For the third consecutive year, Detroit-based Quicken Loans has earned the No. 1 ranking on Computerworld’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ list among large organizations. The award marks the sixth time in 11 years the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender and largest FHA loan originator has been named No. 1 in the benchmark employee survey, making Quicken Loans the winningest company in the list’s history.
Computerworld’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories including benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT professionals, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
“When you’re able to attract the smartest minds in technology from diverse backgrounds and let them innovate in the right environment, you get a team with great chemistry that is dedicated to positively impacting the outcome of our company,” says Bill Emerson, Quicken Loans Chief Executive Officer. “Our technology team is a major reason why our mortgage origination process is the best in the industry.”
The 1,300 member technology team has quadrupled in size since Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. The IT team helped the company close $140 billion in home loan volume in 2013-2014 while building a $167 billion mortgage servicing portfolio, making Quicken Loans the nation’s 10th largest servicer.
“The Quicken Loans technology team is a family, one that always supports, creates and celebrates together,” says Linglong He, Quicken Loans Chief Information Officer. “We want our team members to feel fulfilled in their lives and careers, which is why we invest in both their personal and professional development and encourage them to challenge the status quo.”
One way Quicken Loans fosters an atmosphere of innovation is through “Bullet Time,” a weekly four-hour period in which technology team members can work on any personal project or idea they want, even those outside the core business. Bullet Time continues to churn out innovations that significantly help team members and the business, including a conference room camera that gives those on a conference call a 360-degree view of the room in high definition.
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