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

Ultimate Software

21 of 94 reviews from employees (filtered)

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kununu Score: 4.3Recommendation: 86%
Breakdown

21 employees rated this employer with an average of 4.3 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

18 of those employees recommended the employer in their reviews.

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!

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


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Company Response

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

My time here as a worker has been great. The work areas are nice to be in, and my Co-Workers are nice to be around.

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

What I like

My time here at this company has been generally great. My Colleagues are nice to be around, the work place environment is nice to be in, and the amount of financial perks I get just being here is an added plus. Although not everything is perfect, I really did enjoy working here.

What I dislike

Mentor communication was a big lacking factor. When I had to speak to a superior about anything, it was usually on pressed and limited time. Also, some Co-workers are allowed to continue to work there despite their hateful and all around negative attitude towards others, which I can understand but still disapprove of.

Suggestions for improvement

There are a lot of things I could say on improving the company, but ways to go about them could create more and bigger problems. Mostly more communication between workers and superiors. That's about it.


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Company Response

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

Highly political environment

3.6
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in IT at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL.

What I like

Was a great place to work 5 years ago, great co-workers.

What I dislike

Highly Political Environment, too many people hired by relatives or friends

Suggestions for improvement

The company would be much better off if they had a qualified CIO, instead of a CIO who is the CEO's son-in-law.

Company Culture

Touts itself as one of the best places to work but bribes the employees with extra days off if they answer favorable to surveys which results in a high rank for the company. Almost every "benefit" given to employees are used in Marketing campaigns to tout, happy employee = good product. Free health insurance is the best benefit.

Work-Life Balance

IT personnel may work several times after work or on the weekends without comp time, years ago employees used to be compensated with time off for working weekends

Career Development

If you work in Product development, there is room for advancement
If you work in Services, then transfer to Product Development to get a promotion

Inclusive / Diverse

They somewhat encourage diversity and exploit this as another marketing point to gain a competitive edge in selling the product

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees are favored well in this environment, experience and skill are traded for every new fad technology that comes along which results in a technical environment without standards

Support from management

Depends on the division, in Services division where work performance is secondary to "perception", employees have to make their annual goals with less training and equipment.

Job Security

The company has regular management shakeups, at least once a year. Some employees (through no fault of their own) are given the standard "you have 21 days to find a new position within the company or you will be terminated"


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Company Response

We're really sorry to hear about your experience. We value your feedback and look forward to continuously improving in the future.

Supportive work environment

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

What I like

The culture, the people on my team and everyone else I've met, no micromanagement, ability to change roles and tasks to do things you're interested in, the benefits.

What I dislike

I'm happy but work life balance and compensation could improve. There is maybe some bureaucracy in some of the onboarding/training practices that seems limiting as well.

Suggestions for improvement

Maybe just hire more people, to lower the workload. This would increase customer satisfaction as we could give more white glove treatment, and it would help work life balance and stress.

Work-Life Balance

It's great to work remotely but the workload is too heavy, which is stressful.

Career Development

standardized review process makes it easy to discuss goals with your manager, and ensures you won't slip through the cracks.

Overall compensation for your work

I think most people are underpaid but the benefits help to make up for it partially.

Environmental Friendliness

This is one area I'd really like to see the company improve. They send too many cheap swag gifts that I have no use for and hate to throw away, I just donate them. I understand they're trying to raise morale and it's nice they think of us, but maybe they could ask if we want to opt in to these gifts. Also at work conferences there's too many single use plastic water bottles.

Teamwork

Our team is very helpful with one another. Most of the 'peeps' I've interacted with outside of the team are helpful as well.

Support from management

I feel my manager is there to help me do my job and she has my back.

Office / Work Environment

Virtual office. Could be better if hours were more flexible. Most of us are willing to put in the hours, but work life balance would improve if our schedules could be tweaked within reason.

Challenging Work

The work is interesting, and my manager is open to letting me take on areas where I have interest in, which is amazing.

Job Security

the company is growing and constantly expanding. customer requests keep rising.

Gender Equality

I'm a female in a technical role and have not faced any adversity or bad attitudes. Just open minded folks ready to listen, learn and share.

Freedom to work independently

Probably one of the most important things to me, I am not micromanaged in any way. I'm sure it varies by manager.


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Company Response

Thank you so much for leaving this thoughtful detailed review. We really appreciate your insights and look forward to continually improving in the future.

