Working for Ross Mortgage: Why I Made the Switch
Since our founding in 1949, we’ve been committed to building a strong company culture and providing our employees with professional development and growth opportunities. Our reputation as one of the most respected mortgage companies in Michigan has attracted the best of the best to Ross Mortgage. Realtors want to work with us, and mortgage professionals want to work for us. In fact, one of our valued team members has been with Ross Mortgage for nearly half a century!
We’ve worked hard to build a strong team through comprehensive educational training programs and team building events. We make it a priority to recognize and reward our employees for their contributions to our continued growth and success, and it is our focus on career development and culture that has enabled us to build and retain an incredible team comprised of the most intelligent people in the business.
Making sure our employees are satisfied with their careers at Ross Mortgage is of the utmost importance to us. Don’t take our word for it. Find out what four of our esteemed team members have to say about making a career move to Ross Mortgage.
- How many years of experience do you have in the mortgage industry?
“I’ve been originating loans for almost two years. I started out in the mortgage business as a processor, which taught me a lot and helped me learn the backend of the business.” –Carolyn Calhoun, Loan Officer
“I have more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to working at Ross Mortgage, I had the pleasure of underwriting and processing for small companies, as well as big banks.” – Drina Pittman, Conventional Underwriter
“I have been in the business for 25 years. My experience mainly consists of underwriting. Before Ross, I spent four years underwriting jumbo loans.” – Deb Howard, FHA Underwriter
“I have 14 years of experience. I started in the broker industry before moving to the banking industry, and then moving into the mortgage industry.” –Sam Amine, Senior Loan Officer
- How did you hear about Ross Mortgage? What interested you about the company?
“Joining Ross was like coming full circle in my career. When I first got into the mortgage business, I had only heard superb things about Ross Mortgage in the community, which says a lot when you’re in the mortgage industry. Now that I work for Ross, I can see why I only heard positive things.” – Carolyn C.
“I knew a few people who worked here, and they told me about an opening. I was very drawn to the fact that the company has a “family feel.” – Drina P.
“I was recruited by my very good friend, Danielle Moore, who started a few months before me. We worked together in the jumbo loan department at my previous job. I liked all of the great things she told me about Ross Mortgage Corporation’s culture.” – Deb H.
“I used Ross Mortgage on the wholesale side of things when I opened up a broker office back in 2006, and they were great to work with.” –Sam A.
- Why did you choose to join the Ross Mortgage lending team?
“I knew I had found what I was looking for when I spoke with Danielle Boote, the Brighton branch manager, and Kelli Heiney, the director of human resources. Ross Mortgage has a solid process for getting a loan submission file to the closing table, and it was extremely appealing.” – Carolyn C.
“I love the atmosphere and the fact that the company is family owned!” – Drina P.
“I was ready to make a change to a smaller company that better fit my ideals and professionalism. I liked the culture and the people that I was introduced to during my interviews, so I decided to make the switch!” – Deb H.
“Ross is so loyal to their clients. They offer great rates and excellent customer service.” –Sam A.
- In terms of career opportunities, what sets Ross apart from other mortgage lenders in the industry?
“Ross is looking to grow and to help its employees reach their goals. I’ve felt from the beginning that the people I’m working with are truly happy to have me join them. There is a wealth of knowledge at my fingertips with this company.” – Carolyn C.
“Work-life balance is very important to me, and it is also important to Ross Mortgage. They make sure you’re treated well both in and outside of the office. It’s very refreshing.” – Drina P.
“I’m hoping to receive additional training on loan products to increase my knowledge and advance my resume.” – Deb. H.
“The depth of programs they offer is impressive. Ross is a family owned and operated business, so you know they have an investment in their employees.” –Sam A.
- Do you see a future for yourself at Ross Mortgage?
“Absolutely! I’ve been welcomed with open arms.” – Carolyn C.
“Yes! I plan to work here for a very long time. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” – Drina P.
“I see myself continuing to grow with Ross Mortgage as the company grows and advances.” – Deb H.
“Yes! I hope to someday be able to give back and help the next person joining this incredible company.” –Sam A.
- What is your favorite thing about your job?
“My favorite part of my job is being able to help families get into a home. I remember buying my first home and how nervous I was. I take the time to explain the process to my clients, and I always keep the lines of communication open so that they are well informed during the process. I cannot see myself doing anything else, and I feel blessed to be in this business. I truly love what I do!” – Carolyn C.
“The people are great and my manager is absolutely phenomenal. I feel very lucky to be here.” – Drina P.
“My favorite thing about my job is the opportunity to work with a great team of underwriters. We help each other and complement one another. Every one of us brings something special to the table. I adore the team I get to work with.” – Deb H.
“Being able to help families with the largest investment they will probably make is rewarding. There’s a sense of satisfaction when putting a roof over someone’s head.” –Sam A.
- What advice would you give someone looking into a career at Ross Mortgage?
“Start a conversation with them! Ask as many questions as you need to. Ross is a great company to work for, and I am so glad that I made the decision to join the team.” – Carolyn C.
“If you like small businesses that produce big business results, Ross Mortgage is the best place for you. The family environment is unmatched.” – Drina P.
“Ross Mortgage is a fantastic company for someone who has been in the business for a while. The culture consists of professionals that are very knowledgeable, career minded, and family oriented.” – Deb H.
“It’s an excellent company to work for, and they’re dedicated to helping you become successful in the mortgage business by using great technology and enhanced mortgage platforms.” –Sam A.