Best Places to Work in IT 2013: A tour of Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans moves into the No. 1 spot on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list. Here's a peek at some of the quirks and perks enjoyed by employees.

Quicken Loans at Chase Tower in Detroit
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Working in the Motor City

The No. 1 organization on Computerworld's 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list is Quicken Loans. Employees at the online retail mortgage lender enjoy great benefits and career opportunities, plus a host of perks -- not least of which is the company's prime location in newly revitalized Detroit.

Quicken Loans occupies several buildings in the heart of downtown, some just steps from Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play; Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions; and Campus Maritus Park, the Rockefeller Center of Detroit.

Quicken Loans office with bright colors and scooter
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The vibrant colors and open floor plan at Quicken Loans' offices are designed to encourage creativity. Team members can grab a scooter or a three-wheeler to get to their next meeting.

colorful hallway at Quicken Loans
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A colorful hallway in Quicken Loans' Qube building features cushiony nooks and plenty of room for "Big Wheel" traffic.

workers seen through glass wall with doodles
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Windows and walls are fair game for doodling and brainstorming in all of Quicken Loans' offices, especially in the "Mission Control" area.

Detroit River view
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Some Quicken Loans offices boast views of the Detroit River.

ping pong game
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Staffers relax with a quick Ping-Pong game. Quicken Loans encourages team members to take time out of their day to have fun.

office lobby showing NASCAR driver and car
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Team members hold an impromptu meeting in a lobby featuring an image of Ryan Newman, driver of a Quicken Loans-sponsored NASCAR racecar.

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