Guild Mortgage Named a Best Company to Work For By National Mortgage News

Independent Mortgage Lender Recognized As One of the Industry’s Premier Employers in Annual Survey and Awards Program

San DiegoGuild Mortgage (NYSE: GHLD), a rapidly growing mortgage lending company originating and servicing residential loans since 1960, has been named one of the 2021 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by National Mortgage News.

Now in its third year, the Best Mortgage Companies to Work For annual survey and awards program was designed to identify and recognize the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry. The program is a collaboration between National Mortgage News and the Best Companies Group, which conducts extensive employee surveys and reviews employer reports on benefits and policies to honor organizations creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

Fifty companies were named Best Mortgage Companies to Work For in 2021. Guild, which has approximately 4,400 employees in 32 states, was ranked No. 13 on the list of Best Large Mortgage Companies, defined as companies with 500 or more employees.

“Guild is an inclusive, diverse organization that encourages open and honest dialogue from all of our employees,” said Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage. “Surveys like the one from Best Companies Group ensure our employees’ voices can be heard on a number of factors that are critical to our continued growth and success. We’re pleased to be recognized by National Mortgage News as a Best Company.”

Companies from across the country entered a two-part survey process that evaluated each nominated organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, followed by an employee survey measuring employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final results.

The employee survey covers eight topics: leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training, development and resources; pay and benefits; and overall engagement.

Companies must opt-in to the rankings. Participation is open to a standalone mortgage lender, mortgage broker, mortgage servicer, or mortgage unit of a diversified financial services firm with at least 15 permanent employees working in the United States. Not all companies that participate in the survey make the list.

A leading national lender, Guild specializes in developing innovative pilot programs and specialized products to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking to upgrade with a jumbo loan. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.