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Guaranteed Rate Inc.

November 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Guaranteed Rate Again Named One of Chicago's Top Workplaces

Mortgage Company Honored in Chicago Tribune Rankings for Creative Career Development and Employee Wellness

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 13, 2013) - Guaranteed Rate, Chicago's hometown mortgage leader and the eighth-largest retail mortgage company in the nation, today announced it has been recognized yet again by the Chicago Tribune as one of "Chicago's Top Workplaces." Headquartered on Chicago's north side, the company employs more than 1,300 people in the city and was recognized in the large company category. This is the third time in four years that Guaranteed Rate has made the list.

Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate fosters a company culture focused on innovation, career development, and individual wellness. At its corporate headquarters in Chicago, the company provides a variety of opportunities for employees to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle while achieving workplace success, including:

  • A creative work space housed in a converted loft -- featuring a furnished rooftop deck with stunning city views -- designed to facilitate collaboration and interaction across the company;
  • Comprehensive and creative employee development initiatives, led by Guaranteed Rate University, the company's unique paid mortgage industry training program;
  • An on-site gym equipped with weightlifting and cardio machines, as well as access to a certified personal trainer and fitness classes including CrossFit, indoor cycling, kickboxing, and Pilates;
  • Professionally-trained chefs providing healthy and fresh, organic meals for employees at low cost each day in the company's on-site kitchen;
  • The Guaranteed Rate Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, established to help employees and their families in times of hardship; and
  • A certified massage therapist available by appointment.

"We're always humbled and honored to be part of the Chicago Tribune's 'Top Workplaces' list, because it is our employees who determine that we deserve the recognition," said Guaranteed Rate president and CEO, Victor Ciardelli. "Since our days as a start-up to our current size of more than 2,700 employees nationwide, we've always strived to provide our employees with creative opportunities to build their careers while offering a healthful work-life balance. It's gratifying to see our employees' appreciation for our friendly workplace environment."

Guaranteed Rate employs talented and skilled people from numerous fields, including mortgage lending, insurance, information technology, graphic design, advertising, and marketing. For more information on careers at Guaranteed Rate, please visit: http://careers.guaranteedrate.com

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is the eighth-largest retail mortgage company in the U.S. and is Revolutionizing Life's Biggest Purchase™ by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 170 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with more than $50 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000. Guaranteed Rate was recently named the No. 1 mortgage company in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. Visit www.guaranteedrate.com for more information.

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