Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SANTA ANA, Calif. - Dec 12, 2018 - Optima Tax Relief, the nation’s leading tax resolution firm, announces today that it is a recipient of The Orange County Register’s 2018 Top Workplaces award. It’s the fourth consecutive year the company has been named to the publication’s list honoring the region’s best places to work and comes just days after Optima was recognized with a Glassdoor Top Workplace award.
“Our employees are the heart and soul of Optima,” says David King, Optima’s CEO. “Since this award is based on our own employees’ scoring of us, it is humbling and tremendously special. It’s a wonderful validation, knowing that our employees truly feel our commitment to them. I’d like to say to our employees, ‘Thank you. You can count on us to continue making Optima an exciting and rewarding place to work.’”
This year’s award carries special meaning for the Optima team, as it was the first year the firm competed in the large company category (organizations with over 500 employees) after earning its previous three Top Workplace awards in the mid-size company category (organizations with 100–499 employees). Hiring over 200 new staff in 2018 and landing on the INC 5000 for a fourth straight year, the company’s dynamic growth moved it into the Top Workplace bracket evaluating the region’s largest employers.
Our employees are the heart and soul of Optima.
To ensure their award-winning culture carried over from their early startup days on through to their current status as a large employer, Optima’s management team has made investing in employees’ quality of life core to its business planning. Among the many new benefits the company rolled out in 2018 was an employee hardship fund. The fund provides financial aid in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid to employees who are experiencing financial emergencies due to costly life-events such as an illness affecting them or a family member.
“We are blessed to have such great people on our team. Our staff works hard to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients every day and it is their contributions which make Optima such a special place,” says Harry Langenberg, Optima’s managing partner.
Jesse Stockwell, also a managing partner of Optima, adds, “I can’t overstate how proud we are of our amazing staff, which is why every decision we make is made with them in mind.”
The Top Workplace rankings are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement. Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy.”
The Orange County Register honored Optima and the other Top Workplace recipients at an awards ceremony held at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Dec. 7. A full listing of honorees can be seen at https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/07/top-workplaces-2018-see-the-list-of-all-140-orange-county-honorees.
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.
About Energage LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 50,000 organizations representing well over 17 million employees in the United States.
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