CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Guaranteed Rate has won the Chicago's Coolest Companies award by ChicagoInno. The company received the 'Readers' Choice' award, which was announced Thursday, August 6 at Chicago Fest in Lincoln Park Zoo. ChicagoInno received hundreds of nominations for the Coolest Companies competition and thousands of votes for the Readers' Choice award.

Guaranteed Rate promotes a company culture emphasizing a healthy, balanced and fun work environment, coupled with successful career development. In Chicago's corporate office, monthly parties rewarding employees for their hard work are the norm. Employees can enjoy creative workspaces designed to facilitate collaboration, including a stunning roof deck with breathtaking views of the city. There is also a fully-developed wellness program with an on-site gym, yoga classes on the roof, CrossFit classes led by a personal trainer, an onsite nurse practitioner, a juice bar and healthy meal options prepared by a professionally trained chef.

"Guaranteed Rate is psyched to receive this award. We are the coolest company because we have the coolest employees on the planet," said Guaranteed Rate's president and CEO, Victor Ciardelli. "Since our founding in 2000, we've grown to more than 2,700 employees today, and we are committed to building a fun workplace that rewards everyone for their hard work."

About Guaranteed Rate

Guaranteed Rate is one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 175 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with approximately $80 billion in home purchase loans and refinances since 2000 and nearly $10 billion in 2015 alone through June. Guaranteed Rate was ranked No. 1 in Scotsman Guide's "Top Mortgage Lenders 2014" honors, and was recognized by Inc. magazine as the No. 4 private company job creator in the U.S. in 2013.

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