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  1. Helpful (2)

    "So far so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are into it here and I feel we are making a lot of improvements. Amazing software, looking at real positive growth. Its been a great move for me.

    Cons

    Some negative people in the house, hopefully they'll leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us on the right track and keep building the positive momentum.


  2. "Company Implosion Looming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexibility
    -Decent hours
    -Fair/somewhat typical to lower salary

    Cons

    -Odd culture
    -High employee turnover
    -Little to no training
    -CEO is weird and works out of his houses
    -Lots of small software projects all in different directions
    -Ongoing litigation as result of CEO (his focus is being a litigator, not a leader)

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO and consolidate assets to either restructure as a software company or something else.

  3. "I've been working with Optimis full-time"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Optimis has a great technology stack to help tackle hard problems like scaling, performance & healthcare security. Optimis has some very exciting & innovative products in the roadmap and is well positioned to deliver them with the amazing team and leadership they currently have. Every employee gets an opportunity to participate and use the programs we build internally and it is great to experience these programs before they are scaled out to our users.

    Cons

    If you're familiar with startup culture then there aren't really any cons, there are common problems that need to be prioritized and solved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inspire and motivate the team to build amazing products that will revolutionize the PT and wellness industry.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not Recommended. Run In The Other Direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros
    Met some good friends that I will stay friends with after we leave.

    Cons

    Cons
    Here goes:

    1. Too many lawsuits which you can easily find out about online and are verifiable according to court records.

    2. CEO is an ex attorney and in my opinion he struggles with managing a company within the physical therapy industry where clinics must be owned by licensed physical therapists.

    3. CEO has a VP Counsel as his close assistant.

    4. It would be my recommendation that everyone doing business with this company get everything in writing. Also, be aware that even if you have it in writing the company may back out of it as they are notorious for not keeping their word and have a long history of doing this.

    5. Really struggling to get investors.

    6. This year the company lost the COO, EVP HR and all their compliance people. There is no official tech security people. There is no full-time employed CFO but rather a contractor. One of the board members stepped up to be the acting COO last year and left in a year. Then another board member stepped up and is doing the position along with the CEO.

    7. Every month there are financial payment struggles with many people getting late payments and no payments. There are a lot of unhappy vendors.

    8. It is my opinion that this is company operates like a private small company with one owner,who directs every detail. It in my opinion is not a start-up and the EMR and technology is not in start-up mode because it has been in business a long time. You can't be a technology start-up for 8+ years. Which signals a mother red flag in my opinion....that they can't get traction on their tech stuff and should have stopped the investment years ago along with all the swim events.

    9. CEO micromanages and then speaks negatively about the team people behind their backs and in front of a lot of people.

    10. Formal and standard business practices like department planning, budgeting, timelines, project management are not deployed.

    11. Industry articles on this company are not positive and speak to the infamous Delaware lawsuit.

    12. Stock is weak and people being told that they can get stock and money will most likely never see the stock money. The Delaware lawsuit people were told one thing about the stock and have not received anything and efforts to sell the company by others have been pushed down so people are challenged as to how they are going to get their money out of the deal. Recommendation to read the details behind the lawsuit to verify all the details and the contexts. Everything is public in Delaware and many legal analysts have written articles about it.

    13. Investors decided to support WebPT verses OptimisPT and this can be verified by the investors and the companies involved.

    14. Vendors are rarely paid on time and employees advance their own expenses. Many credit cards are maxed out. Issues with Clinic Directors not happy that their bonuses are not what they should be.

    15. Employees struggle to respect the CEO due to all the lawsuits and the results which were very negative and included witness tampering and sanctions.No legal fees were every recouped. Millions spent and zero in return as the CEO wasn't really damaged and things were resolved before the suit even needed to be filed. All the time and effort and resources could have been put toward good things and paying out those that left and investing in the future. The choice to fight was sad for everyone involved. This can all be verified in the lawsuit, verdict and related filings which are available online and published in 2015 and 2016.

