TROY, Mich., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Shore, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing mortgage lenders, was named a Crain's 2014 "Cool Places to Work". With a unique corporate culture and laser-focus on people, this marks the first time that United Shore has earned this award and caps off its remarkable year-long run of multiple awards in the Best Place to Work category.
"People are at the heart of everything we do at United Shore, and we want them to feel excited and fulfilled when they come to work," said United Shore CEO and president, Mat Ishbia. "Our entire organization is focused on creating an environment where people can thrive and feel happy."
United Shore has built its unique culture on a set of shared values that every team member and leader embody. "Our values don't just hang on the wall," said Ishbia. "We live them every day."
In its modern, collaborative and high-energy space, the company houses United Shore University where team members are provided thousands of hours of industry and leadership training, as well as real-time coaching. "We are big on making United Shore a place where people want to make an entire career of it and can be on top of their game," said Laura Lawson, Chief People Officer. "While we are hiring like crazy, we are thrilled to have promoted more than 120 leaders from across the company in just the last six months."
Additionally, United Shore crowd sources and implements ideas from team members across the company, preaches a work/life balance, and encourages fun and friendship through company events and many team building exercises. Among the coolest perks include:
- Free Valet Parking
- On-site Starbucks
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Free Pistons tickets for team members and their families to every Saturday night home game
- Dry Cleaning Services
- Sushi Mondays
- Celebrity visits for inspiration
- Basketball hoops and putting greens
- Open air ideation center
The "Cool Places to Work" distinction is another feather in the cap for the organization that has been stockpiling trophies over the past 12 months. Recently, United Shore extended its streak to three consecutive years as being recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit, and this year, being named the "Best of the Best Overall" by Best and Brightest, one of Detroit Free Press' "Top Workplace", and being distinguished as an Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company.
About United Shore
Founded in 1986, United Shore is one of the largest, coolest and fastest growing independent mortgage lenders in the United States. It is home to United Wholesale Mortgage, the top lender among more of America's independent mortgage brokers. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, United Shore employs 1,200 team members. In addition to receiving the Cool Places to Work award, United Shore has also been named the "Best of the Best" Overall Company to Work For in Michigan, Top Workplace, and Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Company, and a National Best and Brightest Company. For more information, visit unitedshore.com.
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