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Detroit-based Quicken Loans Brings Home #1 Spot on Computerworld's '100 Best Places to Work in IT' List for 2nd Consecutive Year

July 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Business Week -- 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 (see also Quicken Loans).

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 11(th) 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

Keywords for this news article include: Mortgage, Technology, Real Estate, Quicken Loans.

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Source: Biotech Business Week

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