a la mode – Why Work For Us?

About a la mode

Our Network Operations Center handles tens of millions of data hits per day. In fact, over half of the nation's real estate transactions pass through this Center. It's secure, reliable, and scalable.
Our Network Operations Center handles tens of millions of data hits per day. In fact, over half of the nation's real estate transactions pass through this Center. It's secure, reliable, and scalable.

The Company Matters

How did we get to be the leading provider of real estate software and web solutions for appraisers, agents, mortgage professionals, inspectors and more - and how are we different from the rest?
The answer to this question matters more than the details of any of our single products. After all, you're investing in more than just a single tool - you're buying into a full suite to boost your business and an entire team dedicated to making you more profitable. Is our team more qualified to do that than the alternatives out there? Absolutely.

The rarest of cultures

Unlike our competitors who've been bought and sold so many times it's hard to keep track, after 28 years and every real estate cycle imaginable, we're still 100% privately owned by the same guy with zero debt.  Zero debt. That frees us from the inane corporate jockeying that's inevitable when you're saddled with debt and care more about profits than doing the right thing. Instead, we've spent our time, energy and millions on building an infrastructure that no other company can touch. An infrastructure that makes our customers more successful and our products the #1 choice.

Our large onshore development team keeps appraisers, agents, mortgage professionals, inspectors and more ahead of their competition with the latest tools to increase productivity and boost their profits. It's no wonder we're the #1 choice and growing constantly.Our large onshore development team keeps appraisers, agents, mortgage professionals, inspectors and more ahead of their competition with the latest tools to increase productivity and boost their profits. It's no wonder we're the #1 choice and growing constantly.

We got here with hard work, intense self-criticism and by leading every technological advance instead of chasing competitors.  Without venture capital or fat corporate backing, we've earned the top position with real solutions that make our customers' lives easier. And the proof's in the pudding. With our 100 day money back guarantee, we wouldn't make a dime if our products didn't work and work well.

The client support center at our headquarters is staffed with experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
Our client support center is staffed with experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.

Real dedication to our clients

We also back our products with fully staffed 24 x 7 x 365 tech support. When weekends and nights are some of your busiest times, why is your vendor closed? What if you have a question or problem? With us, you won't be left with voice mail or e-mail that might (if you're lucky) get answered a few days later. You'll get through to a real live human being at our Oklahoma City location who's charged with getting you productive immediately.

Dominating the industry through client loyalty

There's a reason that over 100,000 professional agents, brokers, lenders, inspectors, and appraisers rely on our desktop, mobile, and web-based products as mission-critical foundations of their business. There's a reason that nearly 50% of all residential mortgages in the U.S. rely on our systems and technology, every single day.  And there's a reason you should rely on us too. Simply put, we provide the right solutions, at the right price, backed by the right service. Come see for yourself.

You won't look back.

a la mode Reviews

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    World-class tech company right here in OKC (where the operational center is)

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    I worked at a la mode full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with talented professionals in a relaxed (but hard-working) environment. Lots of opportunities for advancement, or just personal/professional skill upgrades. Their clients are business people who appreciate a la mode's continuing dedication to customer satisfaction while developing the industry-leading products and services. Every day, you can interact with anyone in the company as you like - from your peers, to developers, all the way up to the officers/owner. Excellent, nearly unbeatable benefits including training, certifications, health, dental, vision, vacation, 401K, life insurance, corporate discounts, and more.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but worth considering: Many people come to a la mode to excel and grow, so it's competitive. If you just want a 9-5 where you do your job and go home, that's fine and you'll do well (though you may not start with a 9-5 schedule) but you can't expect to advance very far with that view. Be prepared to be VERY interactive with your colleagues. This is not a place for people who are dealing with social anxiety or timidity.

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    Keep up the great work! Make sure to follow up on regular reviews so employees always know where they stand performance-wise.

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a la mode Interviews

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    There is no rigorous behavioral interview at a la mode. Each interview is different, focused almost entirely on skills and fit.

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a la mode Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Service Provider, Mortgage Technology Magazine, 2014
Top 50 Mortgage Service Provider, Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2013
Top Innovation Award, PROGRESS in Lending, 2014
HW Tech 100, Housing Wire Magazine, 2014
12 Companies Transforming Thier Industries (#2), Forbes, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.alamode.com
Headquarters Naples, FL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

Celebrating 28 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode's products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, agents/brokers, and lending pros to power over 50% of residential real estate transactions in the US. In the agent/broker tech space, the Broker Reciprocity and analytics products enjoy direct access to MLS listings and sales data via integration contracts with local boards serving over 500,000 licensed salespeople nationwide. a la mode's flagship product for the lending industry is Mercury... More

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