    16. There is no real office for OptimisCorp and its just a house or two on Mantua Road and one home is the CEO's. This is the house where the sexual harassment incidents happened as described in the lawsuit public filings. Rancho Physical Therapy headquarters is in Murietta.

    There is another house they call lower bubble down the street on Mantua Road and it is very old and filled with mold, soiled bedrooms and looks like a drug crash pad. The bathroom is filled with rust, mold, mildew, fungus, feces and looks like it hasn't been cleaned since the 70's. Its dirty and not a professional office environment. Garage start-ups are cleaner. Software developers are supposed to work here and told its because the company is in start-up mode. It is not in start-up mode as its been in business 8+ years.

    17. People are passing around the 75+ page verdict that the Delaware Court handed down in late 2015. If you would like to work at this company read the long version.

    20. Health insurance benefits are not considered very good by most people. there was a lot of unhappy people when the decision was made.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should sell the company and go back into retirement and then start a protein shake company or the next version of Beachbody but for Ironmen like himself.

    The CEO should use his amazing mind for fitness food products and supplements and another fitness exercise equipment products. The CEO and the board should really focus on what they do best like developing their swimming and sport activities and another swim to africa event to raise money for charities.

    Or, the CEO could retake the bar exam and get his license in california and start up a sports and health focused law firm which is really his focus. They have a lot of experience in litigating in this area.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Trending Up and Beyond"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely a lot of fires to put out and obstacles to hurdle but overall the experience is great.
    Opportunities to build skills and knowledge are everywhere.
    Empower you to take on new challenges and tackle interesting problems.

    Cons

    Its not a clock in clock out company, and those that want to sit back and just draw a pay check will not thrive, if this is what you are looking for work for the city.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication with the employees and further inspire them to reach for the highest levels.


  6. "Amazingly upbeat and supportive atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Software Manager in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    What a great group of developers and support personnel to work with! Everyone is hard-working, but they also like to have fun. Most have values consistent with the company's focus on health and wellness. I've been cajoled into exercising more regularly and eating better ... and I'm so thankful for that! I was concerned that the company had struggled because of attacks by disgruntled former leaders, but you wouldn't know it from the positive, can-do attitude of the development and support teams.

    Cons

    If you're looking to punch a clock, work 9-5, this isn't the place for you. The place is buzzing with energy and excitement about big new things. If you're not ready for that, you won't fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in talented and motivated developers, as you have recently!


  7. "Mixed reviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues that believe in the product and what the company is trying to do for the physical therapy profession
    Great EMR product; best in the business if the company would get out of its own way
    Flexibility in your schedule
    Good vision for company growth

    Cons

    -Frustration with negative reviews from one division in the company....the reviews that are on this page depend on what division of the company you work for. The people that deal with the actual clients regularly are dedicated, really hardworking and always go above and beyond to try and help the customer.
    -The physical therapy division that is around the country has therapists that are very skilled and provide exceptional care.
    -There are many great ideas on how to grow and improve, but they take too long to see the light of day.
    -We know first hand of people that used to work for the company that have a grudge and love to come back and write negative reviews; sad that competitors have to resort to that type of unethical tactic.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of great employees that allow this company to continue to thrive; many have been with the company for years and stayed despite internal conflict that happened years ago. The company needs to do a better job of setting the record straight to the public while the competition plants a negative image on multiple sites versus staying quiet...it is actually a great company with a great product; some upper level management just do a really poor job of communicating that.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Management..."

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation/sick/flex-time/telecommuting. There are some great employees in the Murrieta office but some really AWFUL managers. No leadership.

