Guaranteed Rate Wins Top Workplace Award
Chicago, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago, IL (November 7, 2019) --- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, announced it has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year by the Chicago Tribune as one of the Top Workplaces. Headquartered on Chicago’s north side, the company has been on an upward trajectory since its founding. Guaranteed Rate employs more than 1,500 people in the Chicagoland area and ranked at the top of the large business category.
“Being named one of the top places to work comes from the amazing people we have at this company,” said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “It is just a pleasure, every day, to be able to work with such a great team.”
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate, which has grown to more than 4,600 employees nationwide, focuses on industry innovation, career development, and individual wellness. At its corporate headquarters in Chicago, the company provides a variety of benefits for employees to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle while achieving workplace success, including:
- A creative office space —featuring a furnished rooftop deck with skyline views—designed to facilitate collaboration and interaction across the company;
- An on-site nurse practitioner and certified massage therapist;
- A fitness center at the company’s headquarters equipped with weightlifting and cardio machines, as well as access to a certified personal trainer and fitness classes including yoga, indoor cycling, kickboxing, and Pilates;
- Professionally-trained chefs providing healthy, fresh and organic low-cost meals for employees in the company’s on-site kitchen and café.
The Guaranteed Rate Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, was established to provide aid to people in times of unexpected hardship or need. The Guaranteed Rate Foundation has donated nearly $2.5 million since 2012. Ciardelli’s mission to give back to the community has inspired his employees to do the same. He credits his generous employees for the Foundation’s increasing impact.
Guaranteed Rate employs talented people from numerous fields, including loan origination and processing, insurance, information technology, operations, design, advertising, and marketing. The company has received numerous honors for its technology and innovation as it builds a modern, streamlined mortgage process that’s simple for home buyers. Recently, U.S. News & World Report named the mortgage company as the Top Lender for Online Service, citing its Digital Mortgage and 10-minute closing appointments.
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About Guaranteed Rate Companies
Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has approximately 210 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded nearly $19 billion in loans in 2017 alone. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, by offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. In 2017, Guaranteed Rate launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. Guaranteed Rate won an American Business Award for its Digital Mortgage technology in 2016, ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's Top Mortgage Lenders 2016, was chosen as Top Lender 2016 and 2017 by Chicago Agent magazine, made the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list seven of the past eight years, and was named Best Overall Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Refinance by NerdWallet in 2018. Visit rate.com for more information.