A company that truly cares about its employees

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

What I like

I enjoy the company culture, interaction, numerous benefits, and pride of working for an amazing company that offers opportunities for growth and leadership.

What I dislike

I do not dislike anything about the company.

Suggestions for improvement

My suggestions include bridging the gap between employees who work virtually and in office, as well as teammates who work in different time zones.


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Company Response

Thank you for leaving us this review!!

Greater Atlanta Employee Heaven

4.1
Recommended
Temp / ContractorWorked at Ultimate Software in Alpharetta, GA at the time of review.

What I like

The offerings are not so complex that the "average" company is unable to use it; and the organization is very customer focused. Who doesn't like that!

What I dislike

I can't think of anything!

Suggestions for improvement

I can't really think of anything - maybe request all computer access required to do the job before first day?

Company Culture

Management is caring and supportive.

Work-Life Balance

This is yet to be determined!

Career Development

I have already completed some elearning!

Handicapped Accessibility

Sorry to say I haven't noticed!

Overall compensation for your work

My experience far exceeds the tasks I was hired to do - but I hope to prove that with my work!

Teamwork

Almost everyone is collaborative and friendly!

Attitude towards older colleagues

I have seen no evidence that it is different for any particular group.

Office / Work Environment

Beautiful campus - all of the equipment necessary to do the job is right there. A parking garage keeps your car cool and keeps you dry when it rains!

Challenging Work

Again, I was hired to do tasks for which someone with my experience is not required; but I hope to prove myself and change that!

Job Security

I'm a temp!

Internal Communication

Just the right amount about things affecting the organization - I don't understand some of what is communicated as I haven't been there long enough to put together all of the moving parts yet.

Gender Equality

Not employed long enough to know!


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Company Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review. We really appreciate it!

Ultimate Software - People FIRST!!!!

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

What I like

The culture - People FIRST!!!!

What I dislike

N/A

Suggestions for improvement

N/A


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Company Response

Thanks for this great review! We really appreciate it.

Nepotism, Incompetence, Favoritism

2.4
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked in IT at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Benefits. Food trucks. Company sponsored vacation. Viv Maza, her energy, her passion.

What I dislike

Nepotism. Buddy system. Hiring & keeping unqualified candidates.

Suggestions for improvement

Hire qualified people.
Destroy nepotism.
Family & business do not mix.

Company Culture

Good culture from the CPO. But pockets of people who entertain the People First culture take it to an extreme with a lack of maturity, childish gossip, bullying & incompetence. Nepotism runs rampant. When these 2 classes of people mix, you end up with a terrible culture & workplace environment.

Work-Life Balance

Neglect your family because you strive to do the right thing for the company & in your general work ethic. You will go unappreciated if your not part of the club, despite being a top performer.

Career Development

Training money per year.

Overall compensation for your work

!SO MANY UNDERPAID EMPLOYEES! ("Peeps")

Inclusive / Diverse

Diverse hirings. Be wary of people who can't clearly tell you how the work they are responsible for is to be done.

Environmental Friendliness

Hypocritical attitudes & gossip.

Teamwork

Corporate IT is run poorly. Nepotism. Numbers driven. Mental sparring with political correctness. The development side of the business is the best part of the company. The true culture of the company is for development.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Hypocritical attitudes & gossip.

Support from management

Plenty of people speak negatively through the grapevine about the corporate culture.

Office / Work Environment

Hypocritical attitudes & gossip.

Challenging Work

Silos. People not very open to share what they know for fear of losing their job. I documented everything I know about our processes & formally presented them to reduce the amount of learning curve for challenging work that the team will come across. Job security, for the group of unqualified employees. Nepotism & buddy system.

Job Security

Hypocritical attitudes & gossip. How can you honestly be your best person with ingenuine quality of coworkers?

Gender Equality

Cliques do not accept women engineers. Very divisive.

Freedom to work independently

WFH is great. List your tasks, meet plenty of people & assist in all ways possible.


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Company Response

Our people are our top priority. Thank you so much for providing us with feedback, as it helps us improve in the future.

Will never work anywhere else

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Human resources/recruiting at Ultimate Software in Weston, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Every single thing!

What I dislike

There is really nothing to dislike.

Suggestions for improvement

This company is at the top of its game. I only wish more employers were like them.


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Company Response

Thank you so much for giving us this thoughtful review!

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