This annual survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry. This year’s list included 50 companies. National Mortgage News honored all the winners and revealed the final rankings in a special report published on March 7, 2022.
“This year’s top companies have brought their A-game in supporting their teams through continued disruption,” said Heidi Patalano, editor-in-chief of National Mortgage News at Arizent. “The events of the past two years have underscored how important it is to be a thoughtful employer that offers a number of ways to show how much they value their ‘human capital’ and these firms did it best, according to their very own employees.”
“Being listed in the top ten of this annual survey is a major accomplishment,” stated Randell Gillespie, National Sales Director for Thrive. “When you consider the growth within many leading companies in our industry over the last two years, and couple that with the fact that we have improved outstanding year over year to being the top large employer in 2022, that is a testament to the community we have established.” Chief Operations Officer, Selene Kellam, added, “When a company can double in size twice in the span of 24 months and still maintain the feeling of a genuine community of professionals who care about each other, that’s a special achievement in my book.”
Companies from across the United States entered a two-part survey process to determine the National Mortgage News’ Best Mortgage Companies to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.
To be considered for participation, companies had to be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity operating a facility with at least 15 employees working in the United States for at least one year. Additional conditions applied; for more information on eligibility and other aspects of the program, please visit www.bestmortgagecompaniestoworkfor.com.
James Duncan is the Director of Education & Engagement for Thrive Mortgage and has contributed to numerous published works and industry discussion panels. As a former high school teacher, mentoring and coaching is his biggest passion. Whether it is leading the Marketing Department at Thrive or working individually with clients to help them make better educated decisions, James has a tremendous passion for moving the industry forward.