DETROIT, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the nation's best place to work in technology is not in Silicon Valley, New York or Austin, but in the growing tech hub of Detroit. Quicken Loans has earned the #1 ranking on Computerworld magazine's 2014 'Best Places to Work In IT' list in the large company category, marking the fifth time in 10 years the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender has been named #1 in the benchmark employee survey.
Computerworld's '100 Best Places to Work in IT' list is determined through a comprehensive team member survey focusing on the company's core culture, including benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts an employer questionnaire to determine the company's goals and opinions on its culture. Other technology innovators appearing in the top-10 of this year's list include Genentech, Hewlett-Packard and Verizon Wireless.
"We take great pride in hiring and empowering the best technology talent in the country. Our team members know we want them to experiment, challenge the status quo and bring us their very best every day," said Quicken Loans Chief Executive Officer Bill Emerson. "When people are free to create and innovate their impact is immeasurable. Our technology team is a very big part of Quicken Loans' ongoing success, and we continue to look for them to move us forward."
The 1,100 member technology team was a driving force in helping Quicken Loans close a record $80 billion in home loan volume in 2013 while aggressively building a $140 billion mortgage servicing portfolio, making the company the nation's 11th largest servicer.
"Our IT team members not only work 'in' the business, but also 'on' the business, finding the improvements and inches that have made us one of the largest mortgage lenders and the best place to work in technology in the nation," said Quicken Loans Chief Information Officer Linglong He. "If you're a talented IT professional who is looking to work with an expert team, gain experience in a wide-range of areas and truly impact the outcome, there's no better place to be than Detroit and at Quicken Loans."
Quicken Loans ensures its technology team members have the best training via the Quicken Loans IT training team. In conjunction with the company's already robust IT training program, which offers 200 hours of annual technical training, including 40 hours of external training, the IT training team helps technology team members further their careers while also focusing on teaching and instilling a broad base of hard and soft skills.
Quicken Loans and its family of companies currently have more than 80 open technology positions. To learn more or apply, please visit www.quickenloanscareers.com.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $80 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2013. 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 for the past four consecutive years: 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Quicken Loans was named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the last 11 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine's '100 Best Places to Work in IT' the past ten years, ranking No. 1 in 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 8,500 of its 10,000-plus team members work in the city's urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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