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a la mode Overview

www.alamode.com
Naples, FL
201 to 500 employees
1985
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We're celebrating 31 years as a mission-critical real estate tech leader. (And still growing!)

In fact, based in the real estate and mortgage industries, our products are used by hundreds of thousands of appraisers, salespeople, inspectors ... Read more

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.
Over half of the nation's real estate transactions pass through our secure data center.

We’ve always had amazing perks. For our 30th year we've made them even better.

Four-day work week, unlimited vacation, unlimited maternity/paternity/family leave, and flex time, no dress code, 100% paid single health insurance and 100% vesting 401(k) investment options, $30K+ entry level minimum wage, remote work opportunities and a constantlly-filled stock of healthy snacks. (learn more in the benefits section of this profile)

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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    "Great company - one of the best in Oklahoma"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
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    I have been working at a la mode full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a la mode is right up there with some of the best companies to work for in Oklahoma. The leadership is hands-on and genuinely cares. I appreciate the Fourth Friday staff meetings where our CEO and other members of management share information on goals and new product releases. The company has a cool work environment where you can come as you are (no dress code). Not to mention, free health care, having just about every Friday off, snacks and food trucks, no vacation policy, etc.

    Cons

    No cons in my eyes. A lot of people complain about work - there are long days and stressful situations, but that's part of any job. If you can't handle that - it's on you, not the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Always be listening for new ideas and never be afraid to try something a little new and different.

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at a la mode (Oklahoma City, OK) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Received email the day I turned in my application to set up an interview time. They were very flexible with time options. The interview was fairly relaxed and probably only 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time when you disagreed with a supervisor; how you handled it and the outcome.   1 Answer
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a la mode Awards & Accolades

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