Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 1, Large

Quicken Loans

Detroit, Mich. [North Central]
Quicken Loans
Credit: Quicken Loans

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 3 for benefits, No. 3 for training, No. 8 for retention, No. 9 for career development
This Detroit-based online mortgage lender wants its IT workers to be personally and professionally fulfilled, so it empowers them in multiple ways. Last year, Quicken Loans initiated a program called "Why Wait" -- a monthlong competition in which IT staffers endeavor to create innovative systems using specific technologies for maximum impact. Employees may also spend up to four hours a week on projects of their choosing, and they compete in annual hackathons. They find growth opportunities and peer support by joining various virtual teams that focus on areas such as career development, community service and mastering specific technologies.

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Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,321

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,267

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 16%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 15

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $4,183

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 25

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 76%