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

Ultimate Software

94 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 4.5Recommendation: 90%
Breakdown

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

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

The Ultimate Experience

4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Research/development at Ultimate Software in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the time of review.

What I like

This is a truly great company, constantly striving to do its best for its employees and its clients. This company was built on its People First motto - and it's really more than a motto, it defines its culture.

What I dislike

I don't have any dislikes about Ultimate Software. As noted, there's always room to improve, but that doesn't mean anything's wrong.

Suggestions for improvement

The biggest areas for improvement is to continue to tackle the challenge of gender equality and to improve on published career paths for all employees.

Company Culture

Ultimate Software prides itself on its People First culture and does its best to live up to that every day. I've been provided the opportunity to work with some amazing people on some incredible projects. By being given the support needed and the opportunity to stretch myself and grow, I've managed to reach a new level in my career.

Company Image

Ultimate Software is a well-respected name and the organization is a consistent award winner.

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance is always struggle, especially if you're not wired for it, but Ultimate Software tries to support us in this. They even encourage managers to remind their people to take time off - they're more concerned with us not taking enough PTO, not too much.

Career Development

I think the company does a good job at helping people in their career journey, but it's an area that could use a little more focus when it comes to career paths.

Handicapped Accessibility

I'm not really qualified to answer on this, but my guess is that we're about average and could really work to improve in this area. I also believe those initiatives are already underway.

Overall compensation for your work

I believe I am fairly compensated, but not in a way that puts me top of my class of work. Benefits are generous and help make up for any additional compensation I might want.

Inclusive / Diverse

Without a doubt, this is the most diverse company I've ever worked for - and where there may be room for improvement, the company is always striving to make the needed changes.

Environmental Friendliness

In general, the company shows a concern for the environment, but our corporate offices are located in a city that doesn't mandate business recycling, so much goes into the waste instead.

Workplace Safety

I've never been concerned about my safety at work.

Teamwork

Again, part of the People First attitude is how we do our work together.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Long-time employees are treated with respect for the knowledge they've built within the company. Older employees, whether long-tenured with Ultimate Software or not are respected for the industry knowledge they bring.

Support from management

I've had the pleasure of working for some of the best managers I've ever had.

Office / Work Environment

I'm not a fan of the open floor plan model, but we make it work as best we can. The office spaces are nice, with all of the necessaries (like coffee stations). Also, the company does a great job of supporting remote workers.

Challenging Work

The work is rarely mundane. It is often challenging and challenges me to keep growing.

Job Security

A year ago this would have been a 5-star answer, but uncertain times take away a star.

Internal Communication

There is plenty of communication, but occasionally too many channels to listen to.

Gender Equality

As with inclusiveness and diversity, this is a corporate strength that is always being reviewed and improved upon.

Freedom to work independently

While we all need to pull together to accomplish things, individuals are given the space to do their work in the way that's best for them. Sometimes, we even can proposed and drive our own projects.

No better place to be working...

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Freedom and best in class

What I dislike

The new merger gives us a moment of pause.

Suggestions for improvement

Just keep People First in our new normal. Happy people make happy customers.

Company Culture

People First - it's how we were built and it works.

Work-Life Balance

I really think is is Life-Work balance. US keeps our life first.

Inclusive / Diverse

Always was, it is now and it always will be a model for inclusion $& diversity

Teamwork

That's how we get stuff done. Important stuff.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I just might be one of them and I feel as young as I ever have. We see age and experience hand in hand.

Support from management

Great leadership and innovation at every corner of our enterprise.

Internal Communication

We know where we were, where we are and where we are going.

Gender Equality

We are one in the same.

Freedom to work independently

YES


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Amazing place to work!

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

Company Culture

This is the best workplace in the industry, couldn't imagine anything better. Our leadership is at the top! The company truly values employees and pays 100% benefits, amazing 401k match and many other perks.


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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.

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.

Work-Life Balance

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

Career Development

The company trains its employees through courses.

Handicapped Accessibility

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

Overall compensation for your work

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

Inclusive / Diverse

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

Environmental Friendliness

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

Workplace Safety

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

Teamwork

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

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Support from management

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

Office / Work Environment

All offices have good facilities to work comfortably.

Challenging Work

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

Job Security

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

Internal Communication

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

Gender Equality

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

Freedom to work independently

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

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

Company Image

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

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

Career Development

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

Handicapped Accessibility

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

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

Inclusive / Diverse

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

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

Workplace Safety

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

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Support from management

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

Office / Work Environment

I work from home

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

Internal Communication

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

Gender Equality

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

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

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

Company Image

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

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

Career Development

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

Handicapped Accessibility

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

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

Inclusive / Diverse

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

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

Workplace Safety

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

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Support from management

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

Office / Work Environment

I work from home

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

Internal Communication

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

Gender Equality

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

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

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