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We are a Top Workplace for 2022!

May 03, 2022
This marks the fifth year Waterstone Mortgage has received the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces award.

This is worthy of celebration!

We are among the Top Workplaces for 2022, as named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This award is part of Top Workplaces USA, a nationwide employer recognition program.

The Top Workplaces award is given to southeastern Wisconsin-based companies based on employee feedback. Our local employees were surveyed on our organization’s compensation and benefits, their confidence in our leadership team, company culture, employee engagement, and much more.

The recognized companies are grouped by size: small (50 to 149 employees), midsize (150-499 employees), and large (500 or more employees). We are honored as one of the top midsize employers this year, ranking #12 of 61 companies!

So, what makes Waterstone Mortgage a top workplace? We asked our team members, since they know us best!

I love working for Waterstone Mortgage because I feel like a valuable contributor to the success of my department and company. In past experiences, I was simply an employee, but here I am an active participant in the processes and innovation that set our company apart from our competitors. My opinion matters, and I am encouraged by my peers and mentor to continue providing ideas which help foster innovative ways of expediting files to closing.
-Karen Bremer, Regional Closing Manager

The culture and the technology have been a highlight of working here. The events that are done for employees also makes the hard work worth it; also, the ability to impact change from entry level to executive level. I feel like I am not just a random voice, but my opinion and thoughts matter. The collaborative culture is top notch.
-Magdie Rizk, Subservicing and Interim Servicing Manager

As a newer employee of Waterstone, I just thought that I would be a graphic designer. This job is so much more than that. I help people fulfill their dreams of homeownership, build small businesses, volunteer, educate, and help plan once-in-a-lifetime events. If you think you are coming to Waterstone just to work... think again.
-Rebekah Lindner, Marketing & Design Coordinator 

Working with kind, compassionate, and caring people makes coming to work every day worth it. I love our team meetings, seeing new faces in the office, and working on the Employee Engagement Committee!
-Cassidy Duborg, Organizational Development Specialist

I think that WMC is a great place to work because it is the perfect balance for the employer and the employee. The casual atmosphere and the employer attentiveness to the employees’ needs creates the perfect blend of satisfaction and harmony for all.
-Jo Terry, Accounts Payable Clerk

I love working at Waterstone Mortgage for several reasons, such as the culture here. The executive and upper management teams think of contests or events for employees to participate in to help obtain work/life balance – even when we are really busy. I appreciate the support we receive from co-workers and managers to really show we are a team and family. Everyone is willing to help when you need it.
-Kelly Barnier, Underwriter III

I love working for and at Waterstone Mortgage. I would say it's the whole vibe. You are welcomed, then trained, and the vibe of kindness never ends. I've been here 6 1/2 years, and I still SMILE every day. The vibe is unity, family, thoughtfulness, adventures, and recognition – and we get to help so many people into a home. I would say the vibe is like no other.
-Chris Anderson, Loan Partner II

Are you looking for a workplace with an engaging, positive, people-centered culture? You might be a good fit for us! Check out our Careers page for current openings.