We are a Top Workplace!

July 27, 2020

We won the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal’s “Top Workplaces” award for the fourth year!

This is our favorite type of news to share, because it focuses on the people that make us a better company every day: our employees!

We have received the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces award for 2020, which is based entirely on feedback from our employees surveyed in Southeastern Wisconsin. (This includes our Home Office and our Pewaukee branch location.)

The Top Workplaces award is one of the most prestigious workplace lists that Wisconsin-based companies can receive. To qualify for the award, a company needs a minimum of 50 employees and have a 38% minimum response rate for the employee survey. (This year, we had a 63% response rate!) Our employees were asked 24 questions pertaining to compensation and benefits, their confidence in our leadership team, workplace culture, employee engagement, and more.

We were selected for the award (in the midsize company category) based on our employees’ feedback. All of the winning employers were grouped into three categories: small (50 to 149 employees), midsize (150-499 employees), and large (500 or more employees).

This is our fourth time earning this award! We are honored to have some of the most talented, smartest employees in the mortgage industry – and we value them like family members. They are the ones who truly make Waterstone Mortgage a great place to work.

Thank you to everyone who provided survey feedback for the Top Workplaces award! And a special thanks to all our employees around the nation, who work hard every day to help our customers achieve their homeownership dreams.

Wondering if Waterstone Mortgage might be a great place to start or continue start or continue your career? Don’t take our word for it; check out what our Home Office employees have to say…


“At Waterstone Mortgage, I have high-level managers who believe in my talents, and they want me to succeed in everything I do. Some of my co-workers have also become more like family, and I would do anything for them. Plus, I know that Waterstone Mortgage is concerned with my wellness – our PTO benefits rock!”

- Juan Tovar, Construction Coordinator

“The employees of Waterstone Mortgage make it an amazing place to work. I feel like I am a part of a team that not only cares greatly about our customers, but also about each other.”

- Casey Seefeldt, Assistant Vice President - Capital Markets

“Waterstone Mortgage is a great place to work because they foster collaboration and communication. Our executive team encourages teamwork and a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and supported.”

- Marion Kowalski, Office Manager

“At Waterstone Mortgage, we are truly appreciated and empowered to make decisions and find our passion. It’s motivating and satisfying to work together as a team, helping so many people fulfill their dream of homeownership.”

- Shari Filsinger, Operations Project Manager

“Waterstone Mortgage has a stellar leadership team that promotes a positive work environment. I’ve always been treated with respect and feel as though I’m truly valued.”

- Ron Holmer, Technical Writer

“I enjoy the family-like atmosphere and the fast-paced environment at Waterstone Mortgage. Every day is something different!”

- Stephanie Belling, Loan Delivery Manager

“Waterstone Mortgage is always looking for ways to innovate – not only the home financing process for our customers but also for our employees. It’s great to work for an organization that values technology and the efficiency it can bring to the workplace.”

- Becca Klug, Graphic Designer II