DETROIT, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation's largest online mortgage lender, and sister company Quizzle.com, a consumer technology debt management web business, have been named the #1 'Top Workplace in Michigan' by the Detroit Free Press for the fourth consecutive year.
Quicken Loans has more than doubled its size since moving to downtown Detroit in 2010, and today has more than 8,000 team members working in the city's vibrant urban core.
The company, which has grown to more than 10,000 team members nationally, serves mortgage clients in all 50 states and closed a record $70 billion in home loan volume in 2012. The home loan lender expects to break the previous record by closing more than $80 billion in 2013.
"Every day we make a conscious, concerted effort to connect with our team members to let them know just how valuable they are to our company – there's nothing more important," said Bill Emerson, CEO of Quicken Loans. "People want to be free to innovate and create. Our goal as leaders is simple, get out of the way and let that happen."
Also located in Detroit's burgeoning tech district, Quizzle.com has developed innovative online tools enabling consumers to gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit – including providing free credit reports and credit scores for consumers to measure their credit profiles.
"As a growing business, our single largest asset is our amazing team members," said Todd Albery, Quizzle.com CEO. "They are the lifeblood of Quizzle, the passion that sets the tone for everything we do. We appreciate each and every contribution they make to growing our company and helping consumers understand the role credit plays in their everyday lives."
The Top Workplaces are based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
This year 216 companies and more than 50,000 employees at Michigan businesses participated in the Top Workplace list.
Workplace Dynamics partnered with the Detroit Free Press to conduct extensive surveys of team members on topics ranging from workplace diversity to workplace environment and compensation. The surveys were used to select the companies appearing on the Top Workplace list.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's largest online home lender and the country's fourth largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $70 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2012. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked highest in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for four consecutive years, leading the list in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In addition to being recognized as the 'Top Workplace in Michigan' by the Detroit Free Press for four consecutive years, Quicken Loans also has ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine's annual '100 Best Companies to Work For' list for the last 10 years. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine's '100 Best Places to Work In Technology' for the past nine years, ranking #1 in 2013. The company moved its headquarters and nearly all of its Michigan workforce to downtown Detroit. Its Detroit headcount now exceeds 8,000 team members. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
Quizzle.com is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation - with a truly free credit report and score. Located in Detroit, Quizzle.com began as a project inside Quicken Loans and spun off into its own company in September 2009. At Quizzle.com, consumers learn specific actions to improve their financial health with helpful tools and information - including a free credit report and score, credit builder tools, and personalized recommendations. Quizzle.com ranked #1 in Detroit Free Press' 'Top Workplace in Michigan' list for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. For more information about Quizzle.com, please visit www.quizzle.com, on Twitter at @Quizzle, and on Facebook at facebook.com/Quizzle.
SOURCE Quicken Loans