Great Place to Work® named Walker & Dunlop as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on its 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published October in FORTUNE magazine.
Walker & Dunlop ranked seventh on the list.
“What an honor,” said Willy Walker, chairman and chief executive officer with Walker & Dunlop. “Walker & Dunlop sells the world’s truest commodity, money. The only thing that differentiates our money from the competition’s is our people. For Walker & Dunlop to be named one of the Great Places to Work is a huge compliment to our people, to our management philosophy and to our business.”
With a generous bonus pool and cash incentives for exercising, Walker & Dunlop is a company that stands out in the commercial real estate finance industry. Employee engagement opportunities that include frequent lunches with managers, weekly updates from the chairman and chief executive officer, quarterly all-company meetings and a series of annual social and volunteer events are integral to maintaining the company culture. Additionally, Walker & Dunlop offers 48 hours of paid time off annually to volunteer for the charity of the employee’s choice and meaningful service awards of up to $20,000, based on tenure milestones.
Creators of the list, Great Place to Work®, have found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
Walker & Dunlop was selected from more than 600 companies vying for a place on the list this year.