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The No. 1 place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Stacy Collett | June 18, 2013
IT employees enjoy the company's relaxed atmosphere and culture of innovation, but they're equally thrilled to be part of the revitalization of downtown Detroit.

Location, location, location
In 2009, Gilbert committed to playing a role in revitalizing Detroit into a tech-focused urban core. Today, Quicken Loans occupies several downtown buildings, some just steps from Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play, and Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. New apartment buildings have gone up near its offices, and more than 70 companies have moved to or opened new shops in downtown Detroit over the past three years.

Quicken Loans building in Detroit
Employees are proud to be part of the revitalization of Detroit. Credit: Quicken Loans.Click to take a slideshow tour of Quicken Loans.

"There's an absolute positive with working downtown," Polidori says. "I grew up in Dearborn, which is 10 to 12 miles from here. I spent a lot of my childhood at the old Tiger Stadium and downtown. So it was pretty cool to move down here."

He says employees love the fact that they can go to Tigers games after work, or maybe walk by the stadium at lunch during a day game and get 10 minutes of baseball in before heading back to the office.

IT employees relish their part in the rebirth of the Motor City. "You can be part of the solution here," Ravenscroft says. "It's something greater than just Quicken Loans. You're part of the revival of Detroit."

 

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