October 9, 2013

The Orange County Business Journal recognized top businesses in the area this past July with their Best Places to Work list. For the second year in a row, Optima Tax Relief made this year’s list as one of the best companies in the medium, 50-259 US employees, employer category.

To maintain our standing, we participated in a two-part assessment given by Best Companies Group, the independent third party of the OC Business Journal. Combined scores from both a questionnaire on company policies, practices and demographics, and a confidential employee survey earned us a spot in the final ranking.

“While we are honored to make the list again, we are even more grateful for the sincere feedback from our staff. Each and every employee here at Optima plays a key role in making the firm successful and it is our goal to create an environment where employees are recognized and rewarded for their efforts,” says Harry Langenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Optima Tax Relief.

So what do we think makes us worthy of the “Best Places To Work in Orange County” title? Feedback says our work/life balance, dynamic work environment, and healthy camaraderie. Add to that our open communication policy, and the respect and support we give Optima’s employees. We’re sure that our monthly contests, sports teams, and local fundraisers also have a little something to do with it. This weekend, we’ll be participating in the 2013 Long Beach Marathon to raise money and awareness for a charity of each employees’ choosing.

Our VP of Digital Strategy & Technology Miron Lulic has raised $2,200 so far with his team for Families of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

Though we’d like to think that it’s all fun and marathons, the reality is that we would never have made it this far without an amazing team behind us. As Raul Carranza, Case Manager says best, the focus on our employees is what makes us stand out from the rest.”Optima Tax Relief is one of the few companies out there where senior management listens to staff and goes out of its way to make sure employees are appreciated and happy.”