At Evergreen Home Loans, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 466 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.32. It was published on Jul 12, 2017. 20878 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is competent at running the business.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
Management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there.

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: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington, 98006 US Sites: 56
Major Locations: Bellevue, Washington; Boise, Idaho; Gig Harbor, Washington; Northgate, Washington; Puyallup, Washington; Seattle, Washington; Silverdale, Washington; SW Vegas, Nevada; Vancouver, Washington; Yuba City, California US Employees: 745
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1987

Halloween – Costume Contest fun at the Home Office!

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.

  • Matching Charitable Contribution: Evergreen Home Loans is committed to our communities. We empower our associates to give back to the causes they care most about. And for qualifying organizations, we match the charitable giving up to $250 per year per associate.
  • 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 associate and our wellness program is designed to provide a healthful work environment. Our Wellness Committee combines representatives from the home office and several branched 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.
  • Evergreen Cares Foundation: The mission of our foundation is to encourage and support our associates’ compassion for giving while improving lives through health/wellness and housing programs.
  • 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, 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:: Monthly birthday party with cake – Newest hires (or even visitors) lead the team in singing Happy Birthday!; “Inspiration Board” – Associates put inspirational quotes on it for others to read and use to welcome visitors to the branch; Potlucks – These include chili cook-offs, prizes, and themed parties; 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.


50% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
61% 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
$500 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Ping Pong Tournament - At Evergreen Home Loans, one of our core convictions is FUN! One of the ways that comes to life is an all-day ping-pong tournament that features fierce competition, food and music at our Home Office.


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


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


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

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $42,142 Philanthropic donations in last year
$12,659 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Yes Recycling program


  • 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

#ShowYourKeys - Our favorite moment is when a customer gets the keys to their new home. To help them celebrate one of the biggest moments in life, we ask all of our customers to #ShowYourKeys and then share those photos on social media. We then share them with the world


30th Anniversary - This year Evergreen Home Loans celebrated 30 years of growth and 30 years of home. Our associates and business partners danced the night away at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

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?

At Evergreen we look for skills and qualifications for the job, but even more importantly we look for cultural fit. For Evergreen cultural fit means living our convictions of Integrity, Family, Fun, Creativity and Growth with us. One way to see that someone lives these convictions is if they are Humble, Hungry and (people) Smart. These are 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. We are passionate about our people, and our customers, and how we make home ownership a reality. We also look for people who know how best to build relationships that last for the long term.  These attributes have made us successful for the last 30 years, and they will continue to propel us into the next 30 years!

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Show up, have passion, enthusiasm, and ask questions. Associates who are curious and who bring passion to their work every day are contagious to those around them. They answer the phone with a smile and they’re highly engaged.  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 looking for loan originators as well as operational and executive positions to support our growth. 

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

Visit our Evergreen Careers page on View the open positions and apply online, or contact one of our amazing Talent Acquisition Managers via phone or email!

hiring Outlook

200 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 32% Job Growth
19 Average applicants per opening 3,423 Total job applicants
50% New hires by employee referrals 50% Openings filled by current employees
14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 47% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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