Ultimate Software: What's it like to work here?

Ultimate Software

90 reviews from employees


kununu Score: 4.5Recommendation: 90%
Breakdown

90 employees rated this employer with an average of 4.5 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

79 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 9 reviews.

The best place ever. Best people and technology out there!


4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in IT at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Very people centric and challenging at the same time.

What I dislike

Nothing

Suggestions for improvement

New employees should be trained on protecting what has made this company an amazing place.


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It's an ultimate dream working at Ultimate Software!


4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

The culture. The team spirit and workmanship. The benefits and the office environment.

What I dislike

The only negative (which isn't even a major negative), is the lack of healthier food options when celebrations occur.

Suggestions for improvement

Nothing I can think of at this moment.


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No complaints here


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in IT at Ultimate Software in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the time of review.

What I like

The people

What I dislike

Nothing so far

Suggestions for improvement

More uniformity as far as application use and development as the company grows.


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AMAZING


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Everything. The inclusiveness, the autonomy, the overall vibe is amazing.

What I dislike

none

Suggestions for improvement

none, I was very impressed with the interviewing and onboarding process.


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Company Response

Thank you so much for leaving this review!

My workplace is excellent, good environment, modern facilities, good salary, and promotes good values to all


4.5
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

My company has allowed me to grow personally since I work with them, they have allowed me to achieve financial stability thanks to all the benefits they give to their employees in matters of insurance, vacation payments, training, among others. The work environment is excellent and that allows a good job to be guaranteed, its facilities are modern and teamwork is essential. Another of its benefits is that it encourages recycling, social equality and equal treatment for all.

What I dislike

I would like programs or improvements to facilities for people with disabilities to be made so that they feel more comfortable and comfortable in their workplace.

Suggestions for improvement

What would improve my company would be to encourage more employees to take courses in preparation for their careers or professional degrees, grant longer break times to avoid stress or fatigue at work and recreational activities more often on the part of management and employees to build trust.

Company Culture

The work environment is very good and I feel comfortable in the company.

Internal Communication

Meetings are often held to report problems or progress of the company's processes.

Teamwork

It strongly encourages companionship and teamwork through seminars, workshops and courses.

Work-Life Balance

The schedules are flexible and allow to have a good daily routine.

Support from management

In general, all departments are congratulated by management at the end of each month or when the objectives are reached.

Freedom to work independently

The company gives each worker enough space to develop a good job.

Inclusive / Diverse

This is something very important that is given in each department, listening to different opinions allows to do a good job.

Gender Equality

Yes, in the company we all have the same rights and benefits.

Attitude towards older colleagues

All employees are treated in a friendly manner regardless of their age, sex or religion.

Office / Work Environment

All offices have good facilities to work comfortably.

Environmental Friendliness

There are always talks on the benefits of collecting garbage and recycling, is one of the values ​​of the company.

Handicapped Accessibility

It offers benefits in terms of work and occupation but does not have the necessary spaces for these people to feel comfortable.

Workplace Safety

Often seminars and fire drills and first aid are held to be prepared.

Overall compensation for your work

I have a good job and I am covered by different insurance offered by my employer.

Job Security

I feel comfortable with the work I do and the benefits I offer the company

Company Image

For me it is a privilege to work in this company for everything that has helped me and allowed me to grow professionally.

Career Development

The company trains its employees through courses.

Challenging Work

It is a bit challenging because I have to keep the information of the company updated and protected through technological services.


Great company to work for, with a great culture and good management


4.3
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

It's a great place to work, and I really trust my manager to look out for me.

What I dislike

The pay could be more equitable. They take great care of their employees, and managers and executives talk a great deal about how individual contributors are the ones who drive the company and create value. However, I'm only paid for about half of the value I create (though I want to note that this is a much higher percentage than most companies allow their workers to take home). Beyond higher pay, I think greater equity, behind simple bonuses, would be a great move forward for an already pretty great company.

