Compare American Capital Agency vs Optima BETA

See how Optima vs. American Capital Agency compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 34 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
4.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Senior Management
4.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
N/A
Culture & Values
4.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Capital Agency Ceo Malon Wilkus
N/AMalon Wilkus
CEO Approval
Optima Ceo David Hovey
100%
100%David Hovey
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
100%
% Recommend to a friend
96%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
N/A
Positive Business Outlook
93%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
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Cons
Featured Review

Vice President

I worked at American Capital Agency

Pros

Ok base and bonus. People were generally fair and friendly. Nice offices and benefits (health insurance, etc.). Decent business strategy.

Cons

Association with American Capital is something that can cut both ways. Change in the management team was a little surprising early on.

Advice to Management

ACAS is dealing with a lot of challenges and AGNC has done well. Be careful not to let your conflict of interest get the best of you.

Current Employee - Anonymous

I have been working at Optima full-time for less than a year

Pros

Very clear from day 1 that people live the company's beliefs. Being bold but with empathy, working hard to do the right thing (even when it's hard) and the notion that there is a solution to every... problem clearly drive the business and are part of the dialogue every day. Optima is driven by a good rhythm of KPIs and professional development conversations while keeping it simple so work is a focus vs. measurement. It's what you'd expect from a hard-driving, results-oriented company in the loop but up on the Northshore so if you're done with the commute to the city, this culture fits the active worker.

Cons

The Glencoe office is a thing of beauty, but we're running out of space.

Advice to Management

Keep it going, keep a focus on beliefs and KPIs, and keep sharing the goals and initiatives of the business.

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