FORTUNE Ranks USAA as Best Large Employer in San Antonio

USAA in Top 50 of FORTUNE ‘100 Best Companies’ for Fourth Straight Year

SAN ANTONIO--()--USAA took the top spot as the “Best Company to Work For” among large San Antonio-based employers (10,000 employees or more) in the newly published FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For”® list.

Nationally, among companies of all sizes, USAA ranked in the top 50 employers in the country for the fourth straight year.

The two other San Antonio companies on the list were NuStar Energy and Rackspace Hosting, which topped the San Antonio Best Companies lists for small and medium companies respectively.

Statewide, there were four large Texas companies to make the list, and USAA was the No. 1 large employer in Texas.

USAA employs more than 15,000 people at its nearly four million square-foot campus on Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio, and an additional 9,000 employees in locations across the U.S., England and Germany.

Nationally, among large companies, USAA ranked No. 8. Nationally, among all companies, USAA ranked No. 40.

The list, released yesterday, is based on evaluation of results of independent employee surveys and detailed audits of company policies, practices, programs and overall culture.

In its profile of USAA, FORTUNE lauded USAA as having “one of the richest benefit programs around,” citing a variety of financial benefits, such as annual bonuses and 100% matching of 401(k) contributions up to 8%. The profile also highlighted the many amenities available to employees at the financial provider’s home office campus in San Antonio.

“Our employees don’t just come to work every day to do a job,” explained USAA CEO Joe Robles, Maj. Gen., USA (Ret.). “They’re on a noble mission – to give their very best to military families who have served or are serving our country. What makes USAA one of the nation’s best places to work are the people we serve and the employees who are focused on helping to facilitate their financial security.”

FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to produce the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management's credibility, their own job satisfaction and camaraderie in the workplace. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication and culture.

USAA continues to enjoy similar success in other “best of” lists, including:

  • Three straight years ranked No. 1 on Computerworld magazine’s 2012 “Best Places to Work in IT.”
  • No. 1 on the current G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of military-friendly employers.
  • No. 1 on the current Military Spouse magazine’s list of military spouse-friendly employers.
  • Top 25 on the current LATINA Style 50 list of the best employers for Latinas.

USAA employs more than 24,000 people and has a variety of career opportunities in San Antonio and locations around the country. Last year, more than 25 percent of new hires joined USAA with military experience or as a military spouse. Opportunities are listed at USAA’s online Career Center.

About USAA

USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9.3 million 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 or have honorably served our nation in the U.S. military – and their eligible family members. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit

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Pete Casiano, 210-237-8323
USAA on Twitter: @usaa

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Fortune, Ranks USAA as Best Large Employer in San Antonio


Pete Casiano, 210-237-8323
USAA on Twitter: @usaa