Online Optimism Youngest Company Honored in New Orleans CityBusiness “Best Places to Work” 2015
With a median employee age of only 24 years old, Online Optimism is proud to announce that it has been named to the prestigious annual list of “Best Places to Work” in New Orleans by CityBusiness, for the first time.
Competing against companies all over the Greater New Orleans area, Online Optimism was named one of the 15 best small businesses to work for this year.
“We are thrilled to be included on the CityBusiness list for the first time,” said Flynn Zaiger, CEO of Online Optimism. “ I started Online Optimism 3 years ago when I was 22 years old to create a place that I wanted to come to work every day and knowing that my employees feel the same way is one of my biggest career successes thus far. We have come a long way.”
“I wasn’t surprised that Online Optimism was selected as a best place to work,” said Maggie Robert, communications director at Online Optimism. “I came to Online Optimism from another marketing agency a few months ago and one of the biggest draws was how evident it is that Flynn wants his employees to be happy. The salary, vacation time and fun employee Friday lunches are just some of the benefits that motivate me.”
The 13th annual “Best Places to Work” list selected 35 honorees in the large company category (more than 50 employees) and 15 honorees in the small business category (fewer than 50 employees) for a total of 50 companies.
To earn this designation, companies must submit extensive nomination forms disclosing workforce data such as salaries, benefits, retention levels and employee advancement coupled by employee surveys that measure workplace culture.
“I came to Online Optimism right out of college two years ago and I have no desire to leave,” said digital ads director, Morgan Bachemin. “I’ve seen the company take great strides. There’s really nowhere else in the city that I could do what I love and earn the same benefits.”
“I started at Online Optimism as a summer intern a few months ago after graduating from Tulane and it wasn’t long before I had a full-time position with a salary and benefits that I can be proud of,” said Max Cron, creative strategy director at Online Optimism.
Located in downtown’s coworking space Launch Pad, Online Optimism was among two other companies in the IP building honored. iSeatz, inc. and mumms Software were also named in the small companies category.