You aren’t the best. You lost. You came in second.
I’m thrilled. We are #2 baby!
That’s right. FORTUNE released its "100 Best Companies to Work For" list today and guess what? Quicken Loans is #2 this year.
Last year we were #17, which is pretty darn good in itself. Over 1500 companies compete to be on the list. But to be #2? Wow. Nice.
And the only thing standing in our way to being the best place to work in the country??? THE GOOGLE! (I can live with that, I guess).
Congratulations to other nine of the top 10 great places that join Quicken Loans on this so very prestigious list. Here’s the top 10:
- Quicken Loans
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Edward Jones
- Cisco Systems
- Goldman Sachs
- Methodist Hospital Systems
According to our profile on FORTUNE’s website announcing us the #2 best place to work in the country:
What makes it (Quicken Loans) so great?
Ethically driven is what one employee calls the online mortgage lender. It avoided the subprime crisis by sticking with plain-vanilla loans.
What makes Google #1?
What makes it so great?
…Google continued to mint millionaires as the stock cracked $700. The company gives stock options to 99% of employees.
Google continued to mint millionaires? The company gives stock options to 99% of employees? Hmmmm….
Oh well, minting millionaires and stock options aside, I’m very happy Quicken Loans is #2 on this list and I’m part of the Quicken Loans family. And trust me, we’ll spend the next year figuring out a way to get the top spot from Google. We jumped from #17 to #2 in one year. Certainly we can go from #2 to #1. Watch out Google, here we come.
The others in the top 10 seem like a good crowd to be associated with. The next time I stop at the Starbucks near my house, I’ll tell them that we have something in common. We’re both in the "Top 10 FORTUNE Club!" Yes! I like Starbucks by the way, so it pleases me they are also in the top 10
I don’t know too much about the others in the top 10. Anyone have any opinions out there on them? Please let us know.
So there we are. Five years in the top 20 FORTUNE "Best Companies to Work For" and now we are in the top 10. Nice. In all honesty, this really is a special place to work. And I’m not just saying that because I’m getting a paycheck.
After all, we aren’t minting millionaires and giving away stock options.
Well, at least not that I’m aware of…