To be recognized as a 'Best Workplace' is especially meaningful as it comes from our most cherished asset – our people.
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (PRWEB) December 06, 2018
Optima Tax Relief has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.
At the time of this announcement, Optima’s employees have given the company a 4.7/5 overall rating, along with a 96% “Recommend to a friend” rating, and a 98% approval rating for their CEO, David King.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be ranked amongst the very best companies in the nation,” said King, who was recognized with a Glassdoor Top CEO Award earlier this year. To be recognized as a 'Best Workplace' is especially meaningful as it comes from our most cherished asset – our people. Since Optima’s beginning, we have made a commitment to the employee experience, which has been a critical ingredient to our dramatic growth. This award only motivates us to continue on our mission.”
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
“In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers at the top of their game,” said Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist. “For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”
Providing employees with more than just the typical basics, such as great training, compensation and benefits, is a key ingredient in Optima’s formula. The company has a formal Culture and Fun Committee (CFC), which organizes dozens of activities and initiatives year-round that give the company an unbeatable culture. Comprised of employees covering the departmental and hierarchical spectrum of the company, the CFC is explicitly tasked with being a wellspring of positive, inspiring culture that nurtures staff professionally and personally.
“We aim to create a meaningful experience for our staff, where they can develop skills, achieve personal growth and have fun while doing it,” says Harry Langenberg, Optima’s Managing Partner, and one of the CFC’s 18 members.
Jesse Stockwell, also a Managing Partner of Optima, cites the company’s culture of active participation as another key to employee satisfaction. “We encourage feedback, ideas and innovation from everyone and we don’t dismiss or adopt concepts simply based on the title of the person who’s submitting it. While many amazing ideas have come from our managers, we’ve also made incredible leaps forward as a direct result of suggestions from our junior staff.”
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between October 23, 2017 and October 21, 2018. To be considered for the small & medium category, a company must have fewer than 1,000 employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.
Here are a few samples of Optima’s employees’ reviews on Glassdoor:
- “You can retire here! There’s honestly not enough room in this box for all the great things! Synergistic culture! Devoted management team! Competitive pay! Company with long term vision and growth! You will be proud to represent the Optima brand and what it stands for!”
- “This is a great company to work for. I am happy and enjoy coming in to work every day. There is so much room for advancement. The staff and management are great. I am so thankful for the opportunity. I've been here for less than a year and I've already been promoted. This company cares about their employees and cares about their clients. It’s great. Thank you, Optima Tax Relief.”
- “Since being here I have already gained as much knowledge as I have friends. I felt welcomed and a part of the group since the very beginning. Everyone is so helpful and informative and treats you like you have been here all along. I love coming to work every day because it doesn't feel like work here at Optima! Great company full of many learning opportunities and growth. Optima is not just a job, Optima is a family!”
For the complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners in 2019, please visit: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Small-and-Medium-Companies-to-Work-For-LST_KQ0,43.htm.
About Optima Tax Relief
Optima Tax Relief is the nation’s leading tax resolution firm providing assistance to individuals and businesses struggling with unmanageable IRS and state tax debts. Optima’s commitment to delivering unparalleled service and results has transformed the tax resolution industry and earned the Company numerous honors, including the Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties, and the Orange County Civic 50. Offering full-service tax resolution and employing over 500 professionals, Optima has resolved over a billion dollars in tax debts for their clients, helping their clients achieve a better financial future by making their tax issues a thing of the past.
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