DETROIT, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The title of 'Best Place to Work in IT' has returned to Detroit as Quicken Loans today announced it has earned the #1 ranking on Computerworld magazine's 2013 'Best Places to Work in IT' list. This marks the fourth time Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation's largest online lender and third largest retail mortgage lender, has been named #1 in the benchmark employee survey, and the ninth-straight year the company has appeared on the prestigious list.
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 CareerBuilder, Qualcomm, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
"We have built a company centered on technology and innovation, so earning the honor as the top place to work in IT is a real testament to our nearly 1,000 technology team members across the country," said Quicken Loans Chief Executive Officer Bill Emerson. "We are a technology company that is amazingly good at writing mortgages. Our success boils down to great culture and talented team members, it's that simple."
The Quicken Loans technology team helped the company close a record $70 billion in home loan volume in 2012, a 133 percent increase over the previous record of $30 billion set in 2011. This was done by expanding the company's platform capacity by 200 percent in just 45 days to handle a number of new business channels.
"Quicken Loans invests heavily in training for all of our team members to ensure they have the skills they need to grow personally and professionally," said Quicken Loans Chief Information Officer Linglong He. "But we also empower our team to both innovate and create the processes and programs that will continue to drive the company's growth."
An example of the culture of innovation that is encouraged at Quicken Loans is 'Bullet Time,' a weekly four-hour period in which Quicken Loans technology team members can work on any personal project they want, even those outside the core business. 'Bullet Time' continues to churn out innovations that significantly help team members and the business itself, including a mobile app called QRide that allows team members to track shuttle routes and arrival times between their office and parking location.
Quicken Loans and its family of companies currently have more than 200 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 largest online home lender and the country's third 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 #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Quicken Loans also ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the last 10 consecutive 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 more than 8,000 of its 10,000 team members to downtown Detroit. 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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