At Evergreen Home Loans, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 441 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.63. It was published on Jul 9, 2018. 25729 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
96%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
95%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
95%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
95%
 

What They Do

We asked Evergreen Home Loans to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Evergreen Home Loans is a premier local mortgage lender. We originate, fund, and service loans for our direct mortgage customers and provide mortgage solutions for our business partners, banks and credit unions.

About this Company

Website: https://www.evergreenhomeloans.com/ Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington, 98006 US Sites: 65
Major Locations: Bellevue, Washington, 98004; Boise, Idaho, 83642; Gig Harbor, Washington, 98335; Northgate, Washington, 98115; Puyallup, Washington, 98372; Seattle, Washington, 98134; Bend, Oregon, 97702; SW Vegas, Nevada, 89148; Vancouver, Washington, 98684; Yuba City, California, 95991 US Employees: 812
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1987

Record Month Celebration with our Executives

Perks and Programs

We asked Evergreen Home Loans to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Evergreen Cares Foundation Charitable Gifts Program: Evergreen Home Loans is committed to our communities. We empower our associates to give back to the causes they care most about. For qualifying organizations, we match the individual charitable giving up to $250 per year per associate. We also allocate between $500 - $1500 per branch/department for team giving from our foundation.
  • Get Paid to Volunteer: The company is so passionate about social responsibility that we give every associate an 8-hour paid day per year to volunteer for whatever cause or organization is important to that associate.
  • Education Assistance Program: Professional growth is very important at Evergreen Home Loans . We offer support and assistance for our associates who pursue continuing education up to $500 per year.
  • Wellness Committee/Program: Evergreen Home Loans values the health of our associates and our wellness program is designed to provide a healthful work environment. Our Wellness Committee combines representatives from the home office and several branches to plan programs that support and encourage healthier lifestyle choices. We want to make every day about living your best life; includes quarterly team challenges with wellness related rewards, up to $25 per person for the winning team. This builds great teamwork, instills our family conviction, and promotes excellent health!
  • Associate Discounts: Our Perkspot Discount Program provides a variety of discounts that are made available companywide.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program: Evergreen Home Loans provides an incentive award to a current employee in a full‐time equivalent position who brings new talent to Evergreen by referring applicants who are subsequently selected and successfully employed.
  • Branch Visits: Our Executive Team, along with other departments at our Home Office, go on Branch visits monthly to visit with associates at our various locations. They always have an open ear and come back to the Home Office with things that we should keep doing, stop doing, and start doing.
  • Peer Recognition: Our associates love giving each other ‘kudos’ on our internal, “facebook” style recognition site, YouEarnedIt, where they can ‘shout out’ to their coworkers in a fun, visible way by giving them points. These points build up and can be used for amazing gifts and gift cards worth between $10 and $10,000!
  • Annual Ping Pong Tournament: Each year we host a Home Office ping pong tournament open to all Home Office associates. There are prizes like new ping pong paddles, and gift cards and goodies, but the best result of this event is bragging rights for a whole year!
  • Our 56 Branch locations have varying perks of their own choice. Some that stand out are: o Monthly birthday parties with cake – Newest hires (or even visitors) lead the team in singing Happy Birthday! o “Inspiration Board” – Associates put inspirational quotes on it for others to read and use to welcome visitors to the branch. o Potlucks – These include chili cook-offs, prizes, and themed parties. o Monthly Branch Luncheons – These are used to celebrate a variety of things such as goal announcements and updates. This time is also used to present awards/trophies to top Processors, Loan Officers, and what we like to call “Miracle Makers”. Those associates are voted on by the branch for making a difference that month.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
59% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Crazy Hat Day at the Home Office!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

31 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 39 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)27 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $48,568 Philanthropic donations in last year
$33,142 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Craft Night at our Kennewick Branch

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
March Madness Tournament

How to Get Hired

We asked Evergreen Home Loans for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Candidates who are humble, hungry, and smart are a great fit for the Evergreen Culture. This is based on the ideas from Patrick Lencioni’s book The Ideal Team Player. What this means at Evergreen is that our culture is an atmosphere of leaders serving, and teams achieving goals by working together. Additionally, we seek out candidates who share these core values from our Integrity conviction. 1) Acknowledge and own their mistakes 2)Are humble, servant leaders who lead by example. 3) Do what they say they're going to do, even when it's hard. 4) Own the customer's problem until it's resolved.    

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Have passion, show enthusiasm, and have a GREAT attitude. This shows engagement. Associates who are highly enthusiastic bring that level of energy to other associates. It’s contagious and affects everyone around them. Skills can be less important if you don’t have the passion and the drive to succeed.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We have a number of positions available. We're focused on hiring a large number of top performing loan originators who seek a great workplace culture and a place where their unique differences and talents are recognized and rewarded.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Candidates can visit our careers page on https://www.evergreenhomeloans.com/about-us/evergreen-careers/. View the open positions and apply online, or contact one of our amazing Talent Acquisition Managers via phone or email.

hiring Outlook

175 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 5% Job Growth
16 Average applicants per opening 2,983 Total job applicants
23% New hires by employee referrals 32% Openings filled by current employees
16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 24% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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