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Our esteemed readers weren't alone in naming Quicken Loans the best place to work. Fortune named Quicken No. 5 on its list of 100 Best Companies to Work For this year, up seven spots from its 2015 designation. The financial publication cited the mortgage lender's 2010 move into downtown from the suburbs as a move that "helped spark one of the largest urban renewal projects in the nation's history" and prized its corporate sponsorship of the M-1 rail and Live Detroit program. Civic do-goodery ranked high among employees surveyed by Fortune and is only the tip of the iceberg. Satisfied employees also listed Quicken's Bullet Time program, which allows them time to work on any passion project — even unrelated to Quicken — during work hours, and the chance to earn free trips to destinations like Greece, Cancun, and Hawaii. Talk about taking vacation time.
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