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Optima Tax Relief

July 30, 2015 11:00 ET

Optima Tax Relief Named a Best Place to Work for Fourth Consecutive Year

Optima Tax Relief Honored for Its Employee-Friendly Culture in Latest Orange County Business Journal List

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2015) - For the fourth consecutive year, Optima Tax Relief, a national leader in tax resolution, was named a "Best Place to Work" by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ). The annual competition surveys employers and employees throughout Orange County and includes for-profit, not-for-profit business and government entities. The OCBJ released its 2015 honorees earlier this week.

"Our staff has always been, and always will be, our most important asset," says David King, Optima's CEO. "Yes, we use cutting-edge technology, but at the end of the day, our people make us the best in the industry. Winning optimal IRS outcomes in extremely difficult scenarios for our clients requires our staff to have specialized knowledge, heartfelt empathy, and never-give-up determination. You don't win in negotiations with the IRS with an app -- it takes passionate professionals fighting hard for a client."

The OCBJ conducts its evaluation through a two-part process. The first part considers an employer's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part is a questionnaire filled out by the company's employees which measures the employee experience and satisfaction levels.

Optima's commitment to continual workplace improvement was on display again this year, as it posted notable increases in several key areas that exceeded its already strong showings in past years, including:

  • 97% of Optima employees agreed: "there is a spirit of cooperation within this organization," as compared to 92% in 2014.
  • 93% of employees said: "I am encouraged to explore growth or advancement opportunities within the organization," compared to 87% in 2014.

"Our employees are the bedrock of our organization," say Harry Langenberg, co-founder and managing partner of Optima. "Knowing that this honor is based on an independent survey of our employees' satisfaction and our employee-friendly policies makes this especially meaningful."

Optima's fourth consecutive appearance on the "Best Places to Work" list is particularly noteworthy considering that the company has maintained its high employee morale while undergoing explosive growth -- expanding from just a handful of employees in its first year to its current 300-plus employee count.

Jesse Stockwell, Optima's co-founder, points to the importance of incorporating employee-friendly structures into their business model: "Just as we have official leadership teams tasked with ensuring that we have the highest-quality tax negotiation, customer service, and enrollment departments; we also have an official 'Culture and Fun Committee' that plans dozens of activities and initiatives annually to give Optima an unbeatable culture of camaraderie and employee satisfaction. You don't create and sustain a great company culture by accident."

About Optima Tax Relief
Optima Tax Relief, LLC, headquartered in Orange County, CA, is a nationwide tax resolution firm which provides assistance to those individuals struggling with unmanageable IRS or state tax burdens. The company's unique two-phase approach to tax relief is revolutionary in the industry and provides consumers unparalleled clarity into their options to resolve tax issues. Fully accredited and A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, Optima currently employs over 300 professionals, including over 20 Tax Attorneys and Enrolled Agents. Optima offers full service tax resolution for almost any IRS or state tax issue and the company's mission is to obtain the best possible result for each client's specific situation, providing a better financial future by making their tax issues a thing of the past.

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