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Guild Mortgage Named Top Workplace by The San Diego Union-Tribune for Eighth Straight Year

Leading Independent Mortgage Lender Recognized for Its Outstanding Work Environment, Company Culture and Future Prospects

SAN DIEGO – Guild Mortgage, one of the largest and most experienced independent mortgage lenders in the U.S. and currently celebrating its 60th year in business, has been named a winner of the 2020 Top Workplaces award by The San Diego Union-Tribune, earning the distinction for the eighth year in a row.

The Top Workplaces Program honors companies that have outstanding workplace culture and business environments. The rankings are based on the results of a third-party employee survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.

The anonymous online survey measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection. Employees are asked to rank levels of satisfaction with their jobs, feelings of appreciation, confidence in the future prospects of the company and manager effectiveness.

“Our company culture, which is grounded in strong values, innovation, creativity and collaboration, is at the heart of our success and sets us apart as an organization,” said Mary Ann McGarry, CEO of Guild Mortgage. “Guild has always encouraged open and honest dialogue among its employees, clients and partners. The Top Workplace program enables our employees in San Diego and other markets to provide us with honest feedback. We’re honored to be recognized for the eighth straight year as an organization that truly values the contributions of our employees.”

The Top Workplace survey was sent via email to employers and staff of public, private, nonprofit and governmental organizations in the San Diego area with 50 or more employees. The rankings require a minimum 35% response rate to qualify. Companies who score the highest receive the top rankings in one of three categories based on the size of the organization:

  • Large: 500 or more employees
  • Midsize: 100 to 499 employees
  • Small: 50 to 99 employees

Guild Mortgage, which employs nearly 700 people in San Diego County, was ranked No. 4 in the Large company category. The survey was sent out in August 2020, with a record 80% of Guild employees responding. Guild is the only Large company winner to have been named a Top Workplace all eight years of the program.

More than 2,100 San Diego companies and organizations were invited to participate in the survey in 2020. Combined, the companies surveyed employ nearly 19,000 people in San Diego County, with 12,591 people responding to the survey. The San Diego Union-Tribune recognized 70 employers as Top Workplaces.

About Energage Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.

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Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.