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United Shore Overview

Troy, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
1986
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At United Shore, we look to do more than just secure mortgages. 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 ... Read more

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  • Had a great Father’s Day celebration with all our awesome Dads here! To show our appreciation for their hard work and efforts, we gifted them with coasters!

  • Sending many congratulations to two more team members who have been with our United Shore family for 10 years! Happy 10 year Anniversary to Sara Burkart and Scott Welty! Enjoy your 10 Days to ‘Live Your Dream’!

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United Shore – Why Work For Us?


United Shore is a diverse group of over 2,400 mortgage experts, sales superstars, tech gurus, marketing whizzes, and more – all working toward the same goals. We’re a $30-billion-and-growing, family-owned-and-operated company that still feels like family. And our award-winning workplace just happens to be home to the #1 wholesale mortgage lender in the country, United Wholesale Mortgage, for three years running.


Since 1986, we’ve been committed to the happiness and well-being of our team members. It’s a philosophy we call “Be You Here”, a corporate culture that embraces diversity and lets you be you. The result is a positive environment you won’t find at any other financial services company, which includes a firm 40-hour workweek, our very own Starbucks and a state-of-the-art fitness center. So join our team at United Shore — where you can be yourself and reach your goals.

What Happens Here Makes United Shore A Great Place To Build Your Career

It all comes down to a simple phrase: be you here. It means we truly value you as a person and we want that person to show up, quirky habits and all. After all, it’s your unique qualities that make us uniquely successful. It’s a philosophy that drives our company values, the United Shore Pillars — which aren’t just words in some and book but something we live and breathe every day.

United Wholesale Mortgage - The #1 Wholesale Lender in the Nation

UWM is one of the nation’s premier wholesale lenders, providing our broker partners with unparalleled client service, exclusive tools, and innovative technology that allow us to make lending easy—and allow our partners to be rock stars for their clients.

We are always looking for A-players to join our talented team at UWM. Our business is driven by our culture, and our people are our most important competitive advantage. As a UWM team member, you’ll be offered an attractive package of compensation and benefit programs to support the health and wealth of our most valuable asset: our people.

Our team approach is what sets us apart from others in the industry. We take care of one another, work hard, and have fun through it all.


We've hacked into the world of our Chief Technology Officer, Jason Bressler! 

Developing Great Tech:

"I came to United Shore because of the culture. I've been in the mortgage industry for 20 years and hands down, Untied Shore has the best culture and feel of any place I've been."

Staying Close:

"My wife is expecting our third child in a few weeks, and we have a 5-year-old and a 14-month-old too. It's fun to spend time with my family."


 

Meet Successful Underwriter II, Matt Hauer. Hired straight out of college with no mortgage background! 

Recent Grad:

"I just graduted from WSU in December and had zero mortgage experience. Needless to say, I was a little nervous before I started, but the training definitely helped. I learned a lot about the industry and my job in particular and felt comfortable once I got on the floor."

Talking Basketball with the CEO:

 "I love the atmosphere here! It's a lot less stuffy than other offices I interviewd at. You can joke around with leadership. I have already had lunch with Mat Ishbia twice and we talked about basketball versus business!"

 

Get to know our SVP of Talent, Michelle Salvatore, before you even apply!

Captain of her team:

"Even though I'm a Leader, I still get involved with hands-on recruiting. It's a passion. Great talent is one of the many keys to a company's growth and revenue. Our Talent Team comes from varying backgrounds and levels of experience. It's a fun-loving family that works hard and plays hard together."

Captain on Lake St. Clair:

"Michigan summers are short, so during the nice weather, I spend as much time as possible speeding around on the lake or hanging in the bay with friends and family."

 

Meet our mother of three —out of the workforce for 12 years, and recently promoted to Talent Acquisition Specialist, Chris Nelson!

Younited for 6 months

Getting back into the workforce:

“I was so nervous after being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years. When I finally decided to work full time, I applied to United Shore. It was the firm 40 hour work week that was so appealing to me!”

Promoted in 6 months: 

“I started as a screener for the recruiting team and began to get a lot of open positions at once. I quickly started lining up candidates and many of them were getting hired. In six months I was promoted to Talent Acquisition Specialist and responsible for all operation positions.”

 

 

Enter into the world of .Net Developer, Scott Benoot!

Younited for 1.5 years

Clocked-in with his IT family:

"It's such a great vibe on the floor. It's like family, I am so happy to be a part of it." 

Clocked-out after 6:00PM still surrounded by family:

"I was given company Pistons tickets, we had a blast!" 

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    Pros

    Love the leadership team. So many options to grow and move up, while constant training to get better. I have gotten a promotion after only 18 months of hard work, and they constantly give us chances to grow.
    Love the 1 on 1 meetings with my leader each month and the all UW meetings too. Even the CEO came to the last meeting and talked about the growth and opportunity for all of us. They ask for our feedback and actually listen and make changes!
    One last thing- firm 40. They only make us work 40 hours, and we can make bonus in those 40 hours, without having to ever work a weekend or night. It is set up perfectly for me and my family, along with most the people on my team.

    Cons

    Parking is tight. But moving to new HQ in Pontiac in a few months, which is amazing. So excited to have twice the size of a building and parking too. Everyone is excited for the Move.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate to everyone as you have. Love the leaders involvement in everything. Stay as the awesome family company that you are, and keep up the good work!

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United Shore Photos

United Shore photo of: Team members enjoying the summer weather at our weekly dance parties.
United Shore photo of: Team Members celebrating 10 years with the company! Congrats!
United Shore photo of: BIG 4.0 Charity Golf Outing
United Shore photo of: Donated 42 bikes to Pontiac Elementary Schools for children!
United Shore photo of: President and CEO Mat Ishbia took to the air to discuss the incredible culture and success of UWM and United Shore.
United Shore photo of: Newest additions to the United Shore family!
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United Shore Interviews

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    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at United Shore.

    Interview

    This was a fairly weird experience. A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn and told me he wanted to talk. When we spoke, he told me that there was an opening, but wasn’t sure what it was, and would get back to me. He called me a day later and said “I thought it was a VP role, but I guess not. But it’s still in leadership”. He had no job description and couldn’t articulate anything about it. I decided to move forward because it couldn’t hurt anything. When I arrived for the face to face, he seemed really disinterested. He showed me a booklet of information about the company history, displaying stats like loan volume closed and numbers of employees, but instead of describing what he was showing me, he opened the book, pointed, and said things like “hey, check out that number. This new number is larger, isn’t that cool?” While seeming like he’d rather be doing just about anything else. He gave me a tour of the facility, which included walking by the break room, where he said “This is our break room. You’ll never see it again if you work here but I may as well show it to you”

    The interview itself was fine. It was a very casual 45 minute conversation. But even in the interview they couldn’t tell me what I was interviewing for. They just said they like to keep an eye out for good leaders. Afterward they told me I’d hear something in a week, and I never heard from anyone ever again. Frankly that’s fine, because the whole experience was so bizarre there’s no chance I’d ever work at a place like this.

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United Shore Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014
  • Fast 50, HousingWire.com, 2014
  • Cool Places to Work in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2014
  • Top Workplaces, Detroit Free Press, 2014
  • Top Workplaces(Financial Services & Insurance), Detroit Free Press, 2015
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