At United Shore, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 694 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.44. It was published on Oct 20, 2016. 5157 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
97%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
97%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
94%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
92%
 
People care about each other here.
92%
 

What They Do

We asked United Shore to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We seek to create a more perfect mortgage industry through unparalleled service, great products and tools, and above all, a unique company culture centered on relationships, not transactions. We’re fiercely independent, passionately focused, and deeply united as a team.

About this Company

Website: www.unitedshore.com Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Troy, Michigan US Sites: 1
Major Locations: Troy, Michigan US Employees: 1,790
US Revenues: $510.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $510.1 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1986

United Shore team members gather to observe the championship match of the company's Paddle Battle Tournament

Perks and Programs

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

  • Onsite Fitness Center: United Shore has an onsite state-of-the-art fitness, available to team members on a daily basis. Equipped with a plethora of exercise equipment, machines and free weights, "UFitness" allows team members to stay fit - as people work out before, during and after work hours.
  • Free/Discounted Tickets: United Shore team members have access to free tickets to Detroit Pistons home games throughout the NBA season. Team members can also take advantage of discounted ticket vouchers to United Shore Professional Baseball League games, a new minor league system, and concerts at DTE Energy Music Theatre while it's open during the summer and fall seasons.
  • United Shore Fair: An annual tradition used to celebrate hard work, United Shore hosts an annual company fair that is private to team members and their friends and family. Everyone in attendance can enjoy free games, free food and drinks, and unlimited rides. This is an outstanding and unique way that United Shore continues to promote fun, friendship and work-life balance for its team members in a memorable way!
  • Onsite Starbucks: As an annex within the subsidized gourmet cafeteria (UCafe) and convenience store, United Shore has an onsite Starbucks for team members. Great for getting a jump-start on the day or for socializing with team members from throughout the company, this Starbucks offers a full menu without the morning hassle of going to a store before work!
  • UBike Bicycle Sharing Program: United Shore team members have the ability to rent out bicycles in the lobby to ride around the company's campus, or even around town! Whether someone is looking to enjoy the nice weather and sites over a break, find a fun way to go out to lunch with friends, or simply wants to get a mid-day cardio workout, the UBikes are a great perk!
  • 3 p.m. Dance Parties: Each week, United Shore hosts a big, company-wide dance party on Thursday at 3 p.m. Hundreds of team members from throughout the company gather on the dance floor for 10-15 minutes of shakin' it out. The theme or structure varies all the time - you'll have organized line dances, conga lines, "musical chairs" contests, karaoke competitions, freestyle dancing, etc. These dance parties are a great way for people to break up the day, recharge to finish the day and week strong, and are beneficial from a health and wellness standpoint as well!
  • "Firm 40" Work-Life Balance Philosophy: In an industry that is notoriously known for logging long hours, United Shore team members are able to enjoy a "Firm 40" hour workweek. While some competing companies require their employees to work 60-80 hour weeks, including weekends, United Shore team members are expected to put forth a focused effort for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, and then enjoy their evenings and weekends with family and friends.
  • Escape Room: As escape rooms have become increasingly popular as a corporate team-building exercise throughout the country in recent years, United Shore is one of the first companies to build their own in-house escape room. Designed and operated as a mortgage-related experiential training experience and team-building exercise, the United Shore Escape Room puts groups of 6-12 people in a room that is fitted with a series of challenges, mysteries and puzzles that each group must overcome within a 45-minute time window in order to “escape”.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$75,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Underwriter $74,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Account Executive
70% Company-paid health coverage for employees 70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Convenience store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
A look at the United Shore sales floor.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 22 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 2 weeks Paid sabbatical after 10 year(s)

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (50% use it)

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take5 days Job-protected paternity leave
    5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
    60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    • Offsite subsidized childcare
    • Lactation room(s)
    • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

    HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

    ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

    • Breast cancer screening
    • Skin cancer screening
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Medical facilities (at all locations)
    • Prostate cancer screening
    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness center (at all locations)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $330,840 Philanthropic donations in last year

    Diversity

    • Chief People Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

     
    United Shore team members and their families enjoy a night of free games, rides, food and beverages at the annual company fair.

    Demographics

     
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    How to Get Hired

    We asked United Shore 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?

    United Shore actively pursues candidates who possess a strong work ethic and positive attitude, and have the ability to fulfill his/her role within a team concept. Great candidates are coachable, driven, and take ownership over their work.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Prospective team members should do their research on our company – know what United Shore's values are and what makes us different than other companies. Be creative, offer outside-the-box ideas and solutions, and show that your personality makes you a great fit for our unique culture! In addition to possessing the technical skill set needed to do the job, they should be sure to ask questions and display confidence.

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

    Our goal is to attract a lot of recent college graduates, whether they have mortgage experience or not. We've had great success taking fresh minds and tailoring them to our culture at United Shore, as well as the mortgage industry. We want to connect with recent college graduates who have degrees in finance or accounting, with GPA’s above 3.0, who may have never considered the mortgage industry as a career path. United Shore offers a tremendous amount of positions in sales, underwriting and IT. Once these candidates visit our headquarters to meet with us and get an understanding of the business, they realize that it really aligns with what they went to school for. 

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

    Interested candidates should visit our website and network with people who work here. Sixty-five percent of our new hires are referrals of current team members. Directly contact someone who works here, make onsite visits, watch our videos, get a tour of our headquarters, check out our social media pages, visit us at any career fairs. Come see us!

    hiring Outlook

    1,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 10 Average applicants per opening
    10,000 Applications received 850 Positions filled in past year
    65% New hires by employee referrals 7 New positions created
    400 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
    325 New graduates hired 18% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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