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United Shore Overview

Pontiac, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
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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  • We're proud to be YOUnited in our community! Our team members helped support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Ribbon Sale and Second Chances Animal Rescue Bake Sale on Tuesday.

  • What happens every Thursday at 3 o’clock? Dance Party! Our team members always rock it out on the dance floor!

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United Shore – Why Work For Us?

United Shore is a diverse group of over 2,600 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 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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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI
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    I absolutely love going to work every single day. I’ve worked at other Big Box Lenders. And the culture we have at UWM is incomparable. Where do I start? Our Amazing team is like family. Our Leadership truly cares for everyone. We are like family away from family. No matter who you are our CEO will walk up to you and address you by your name. I still have no clues how he knows everyone’s name.
    Open communication, Leadership has an open door policy to address any concerns, concerns are also addressed right away not down the road.
    Life changing compensation, Best place to work in Michigan for sure! There’s always something new and fresh. Nothing is allowed to get dull.


    If I had to find something it’s too many meetings for Sales team. Monday’s are the worst due only to I can’t get on the phones to assist clients until 11:45 or 12 noon. This should be looked at and changed ASAP. All Sales Leaders feel the same. With all of our technology we could get the same messages to the team via Goto meetings or conf calls.

    Advice to Management

    You’re doing a Great job overall. Nothing is ever perfect but we are almost there. Let’s just fix a few loose ends and onward to #1 4 yrs in a row! #50B!

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United Shore Photos

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United Shore photo of: YOUnited in our community! Our team members supporting organizations in our community.
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United Shore photo of: Team Members helping save lives at our Red Cross Blood Drive
United Shore photo of: Some of our members of the SALTA team SALTA is our on-site doctor's office.
United Shore photo of: We hosted a Wellness Fair to educate Team Members the importance of fitness.
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United Shore Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at United Shore (Troy, MI) in June 2018.


    Had a current employee send in my resume. After it was turned in, a phone interview was scheduled within a week. Following that, an in person interview was set up for after the weekend. Overall took 2 weeks. Was not sent an offer until after my background check was cleared.

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United Shore Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014
  • Fast 50,, 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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