CHICAGO, IL. January 9, 2024 – Obie, a leading insurtech simplifying insurance for real estate investors, announced today its dual recognition in Built In's 2024 Best Places To Work Awards as a "Best Startup to Work For" and "Best Place to Work" in Chicago, IL. This marks Obie's second consecutive year to receive recognition from Built In, reaffirming the company’s commitment to championing professional development and cultural excellence.
Built In determines Best Places to Work winners using a comprehensive algorithm that analyzes company data, including compensation and benefits. The program also considers key factors prioritized by candidates on the Built In platform, such as remote work options, flexible schedules, and initiatives supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
“There is no way to disrupt an industry like insurance in a vacuum. It takes a team of intelligent, motivated, and diverse individuals,” said Ryan Letzeiser, CEO and Co-Founder of Obie. “These awards underscore our ongoing efforts to respond to the needs of our valued team so they can continue to be the best versions of themselves.”
In the past several years Obie's headcount has grown over 150%, the company seeing 30% growth in 2023 alone. The company's unique advantage lies in its commitment to team goals that are dedicated to cultivating a positive culture across departments. Employees have gained valuable insights into feedback, communication, and trust through personalized coaching sessions and skill-building workshops, fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
To support its growing team, Obie champions various initiatives, including a stipend dedicated to continuing education, valuable benefits like pet insurance, and resources tailored for new parents. These offerings, coupled with a wellness stipend and unlimited flexible time off, underscore Obie's unwavering dedication to fostering a positive work-life balance.
Obie is also dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community and proudly operates with a hybrid workforce model, bringing together remote and in-office employees. From virtual holiday celebrations and birthday events to engaging sessions like 'Ask Me Anything' with founders, Obie fosters intentional connections that transcend geographical boundaries. Virtual and in-person committees are a continuous occurrence, whether for book lovers, those who want to boost physical and mental well-being or support diversity, inclusivity, and belonging at work.
Obie's Chicago office, located in the heart of the city and known for its dog-friendly atmosphere, serves as a central hub for collaboration and creativity.
“I am truly inspired by these companies that have risen to the challenge of fostering a positive work environment, maintaining a strong brand, and ensuring employee satisfaction,” said Maria
Christopoulos Katris, CEO and Co-founder of Built In. “The future is filled with promise and we are so excited to see what lies ahead.”
Careers at Obie
Our team is constantly expanding and looking for top talent. Explore career opportunities at Obie and learn about our values on our careers page.
Obie is an insurance technology company, hyper-focused on driving value for the modern real estate investor and the partners they work with every day. Whether you are an owner, lender, agent, or property manager, Obie’s mission is to build technology and insurance products that drive efficiency and fundamentally change the way insurance is bought and sold. Learn more at obieinsurance.com.
About Built In
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