Today, we are excited to announce that Optoro has been named to the Washington Post’s 2017 “Top Workplaces” report. Organizations are selected on the basis of employee answers to a thorough survey conducted by the Post. The survey covers factors in workplace experience like compensation and benefits, work-life balance, company leadership, and more.
We are extremely proud of our inclusion in this report, and feel that our selection reflects the hard work that our Talent and Culture team and all of our staff do to make Optoro a great place to work.
Over the last year in particular, we have made huge strides in making Optoro’s workplace even more exceptional. We moved into a new, beautiful office space atop Metro Center, a convenient location for most of our employees who commute on public transit. Our new office includes a free office gym, as well as meditation and wellness rooms and a bike storage room. We have also partnered with local vendors like FlyWheel, The Dailey Method, SculptDC, District Pilates and 4P Foods to provide exclusive wellness discounts to Optoro employees.
Optorians at the “Top Workplaces” Awards Ceremony.
In early 2017, we also launched a new Community Initiatives program, through which we encourage employees to spend at least 1% of their work time giving back to the community and provide opportunities for them to allocate and track their hours.
And as always, we have continued to hone our benefits packages to make sure they are both competitive and meeting all of the needs of our employees. We also continue to offer a flexible PTO policy — enabling employees to take time when they need it.
All of these efforts manifest in our recognition by the Washington Post and our own internal employee engagement survey scores. Our employee engagement increased 7% from last year, and our score is also 12% higher than the benchmark for similar-sized tech companies.