July 17, 2017 BestCompaniesAZ

USAA Ranks High on azcentral.com 2017 List of Top Companies to Work for in Arizona; Receives 2017 Diversity Award

Phoenix, July 10, 2017 – USAA announced today that it has earned a high ranking on the azcentral.com “2017 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona” list, for the fourth consecutive year, claiming the No. 2 spot within the category of large-sized companies (over 1000 employees).  USAA was also honored as recipient of the prestigious 2017 Diversity Spotlight Award which recognizes the Arizona company that has done the most to create an inclusive culture.

Top Companies to Work for in Arizona“USAA seeks to attract, develop and retain diverse talent at all levels”, said Gay Meyer, assistant vice president of human resource operations at the Phoenix Campus of USAA. “To promote a diverse workforce, USAA collaborates with a variety of organizations, institutions and colleges to source talent; provides rich career development programs and internal mobility opportunities; offers flexible work options and exceptional benefits; and maintains Affirmative Action programs”.

Meyer points out that diversity is defined broadly as the collective strength of unique characteristics, experiences, skills, backgrounds, perspectives and cultures. “Inclusion is the standard of behavior necessary to foster an environment that unlocks the creativity and diversity of thought so that employees can be as successful as possible,” she said.

“USAA has a long-standing tradition of workplace excellence, and BestCompaniesAZ is proud to see them so highly honored among peers for their dedication to excellence,” says Denise Gredler, founder & CEO, BestCompaniesAZ, and consulting partner for the program.  “We are impressed to see Arizona employers continue to raise the bar high with many of these winning companies attaining, on average, an impressive employee engagement score of 92 percent favorable, which is more than double the national average,” Gredler adds.

The 100 “Top Companies” winners were selected by the independent research firm Best Companies Group, and results are based on an extensive evaluation of employer practices and receiving high marks in satisfaction from employees surveyed at each participating company.

USAA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

About USAA
USAA provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to more than 11 million members. They are known for their legendary commitment to their members, and are consistently recognized for outstanding service, financial strength and employee well-being.

For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit usaa.com. Learn more about USAA in Phoenix, AZ here.

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