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May 2, 2020

Lower.com awarded #1 Top Place to Work for midsize employer

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“Give me a real, authentic culture that can survive even a once-in-a-generation pandemic, and I’ll take that over a trophy,” says Lower.com founder and CEO Dan Snyder.

"Dan Snyder believes a great culture is more than just office perks. While an onsite gym is certainly fun and useful, Snyder says to attract the best talent—and keep that talent happy— it’s critical for companies to look into investing in people at a deeper level."

"It’s about each of our team members being encouraged to share their ideas and understanding they’re truly valued,” the CEO of mortgage lender Lower.com says. “Some companies look to invest purely in surface perks like a personal chef or gym or masseuse, but we invest in our people at a deeper level first. Then, we have fun.”

That employer philosophy has helped Lower.com experience significant growth in just two years. Headquartered in New Albany, Lower.com opened in December 2018 and now has nearly 200 employees. The idea behind Lower.com was inspired by another business of Snyder’s. In 2014, Snyder started a company in Columbus called Homeside Financial that has grown from seven employees in a small temporary space at Easton to more than 500 employees across 40 locations nationwide. The company continues to thrive as a top 50 national mortgage bank, serving more of the traditional retail footprint...

Check out the full article from Columbus CEO.