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Optima Overview

Glencoe, IL
51 to 200 employees
1977
Company - Private
Real Estate
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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We are a design-driven development firm based in IL and AZ. For more than 40 years, we have been developing, designing, building and managing striking residential communities. From the beginning, we integrated the functions involved in new construction within one company. We ... Read more

Mission: We create beautiful and innovative spaces that enhance the human experience.

Architecture | Developer | General Contractor | Property Manager | Broker

Optima Reviews

  • "Great place to work on the Northshore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Glencoe, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Glencoe, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optima full-time (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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Optima Interviews

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    Interview

    Received email to tell me they were interested in discussing the opening but to please take two different assessments first. Took the assessments and never heard back from them. Never responded to my emails looking for feedback/info on next steps in interview process.

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Optima Awards & Accolades

  • Luxury Urban Housing Designer of the Year, Build Magazine Awards, 2018
  • Developers Award for Best Community Design, Arizona Multihousing Association, 2018
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