    Cons

    Understaffed. No leadership. No structure. Turnover is ridiculous. Lawsuits. No raises. Clinics and software are profitable but the company sucks up everything to fund lawyers. It's so sad because this place had great potential if the CEO and board weren't so clueless. A company this large should have full-time, engaged C-suite execs. There is no CFO or COO. No HR Director. No true marketing department. No full-time true IT persons (It's held down by 1 guy for close to 1000 people). i think they have under 5-6 people left working on the software now? We used to have full-time lawyers on staff and when they disagreed with the CEO, they were canned. Anyone who disagrees with him gets sacked, ran out and then sued or threatened with a lawsuit. Scary.

    Advice to Management

    More of advice to employees and potential employees. Don't do it. You'll regret it.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Financial Instability, Technically Inept, and Fading Quickly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Please note that the reviews between August 5 - August 13 are fake as noted by other reviewers so please discount the already highly positive bias in the company’s score. These were written intentionally by current employees to “massage the score” in an attempt to recruit more developer talent. The only real pro with OptimisCorp is flexibility in terms of work hours/telecommuting/time off. Since there is no accountability or process in place, people come and go as they please; which may be desirable for some individuals. If you are a lawyer, there is plenty of work available as the company is fraught with numerous lawsuits and current ongoing litigation.

    Cons

    The company has a culture of not getting anything done. There is no accountability and success is measured by how many emails and great conversations (and by that I mean lengthy) take place. In my honest opinion, much of this is due to a fundamental lack in technical leadership, starting with the CEO. While he is an incredibly friendly individual, he lacks efficient business acumen and traits of other highly successful CEOs (e.g. efficiency, open to change, accountability, team leadership, technology proficiency). His vision is very focused on a future ideal software offering that will somehow solve every problem with healthcare, wellness, PT, EMR, patient apps, portal, events, etc. (For those that understand technology and how difficult it is to create just one of those … will understand that trying to combine every facet into a single product is just unrealistic). The bottom line is that the OptimisPT product had a dominant share of the PT EMR market early-on; however, the application never matured as the company focused resources in various directions like events and wellness instead of software. As a result of chasing every new great idea, the company has very little synergy and has not embraced itself as a software or technology company. People work all over, remote, Murrieta, LA, Taipei, and Utah with little to no effective communication or cohesion. Turnover is incredibly high and there are no additional C-level employees as individuals that must interact with the CEO find themselves in a pattern of leaving quickly.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t believe any advice I could give would impact the bottom line. The company needs major directional and top-down management restructuring changes to create a profitable strategy moving forward to compete with the current competition of well-organized, highly talented, and venture backed healthcare companies.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Management has no clue what they are doing; Leadership jumping ship faster than if they were on the Titanic."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OptimisCorp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual environment; flexibility with schedules; good vacation and sick policies; you get paid on time. It can be a great company if they had better leadership.

    Cons

    Inconsistent up the entire chain: management, executives, board of directors; Lack of vision; No clear policies written anywhere; Any policies that are written are consistently ignored; Executives and Management are nowhere to be found; Management makes decisions without even trying to learn any processes, very throw the baby out with the bath water environment; No communication with staff on what is going on; Everything is done at the very last minute; Everything is an emergency or turns into one because they have no back-up plans.

    Pay is seriously lacking, raises are very few and other than medical, dental and 401k, they don't offer much. No 401k match; no bonuses; Medical and dental aren't even covered 50% for the employee and they don't offer FSA or supplemental or life insurance. They try to tell you they are focused on wellness but they don't offer any of this. Worthless stocks, no raises despite long hours; Cohesion simply does not exist here.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership starts from the top, so try showing some instead of just hiding out in an office together. How about letting your employees in on what you are trying to accomplish? What direction are you trying to go? Do you want to go public? Do you want to be a software company, a health company, a fitness company, a clinical company? Consider getting some specialized consultants in that can help you show you where you can pick up slack across the board and focus on goals for the short and long term.

    Attempt to talk to your employees and see what is working and what isn't working; Maybe sit down with your key staff and learn WHY and HOW they do things. Write it down. Get more staff in order to organize everything and come up with more consistent policies;


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