Suggestions for improvement

I think more equity would lead to a stronger workplace culture. The 'work hard, play hard' mentality may work for some employees, but it's not that healthy. If we had less emphasis on rewarding 'high performers' and more emphasis on simply doing your job as well as possible (rather than as long as possible), I think that would be a great leap forward.

Company Culture

I love the team I work on, and the company as a whole has a positive and welcoming culture

Internal Communication

We receive adequate communications on what's happening with the company as a whole

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

Work-Life Balance

Could be better -- unlimited PTO is a big plus, but practical limitations of my work mean I'm not comfortable taking time off very often

Support from management

My boss is always glad to help me out of I need support in dealing with a situation

Freedom to work independently

I work from home, and my manager trusts me to get my work done without looking over my shoulder every day

Inclusive / Diverse

We have a lot of interest groups aimed at inclusiveness and diversity

Gender Equality

Fairly equal distribution of men and women throughout the company at most levels, including executive

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age doesn't matter at all, whether you're 72 or 22

Office / Work Environment

I work from home

Environmental Friendliness

We have recycling containers in the office, but other than that I don't know what's being done to reduce carbon footprint

Handicapped Accessibility

Can't really comment on this personally, but my understanding is that any necessary accommodations are made

Workplace Safety

There are a number of comfortable offices around the country for those who don't work from home

Overall compensation for your work

I could probably make a higher salary somewhere else, but all in all, including intangible benefits, I feel I'm compensated fairly

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

Company Image

We're not saving lives, but I feel like for an office job this is as good as it gets

Career Development

There are a lot of growth opportunities, but they mostly involve moving into management

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing


It's a great company to work for, which is probably why we've been rated the best tech company four years in a row.


4.4
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

I love working with the people on my team, and I feel like I am valued for the work I do.

What I dislike

Compensation, especially in stock, could be more equitable. I understand the rationale for higher executive salaries, but the fact remains that the company only runs because of every single employee there. While the hierarchy of the company is fairly fl

Suggestions for improvement

I would reduce workloads so that employees could work a 40 hour week. Lower executive salaries would subsidize higher headcount so that workload is better distributed.

Company Culture

I love the team I work on, and the company as a whole has a positive and welcoming culture

Internal Communication

We receive adequate communications on what's happening with the company as a whole

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

Work-Life Balance

Could be better -- unlimited PTO is a big plus, but practical limitations of my work mean I'm not comfortable taking time off very often

Support from management

My boss is always glad to help me out of I need support in dealing with a situation

Freedom to work independently

I work from home, and my manager trusts me to get my work done without looking over my shoulder every day

Inclusive / Diverse

We have a lot of interest groups aimed at inclusiveness and diversity

Gender Equality

Fairly equal distribution of men and women throughout the company at most levels, including executive

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age doesn't matter at all, whether you're 72 or 22

Office / Work Environment

I work from home

Environmental Friendliness

We have recycling containers in the office, but other than that I don't know what's being done to reduce carbon footprint

Handicapped Accessibility

Can't really comment on this personally, but my understanding is that any necessary accommodations are made

Workplace Safety

There are a number of comfortable offices around the country for those who don't work from home

Overall compensation for your work

I could probably make a higher salary somewhere else, but all in all, including intangible benefits, I feel I'm compensated fairly

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

Company Image

We're not saving lives, but I feel like for an office job this is as good as it gets

Career Development

There are a lot of growth opportunities, but they mostly involve moving into management

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing


A company made in heaven!


5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Research/development at Ultimate Software in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the time of review.

What I like

I am in my 60s, disabled and Ultimate makes me feel like I can still work there in 20 years. I am included, treated like a human being and valued for my work experience!

What I dislike

nothing!

