We are delighted to share that Optera has been named one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2023, ranking 13 out of 50 on the list. This is Optera’s second consecutive year receiving this recognition.
Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list is made up of 50 U.S.-based companies that go above and beyond to make sure their employees have the flexibility and benefits necessary to stay engaged at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
To be considered for the list, companies must complete a two-part survey, which includes outlining their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, benefits, and employee makeup as well as inviting employees to complete an anonymous survey to understand what it’s like to work at that company.
“We are honored to be a member of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row,” said Tim Weiss, CEO at Optera, “As we grow the business, we make deliberate decisions that ensure our culture always supports collaboration, respect, and professional growth while still providing our team members with the flexibility and support they need to stay engaged and inspired.”
What makes Optera a great place to work?
At Optera, we are delighted to provide our employees with the benefits and flexibility they need to grow in their careers and enjoy their lives both inside and outside of work.
Some of our most loved benefits include:
- Unrestricted PTO
- Every other Friday off
- Health insurance, including dental and vision
- Paid parental leave
- Yearly stipends for wellness, workstations, and professional development
- 401k with up to a 4% company match and ESG investment option
However, the “Opteran” experience is more than just the amazing benefits we offer. We’ve asked some of our employees to tell us what makes Optera a great place to work and here’s what they told us:
“Life at Optera is a fulfilling blend of purpose and fun. We’re tackling challenges at scale for a sustainable future and being part of a determined and dedicated team has been incredibly rewarding. And when we’re not busy saving the planet, you’ll find us sharing photos of our furry friends, ambitious renovation projects, and our latest artistic creations!” — Catherine Tran, Senior Product Manager
“I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Optera team. Since I joined, the people-first culture has facilitated tremendous professional growth for myself by creating such a healthy work environment. I get to do work every day that I believe in and feel is important. Having such great people to do this with just makes it that much better.” — Thomas Cazares, Consultant
“My experience working at Optera has been pretty phenomenal from day 1. Everyone working here is dedicated, curious, and kind. I regularly call people on this team ‘champions of industry’ at the end of meetings, and mean it. Plus, I learn something new every day, which is the dream!” — Christina D’Astolfo, Senior Software Engineer
Join our team
If you’re interested in joining our team and helping us make a difference in the fight against climate change, we encourage you to learn more about the company and check out our open roles.