OppLoans Ranks 14th on Built In’s 2021 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago
Company was also recognized as a top 20 Company with the Best Benefits in Chicago, a further testament to its commitment to the employee experience
CHICAGO, January 11, 2021 – OppLoans, a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to help middle income, credit-challenged consumers gain access to credit, announced it was listed at number 14 on Built In’s 2021 100 Best Places To Work Awards in Chicago. OppLoans was also recognized as one of 50 Companies with the Best Benefits in Chicago, ranking at 16th. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, nationally and in the eight largest tech markets.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Built In’s Best Places list for our mission-driven culture and top-tier benefits. OppLoans is strengthening the employee experience with new and innovative ways to create more collaboration, inclusion, and belonging,” said Karishma Patel Buford, Chief People Officer, OppLoans. “We’re investing in many areas beyond benefits to elevate our employee experience and create even more value for our employees in 2021 and beyond.”
Founded in 2012, OppLoans partners with banks to facilitate the issuance of small dollar loans to credit-challenged, middle income consumers who are turned away by traditional financial providers. Through its mission, OppLoans seeks to provide financial inclusion and credit access with the best available products and an unwavering service commitment to customers.
Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits and cultural programs. To reflect the attributes candidates are searching for on Built In today, this year’s program weighted criteria more heavily, like remote opportunities and programs for diversity, equity and inclusion.
“These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to meet changing needs of employees,” says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “The 2021 winners show a commitment not just to creating meaningful cultures but to delivering talent needs as they change in a dynamic landscape. We’re thrilled to extend our congratulations to the winners.”
Tech professionals rely on Built In’s Best Places to Work lists to discover employers that align with their preferences, passions and values. Since its inception three years ago, the award has expanded in reach, from online views of tens of thousands to just under 1 million views today.
For a complete list of companies, please visit builtin.com.
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About Built In
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About Built In’s Best Places to Work
Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work awards, now in its third year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies. Two new national categories reflect what candidates are searching for, including 50 Best Large Companies to Work For and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work.
Built In ranks companies algorithmically based on compensation information, benefits and culture programs. This year, based on data showing tech professionals’ needs, the Best Places to Work algorithm added weight to companies’ commitment to DEI and remote culture. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.
OppLoans is a leading financial technology platform that powers banks to offer accessible products and a top-rated experience to middle income, credit-challenged consumers. Through our unwavering commitment to customer service, we help consumers who are turned away by traditional providers build a better financial path. The company has facilitated the issuance of more than 1 million loans and has served more than 550,000 customers. OppLoans has been ranked as an Inc. 5000 company for five straight years and named the eighth fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain’s Chicago Business. The company maintains an A+ rating from the BBB and maintains a 4.9/5 star rating with more than 14,000 online customer reviews, making it one of the top customer-rated financial platforms online. For more information, please visit www.OppLoans.com.
Media Contact: Wendy Serafin, vice president of communications – Media@opploans.com