Quicken Loans Receives Training Magazine’s Top 125 Award Recognizing Companies with Outstanding Training and Development Programs

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The nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender receives two awards in magazine’s annual list

“We view these awards as an acknowledgement of the outstanding culture, leadership and thousands of engaged team members we work with every day who have a hand in our company’s success,” said Steve Marcero, Director of Training at Quicken Loans.

Quicken Loans Inc., a 50-state lender of refinance and purchase mortgages, was named to Training magazine’s annual Top 125 List, and accepted the award at a black-tie gala held February 7, 2011, at the San Diego Convention Center. In addition, Quicken Loans was one of five recipients to win an Outstanding Training Initiatives Award for the “Quicken’s Got Talent” program.

The online lender’s new mortgage bankers receive eight weeks of initial training. Upon graduation, mortgage bankers have a designated full-time coach providing tips in both individual and group settings. Access to an online video library with tips from top mortgage bankers is available, as well as more than 30 on-demand training modules.

“It’s a tremendous honor to not only be recognized by such a great magazine as one of the best training teams, but to know that this team’s hard work and dedication also earned us an award for one of the best initiatives for 2010,” said Steve Marcero, Director of Training at Quicken Loans. “We view these awards as an acknowledgement of the outstanding culture, leadership and thousands of engaged team members we work with every day who have a hand in our company’s success.”

Now in its 11th year, the Training Top 125 ranks companies based on the success and creativity of their training and development programs. To be considered, companies must complete a detailed application, which is scored quantitatively by an outside data company and qualitatively by Training magazine editors and representatives. Ranking is determined by assessing the scope and financial investment of employee development, and how closely they are linked to business goals. Some of the influential factors include annual training budget, hours of training per employee, tuition assistance, technology platforms and workplace surveys.

Statistics revealed that technology supports training delivery for 96 percent of applicants, and 98 percent of the companies used personal and individual development plans.

“We view advancements in technology as tools to enhance our skills, complement each team member’s learning style and ability, and find ways to efficiently connect with our clients during each step of the loan process,” said Jennifer Butkiewicz, Executive Training Consultant at Quicken Loans.

To learn more about Training magazine’s 2011 rankings, visit http://www.trainingmag.com/article/training-reveals-rankings-2011-top-125

About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ”Top Workplaces of 2010” List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.

About Rock Holdings Inc:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services-related businesses and employs over 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.

About Training magazine:
Training is a 47-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries that advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Lakewood Media Group.

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