiders because of their absolute commitment to the military family. Zeiders is truly dedicated to those who provide these services, their employees, which is often stated by companies but not delivered. This diligence is in the fabric of the Zeiders culture and fortifies goodness and value.”a Zeiders employee
Verizon is proud to support military spouses by providing opportunities that give them the power to go beyond, across career areas from sales and customer service to finance and information technology. They are committed to helping those who support the nation’s troops, and offer various resources to help military spouses along the way. Verizon’s Military Spouse Talent Network provides a strong foundation to keep military spouses careers moving forward, as well as a vast network of others who understand exactly what they’re going through.
“There has been no greater privilege than to work for a company that values and supports its military families. As a military spouse, there have been numerous compromises and life balances my husband and I have had to navigate through together. However, as an employee with Verizon, I have received unparalleled support and guidance through all of the uncertainties while maintaining the ability to continue my own self growth and development. Verizon presented me with the rare opportunity to honor my husband’s military obligation without having to compromise my own career path. I am incredibly proud to be a wife, a military spouse and an employee at Verizon.”a Verizon employee
Motel 6’s values of respect, care, a winning spirit and fun are evident throughout their 1400-plus hotels across the U.S. and Canada. These same values are found in military spouses and families. Military spouses respect the call to duty and care for families while their loved one is deployed. They deserve to have a place to build a long-term career and provide that support to their service member.
“As a military spouse in Motel 6, it has been my honor to serve as a talent seeker. I appreciate the hiring initiatives and development steps we take to support our military. It’s a great reward to be able to place our military veterans and their spouses in positions that will support their career track in the next chapter of their lives.”Vanessa Barrios, Field Recruiter
Booz Allen believes that connecting military spouses with meaningful and flexible employment opportunities is essential to the nation’s security and the sustainability of the military. That’s why Booz Allen not only hires and develops military spouse talent, they also work with partners to build some of the most innovative solutions to address military spouse unemployment and underemployment. That includes initiatives such as the Hiring Our Heroes military spouse fellowship program and Elizabeth Dole Foundation Community Caregiver Map. Booz Allen also celebrates their military spouse colleagues and provides a framework of peer support and advocacy via their Military Spouse Network.
“I’m seeing my career take off in ways that I never could have even imagined,” said Patricia Ochan, military spouse and caregiver, who joined Booz Allen Hamilton last year. Starting part time and working from home, she recently ramped up to a full-time position but still has flexibility to continue to work from home to care for her husband. “Booz Allen has allowed me to think and be creative. For the first time, I understand what it means to build my career.”
AECOM values the outstanding contributions military spouses make to the company’s contract performance and overall business success. The company has a long-standing commitment to supporting veterans and military families. Through their experience and perspective, AECOM is better able to deliver transformational outcomes for clients and communities.
With frequent deployments and multiple moves, the company appreciates the career-building challenges military spouses often face. Their talent team engages with organizations committed to supporting the employment of veterans and military spouses, and works with candidates in their job search, ensuring their skills are matched with the best positions.
“I have been a military spouse for the past 18 years. Relocating frequently has made it challenging to try and build a career. It was incredible to finally find a company that supports and invests in military spouses. I began my career with AECOM Management Services in 2016, and with my husband’s PCS in 2018, I was able to retain my position and work remotely. This was a huge relief not to have to start the job-hunting process over, all while being able to maintain my tenure with the company.”Becky Wheeler, Recruiter, AECOM Management Services, Warfighter Support
Here is the full list of the 2020 Military Spouse Friendly Employers. For more information, click through to read their full profiles!