Chicago-based start-up earns top-10 position in Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work rankings for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

CHICAGO, IL, December 06, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Socially responsible online lender OppLoans received top rankings in Glassdoor’s 2018 Best Places to Work award. The start-up was named the sixth-best place to work nationally for small- to medium-sized businesses.

The review-based rankings serve as a capstone to a stunning year of growth for OppLoans. Accolades include rising over 200 positions to reach number 219 on the Inc. 500 list, earning an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, being named the third-fastest growing technology company in Chicago by Built In Chicago and launching OppU, a free, standards-aligned online curriculum that teaches personal finance skills.

“We’ve always felt like one of the best places to work. Now it’s official!” said OppLoans CEO Jared Kaplan. “Our industry-best customer satisfaction scores are directly correlated to our exceptionally high employee morale. Happy and engaged employees create phenomenal customer experiences. Our employees don’t dread Monday morning. They come to work energized to provide a better alternative to folks who have traditionally relied on payday loans, auto title loans, and bank overdraft fees to fund emergencies. We care deeply about fostering a balanced work environment where everyone clearly understands their role and responsibilities… and maybe even has a little fun. Hopefully, other great Chicago talent will see this and want to join the team!”

OppLoans invests heavily in employee happiness. The online lender runs multiple monthly employee social events like game nights, team sports, massage days, and internal reward programs like OpptToGive–a quarterly award that donates more than $10,000 annually to charities of employees’ choice. OppLoans also offers generous health care coverage (including a free HSA plan), 401(k) matching, flexible vacation, daily subsidized lunches, transportation programs, free gym memberships and healthy snacks. OppLoans holds an employee retention rate of 98 percent and 99 percent approve of CEO Jared Kaplan. The firm enjoys a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor, with 97 percent of employees stating that they would recommend it to a friend.

Opportunity Financial, LLC, doing business as OppLoans, is one of the highest-rated online lenders and service providers in the industry. With faster funding, significantly lower rates, total transparency, and unmatched customer service, OppLoans provides non-prime borrowers a safe and reliable alternative to payday lending.

For more information regarding OppLoans, please visit, email John O’Reilly, or call (312) 212-8079 extension 818.

Opportunity Financial, LLC
130 E Randolph St, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60601

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