Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 14

Quicken Loans Inc.

Livonia, Mich. [North Central]
http://quickenloans.com
http://quickenloanscareers.com

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 8 for benefits, No. 4 for diversity Higher learning gets a boost at this online mortgage lender in Livonia, Mich. IT workers are offered a 25% tuition scholarship toward undergraduate and graduate degrees. And through an affiliation with Northcentral University, one of the nation's leading accredited online universities, workers and their immediate family members are offered a 25% tuition scholarship for bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees in, education, psychology and business and technology management. IT workers can also develop their leadership potential through the company's Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program. The LEAD initiative includes two offerings: Ground School and Flight Training, both of which help test an individual's leadership ability and aid in career path decisions. Ground School is a three-month program designed to develop skills in eight area: vision, adaptability, presence, communication, culture, personal growth, developing others and deep thinking. Flight Training is an in-depth, five-month program for new and existing leaders. The focus in this program is team development, including areas such as coaching, providing feedback, interviewing and public speaking.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 2

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,701

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 291

IT employee turnover in 2008: 15%

IT promotions in 2008: 1%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,300

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 36%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 37%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 36%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 20%