Best for Vets 2012: Employers

Military Times EDGE surveyed more than 1,000 major companies and top government contractors with a detailed questionnaire about their recruiting and hiring policies, social recognition for veterans and pay and benefits for reservists. We looked for companies that didn't just talk about how much they support the military but had in place tangible policies and programs to help veterans get in the door and feel welcome once inside. Here are the companies doing the most for you and yours:

Click here to see policies for reservists | Click here to see full responses from all the survey participants

Methodology:

Rank
Company
Total employees
% who are veterans
Total new hires in 2011
Percentage who were vets
Executives who are vets
Recruiters, hiring managers get training about military
Orientation contains elements for vets
Special training for veterans
Mentoring among veterans/ reservists
Hiring program for spouses
On-the-job training eligible GI Bill
1
USAA
23,000
12%
3,400
15%
NA
2
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
233
26%
47
30%
25%
3
BAE Systems, Inc.
38,000
10%
6,596
13%
11%
4
CACI International Inc
14,300
19%
3,658
21%
29%
5
Waste Management, Inc.
43,900
8%
NA
NA
NA
6
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
210,000
3%
55,000
6%
3%
7
Union Pacific Railroad
45,000
20%
4,323
19%
10%
8
Citi
260,000
2%
NA
NA
NA
9
DynCorp International
28,000
67%
3,500
67%
30%
10
Verizon Communications Inc
183,248
7%
15,141
4%
3%
11
Aon Corporation
60,000
5%
NA
NA
5%
12
LMI
990
30%
185
71%
50%
13
BNSF Railway
40,000
18%
5,475
24%
NA
13
General Electric
300,000
7%
NA
NA
NA
15
CSC
97,000
30%
NA
33%
NA
16
Southern Company
26,000
11%
1,649
14%
NA
17
Bank of America
280,000
2%
38,000
2%
1%
18
Dominion Resources Services
16,000
16%
627
15%
NA
19
URS Corp.
14,700
34%
5,300
38%
NA
20
Deloitte
45,000
NA
NA
NA
NA
21
Alion Science and Technology
3,000
40%
625
40%
20%
21
Prudential Financial
39,000
3%
3,201
4%
NA
23
Humana Inc
40,000
NA
11,000
2%
NA
24
Merck & Co.
NA
1%
1,103
6%
NA
24
Walmart
2,100,000
NA
NA
NA
NA
26
DaVita Inc.
41,000
NA
7,800
5%
NA
27
Boeing Co.
171,692
16%
11,000
16%
NA
27
Total System Services
8,400
4%
562
5%
6%
29
Express Scripts
14,000
NA
4,629
2%
NA
30
SRA International
6,271
20%
NA
NA
NA
31
Oshkosh Defense
4,068
10%
NA
23%
NA
32
Eastman Chemical Co.
10,000
NA
500
5%
10%
33
Harris Corp.
17,000
12%
2,717
18%
8%
34
Amazon
43,200
NA
NA
NA
NA
35
DRS Technologies Defense Solutions
9,000
17%
1,027
26%
24%
35
Kearney & Co.
362
7%
80
13%
26%
35
The Hartford
24,400
2%
NA
NA
3%
38
US Airways
32,000
35%
NA
NA
5%
39
Charles Schwab & Co
13,380
3%
2,515
2%
2%
39
U.S. Bank
63,000
2%
20,667
1%
16%

Policies for reservists

Rank
Company
Medical insurance
Life insurance
Promotion opportunities
Pay raises
Profit sharing
Retirement contributions
Sick day accrual
Vacation day accrual
Does the company give activated reservists their full civilian pay, the difference between their military and civilian pay, or a combination?
1
USAA
Full civilian pay for one month, then full difference for 23 months.
2
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
Full difference for six months.
3
BAE Systems, Inc.
 
Full difference for one year.
4
CACI International Inc
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for six months.
5
Waste Management, Inc.
Full difference, no limit.
6
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 
 
Full civilian pay, no limit.
7
Union Pacific Railroad
Full difference, no limit.
8
Citi
 
 
Full difference for five years.
9
DynCorp International
 
 
 
Full difference for one year.
10
Verizon Communications Inc
 
Full difference for three years.
11
Aon Corporation
Full difference for five years.
12
LMI
 
Full difference for six months.
13
BNSF Railway
Full difference, no limit.
13
General Electric
 
Full civilian pay for one month, then full difference for three years.
15
CSC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for one year.
16
Southern Company
 
 
Full difference for five years.
17
Bank of America
 
Full civilian pay for the first three months, then full difference for five years.
18
Dominion Resources Services
Full difference for five years.
19
URS Corp.
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for two weeks.
20
Deloitte
Not disclosed
21
Alion Science and Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full civilian pay for 3 weeks
21
Prudential Financial
 
 
Full difference, no limit.
23
Humana Inc
 
 
 
Full difference, no limit.
24
Merck & Co.
 
Full difference, no limit.
24
Walmart
 
 
Full difference for five years.
26
DaVita Inc.
Full difference for five years.
27
Boeing Co.
 
Full difference for a limit determined by collective bargaining and company policy.
27
Total System Services
Full difference, no limit.
29
Express Scripts
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for 13 months.
30
SRA International
 
 
 
 
Full difference for three weeks
31
Oshkosh Defense
 
 
Full difference for two years.
32
Eastman Chemical Co.
 
Full difference, no limit.
33
Harris Corp.
 
 
 
 
Full difference for two years.
34
Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for two weeks.
35
DRS Technologies Defense Solutions
 
 
 
 
 
Full difference for one year.
35
Kearney & Co.
 
Full civilian pay for two weeks.
35
The Hartford
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full civilian pay for two weeks, then full difference for six months.
38
US Airways
 
 
 
 
 
A percentage of the difference, no limit.
39
Charles Schwab & Co
 
Full difference for two years.
39
U.S. Bank
 
 
 
Full civilian pay for one month, then full difference for two years.

* - “Not available (NA)” indicates that the company does not track the information, does not disclose it, or does not know it.