Optym Reviews

Updated Feb 15, 2021

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Pros
  • "Optym has proved to be the best company I've been part of(in 22 reviews)

  • "A great place to learn, work environment is great(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "The working hours can go very high(in 11 reviews)

  • "But at Optym we are committed to expanding and educating our existing audience on what makes our company the industry standard(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Full Throttle"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - Salary Given - Outreach and Culture

    Cons

    Location would be the only factor

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Optym is a great place to work! We have a great culture and I feel like close family to my coworkers. In addition, the work that I get to perform is valuable and I have an impact to the company's future.

    Cons

    The transition to Dallas through the COVID epidemic has left a couple of things up in the air. However, management is working through them with due diligence.

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    "Optym 2.0"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Our People -- At Optym, our team members hail from 20 countries across six continents, bringing together a wide range of ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds. This diversity fosters an atmosphere of cooperation, understanding and openness to new ideas and perspectives. With over 50 PhD and 100 MS credentialed employees we believe that we have some of the smartest people on the planet. However, even with the smartest, hardest-working team members around, a company cannot succeed without a solid set of core values at its heart. Every action we take is guided by honesty, bravery, teamwork and growth. We believe that applying these values to our efforts every day enhances the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. Our Product -- Optym builds next generation software in the fields of decision automation and optimization by utilizing the latest techniques available in the fields of operations research and computer science. Our solution approach consists of modeling the movements of entities (planes, trains, trucks, etc) in time-space networks and developing specialized algorithms that optimize these movements. We develop industry-leading intelligent solutions for companies to reduce their operational costs, increase their profitability and improve service quality. For example, last month Optym won “Best In Show” at “FreightWaves Live!” where we had 80,000 viewers watch us route 1,000 shipments in less than a minute during our RouteMAX demo.

    Cons

    Brand Awareness -- We realize that brand awareness does not happen overnight. But at Optym we are committed to expanding and educating our existing audience on what makes our company the industry standard. We will be seeking to develop and build upon our current branding through an ongoing comprehensive marketing strategy as well as creating a stronger presence on social and offering a more personal experience with the company through engagement with people that work there (like myself!).

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  4. "Great Place to work with some of the most talented people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great problem to work on making high societal impact, great rewards for hard work and creativity

    Cons

    only talented and hardworking people can flourish here

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  5. "Opportunities and Beautiful Workplace"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optym full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Making people good thinker, friendly environment, Nice administration and HR

    Cons

    Fast in design and development

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Building a Great Culture for Growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time

    Pros

    I am a techie and Optym recruits persons who are technically very strong. Thus, it is a good meeting of the minds for me. Also the projects we undertake and products we build require us to be technically very strong. Thus, it keeps us on our toe which I love. I haven't been bored at Optym for a day as there is always something new to learn and grow professionally. Optym is a very client focused company. We bend our backward to keep our clients happy. I hope that the company maintains this culture as the company continues to grow. We are not a bureaucratic company. We take decisions quickly. Any person can reach out to anyone without any administrative hierarchy. Under the leadership of the new CEO, the company is heading in the right direction. We are focusing of sales and commercialization and developing talent on this front. We are developing the right culture and employees are at the center of this. Employees are encouraged to take greater ownership and be a leader in whatever responsibility they have.

    Cons

    The company's location is in Gainesville, Florida where there is not much to do for young persons. I am glad that the company will soon be moving its headquarters to Dallas, Texas.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Promising small company under new leadership"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Funded by a cash pile in tens of millions. 2. New leadership has the experience to make successful products. 3. The chaos from the previous leadership has been replaced with sensible and long term vision. 4. Experience seems to be more valued now as it is in other software companies.

    Cons

    1. Dont expect rapid growth as clients in transportation and logistics are not as dynamic as other domains like retail. 2. It is in the process of moving from Gainesville, FL to Dallas, TX. There will be some confusion as a result for several months. This is unavoidable.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very good work environment, supportive management, friendly co-workers and challenging tasks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optym full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is very congenial for newcomers to get onboard. The company offers a competitive salary given the work location. The projects are exciting as well as challenging. The management is very supportive when it comes to meeting personal and professional goals.

    Cons

    The work location is in Gainesville which sometimes makes one feel little laid-back. On occasions, the management seems to be not prepared when someone leaves the company and they struggle to fill the positions quickly.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Optym is a fantastic company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optym full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was with Optym for a short time and I’ve never felt more at home with another company. I came from a completely different industry and thanks to how welcoming and helpful everyone was, took no time to adjust. The people make this company fantastic and the company is headed in an upward direction. The opportunities to present ideas and ask questions are endless. The company fosters growth, acceptance, and improvement.

    Cons

    I can’t really think of any.

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid This Company Unless You have no other option"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optym full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Snacks and lunch are good. .....

    Cons

    1. The CEO does not have a clue how to run the company. For almost 20 years the company did not grow. Hes talks a big game, but fails every time. 2. The top leadership does not take any responsibility for their failure. They generally fire the junior developers. 3. There are serious nepotism in this company. There are few people who gets promotion every year and rest does not get raise at all.

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