I’m super-duper lucky to be an intern here at Quicken Loans.This week, Quicken Loans offered their interns the chance to be extras in a shoot for some commercials that are coming out later this summer. Now I don’t want to spill the beans on any important deets, but here’s a little glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes here at Quicken Loans.
That’s right. For the 10th year in a row, Quicken Loans is on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In fact, we’ve been in the top 30 each of those 10 years. I hate to brag, but you know, when you got it, you got it. Yo.
Think about how many companies there are in this great country of ours. Think about how many are in your city alone. Lots. In the entire country? Hundreds of thousands probably, right?
Despite the overwhelming odds that a company could make the list once, we’ve made it 10 times in a row. Why do we keep being named to this prestigious list?
Maybe because Quicken Loans is a place that encourages ideas from team members? Actually, we don’t encourage them. We WANT them.
Maybe it’s because Quicken Loans is a place where we aren’t afraid to try new things, even if failure is an option? We do fail sometimes. We learn and we don’t make the same mistake again.
Maybe it’s because the latest technology is at the fingertips of our team members? And we use that technology to do lots of cool stuff. In-house.
Maybe it’s because we learn something new every day here. Training isn’t only for the young folks at Quicken Loans. Old guys like me find something new and inspiring just about every time I walk through the doors of my beloved QL.
Maybe it’s because we’re given time to volunteer each month to help others. Last year, I spent an hour a week at a nearby school, mentoring the kids at the school. It was both fun and gratifying.
Maybe it’s our incredible perks? Trips, events, tickets to games, tons of lunches, parties, stuff like that. Free slushies and popcorn. It’s definitely the free slushies and popcorn.
Here’s a little bit about of info from our press release on being name to the list:
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online home lender and third largest retail mortgage lender, today announced it has been named to the top-30 of FORTUNE Magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 10th consecutive year. The company earned a 13th place ranking in the magazine’s benchmark study of workplace satisfaction, making it the highest ranked Michigan-based business and mortgage lender on the list.
“Our 8,000-plus incredibly innovative and passionate team members continue to create and execute, developing new processes and technologies that are helping our company experience explosive growth,” said Bill Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of Quicken Loans.
Earlier this month, Quicken Loans announced that it closed more than $70 billion in home loan volume in 2012, a 133 percent increase over the $30 billion previous record set in 2011. In the same year, Quicken Loans nearly doubled its headcount.
In 2012, Quicken Loans also maintained its title as the highest in customer satisfaction among all home loan lenders in America by J.D. Power and Associates for the third consecutive year.
I’ll end with this. We’re hiring. That’s good news and if you think you have something to offer and want to be part of an awesome and growing company, give us a holler at the Quicken Loans Careers website. We’d love to have you!