Suggestions for improvement

More RSUs, bring back department trips such as Club


Company Culture

Internal Communication

Teamwork

Work-Life Balance

Support from management

Freedom to work independently

Inclusive / Diverse

Gender Equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Office / Work Environment

Environmental Friendliness

Handicapped Accessibility

Workplace Safety

Overall compensation for your work

Job Security

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Challenging Work


Company Response

Thank you so much for this amazing review - we really appreciate it! And we will definitely take your suggestions into consideration.

Overall a great place to work, which is probably why we've been listed as the best place to work in technology.


4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

I love being able to work from home, and I work on a team of great people. My manager is never looking over my shoulder but always there when I need him.

What I dislike

There's very much a work hard play hard, hard drinking culture. While we are encouraged to take time off, the workload and expectations sometimes make work life balance difficult. There's a lot of room and support for professional growth, both laterally and upwards, but few roles have anywhere to go up that's not a management position. While the total compensation is very reasonable, salaries are a bit on the low side, and there is significant inequality in salaries between high level and low level employees (though granted, much less inequality than most companies). An example is the 401k matching, which has a much higher cap than most companies (50% of EE contributions, no limit), practically speaking it's less if the average employee who can't contribute much. For comparison, a theoretically worse match of 100% for first 3% and nothing after is only actually worse if most employees can contribute >6% of their salary. A flat match percentage benefits higher paid employees even more, when percentages already do that in terms of real dollars.

Suggestions for improvement

I think overall it's a great place to work, but work life balance in practice would make it even better. There's a lot of discussion, but the practicality of our jobs makes it very difficult to take advantage of the generous policies.

Company Culture

I love the team I work on, and the company as a whole has a positive and welcoming culture

Internal Communication

We receive adequate communications on what's happening with the company as a whole

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

Work-Life Balance

Could be better -- unlimited PTO is a big plus, but practical limitations of my work mean I'm not comfortable taking time off very often

Support from management

I love the team I work on, and the company as a whole has a positive and welcoming culture

Freedom to work independently

I work from home, and my manager trusts me to get my work done without looking over my shoulder every day

Inclusive / Diverse

We have a lot of interest groups aimed at inclusiveness and diversity

Gender Equality

Fairly equal distribution of men and women throughout the company at most levels, including executive

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age doesn't matter at all, whether you're 72 or 22

Office / Work Environment

I work from home

Environmental Friendliness

We have recycling containers in the office, but other than that I don't know what's being done to reduce carbon footprint

Handicapped Accessibility

Can't really comment on this personally, but my understanding is that any necessary accommodations are made

Workplace Safety

There are a number of comfortable offices around the country for those who don't work from home

Overall compensation for your work

I could probably make a higher salary somewhere else, but all in all, including intangible benefits, I feel I'm compensated fairly

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

Company Image

We're not saving lives, but I feel like for an office job this is as good as it gets

Career Development

There are a lot of growth opportunities, but they mostly involve moving into management

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing


I have never worked for a company that cares about their employees, they truly put people first.


4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

I am a virtual Employee (work from home) which allows me flexibility. We have 100% employer paid health-dental, so I don't have to worry about paying for benefits for me and my family. We have an unheard of 45% UNCAPPED match on 401k, so if I put in $19,000 the company will match for $8,550. We are alotted UltiService Days, which allows us to volunteer on a paid work day. I am scheduled to volunteer with a group of my virtual Ultipeeps on Tuesday next week and I'm excited because the company organized the event so we can connect with others in our area.

What I dislike

We are going through growing pains, which is normal when you hire a lot of people very quickly. Career growth opportunities are at a record high, but it created competition among the team members. It's difficult for the managers to decide how many people to hire with the explosive workload, which impacts the team when we feel we need more people to manage workload but we may not feel like we hired "enough".

Suggestions for improvement

I am happy with the company, culture, environment, and people. I wouldn't change anything.


Company Culture

Internal Communication

Teamwork

Work-Life Balance

Support from management

Freedom to work independently

Inclusive / Diverse

Gender Equality

Attitude towards older colleagues

Overall compensation for your work

Job Security

Company Image

Career Development

Challenging Work


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