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Updated 5 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is very well designed" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Viv and Scott do their best to instill a People First attitude across the organization," (in 133 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that I can think of" (in 89 reviews)

  • "Struggles with work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "SDM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company. It's the only payroll / HCM organization that truly cares about the customer - and while it's not easy - the organization has maintained an amazing culture all in an effort to provide the best support to the customer. I love that.

    Cons

    I honestly have no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing- make the main thing the main thing!

    Ultimate Software Response

    18 Dec 2018 – Talent Operations Specialist

    Thank you so much for giving us this thoughtful review!


  2. Helpful (18)

    "Absolutely a Great Place to work!!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love working for Ultimate and plan on never leaving this company. Viv and Scott do their best to instill a People First attitude across the organization,

    The benefits are amazing and cannot be beat and they make health an wellness a top priority.
    100% paid health care
    401k match at 40% dollar for dollar
    Unlimited PTO
    Adoption assistance
    Maternity/Paternity Leave
    IVF assistance
    Children's sponsorships
    Volunteer hours
    Department team Trips
    Massage therapist/acupuncturist onsite
    Woman in leadership

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism and unfortunately in some departments is can be considered a is a Boys Club. This makes it for woman to move up to a senior leadership position.

    There are too many phases in Weston and we continue to outgrow them. A nHQ campus is long overdue or desk sharing/working remote needs to be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    The review process is nightmare and not fair to all employees. This is where favoritism is shown and RSU's are not provided to employees who should have received them but are only given to a small percentage. Please consider changing the rating to 5 points instead of the current 3 points.

    Reconsider how new managers are included in certain raffles/incentives and RSU's given for tenure that offered to employees.

  3. "Dream Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Remote, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Remote, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working from home, benefits, culture, and most importantly the people! I’ve never been as happy as I am now!

    Cons

    None so far! This is by far the best company I’ve worked for!

    Advice to Management

    Love the involvement of senior leaders! I came from a culture that was do as I say not as I do. Ultimate’s leaders from the top down walk the walk and talk the talk!


  4. "Look no further...best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee engagement, employee morale, benefits, culture, servant leadership. Ultimate invests in their people and you feel like you are valued and appreciated.

    Cons

    Nothing as of now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing by making your people first.


  5. "Great work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of employee engagement and community service opportunities, challenging assignments and great team of people to work with!

    Cons

    Sometimes direct management may have different views about direction as compared to others and you're stuck in the middle trying to make a difference.


  6. "Best company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time

    Pros

    My manager trusts me
    They support continuous learning

    Cons

    Not applicable for me in this job


  7. "People first is not just a tag line"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has an amazing culture, the vision and direction from senior leaders all the way down to the front line person is consistent, benefits are exceptional. The business is expanding but everyone is committed to keeping the company culture that was founded when the company was much smaller.

    Cons

    Interview process can be lengthy but that is for the business to make sure candidates are good fit with our culture.

    Advice to Management

    On to the next championship!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Cloud Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Weston, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Weston, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is the best company I've ever worked for. The culture is the real deal. The benefits are out of this world. Scott Scherr is the best CEO I've ever worked for. I feel like I could walk into his office and tell him what I think and he'd really listen. That's hard to believe with over 5,000 employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes my own managers get in the way and don't seem to share the vision of leadership. This can cause some conflict.

    Also, in my specific role, work/life balance is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reiterating the vision and make sure that message is making it all the way to the individual contributors.


  9. "Beware of the Techstar intern program"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ultimate Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of smart helpful people
    Strong engineering culture
    Free food (at least on my team)
    Cool occasional events ( free ice cream, food trucks)
    Above average pay for interns

    Cons

    I think there are serious problems with the Techstar program. I joined this program after graduation and believed that I would be offered a permanent position if I did well. I got great performance reviews but after 6 months I never had the opportunity to convert. You are basically a contractor (no benefits) and get tricked into believing you will be offered a position.

    My manager told me that there was “no open headcount”. Yet, some interns were hired because they knew the right people. They got hired because of who they knew and not necessarily because of merit. Why isn’t there a transparent process where all interns have an equal opportunity to compete for an open position?

    I felt my intern manager was inattentive and did not care about my success. The whole experience was very disappointing coming from a company who’s motto is “people first”.

    Other:
    -Subpar laptops (extremely slow and filled with bloatware) given to interns which at times prevented me from working
    -Some outdated offices that need to renovated
    -Some projects use extremely outdated tech stack.

    Advice to Management

    Make the intern to full time conversion more transparent. Give all interns the opportunity to at least interview for open positions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dream Career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ultimate Software is an incredible company and they truly care about every single one of their employees. Their people first philosophy is not just a buzz word or tag line... It is the real deal. Not only are you provided with great resources and support in order to fulfill your responsibilities as an employee, but you are also placed in an inclusive environment that you are truly proud to work for.

    Cons

    To be honest, this company surprised me everyday with more pros. Zero cons to report and that is the honest truth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The positive reinforcement and coaching have been extremely motivating!

    Ultimate Software Response

    18 Dec 2018 – Talent Operations Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to share your insights on working at Ultimate Software. We really appreciate it!