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Review averages

  • 86 employees say

    Excellent (71)
    82.558139534884%
    Good (8)
    9.3023255813953%
    Satisfactory (5)
    5.8139534883721%
    Subpar (2)
    2.3255813953488%
    4.44
  • 21 applicants say

    Excellent (15)
    71.428571428571%
    Good (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (2)
    9.5238095238095%
    Subpar (1)
    4.7619047619048%
    4.24

Company summary

One of FORTUNE’s Best Companies to Work For, Best Workplaces for Women, and Great Workplaces for Millennials, Ultimate Software has a passion for putting people first and a company culture that stands out above the rest. We know success comes from happy employees helping happy customers. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Our people develop and deliver UltiPro®, an award-winning, cloud-based human capital management solution.

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Numbers

Employees

5,000+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Founded in 1990 and based in Weston, FL, Ultimate Software supports thousands of customers, representing diverse industries and managing millions of employees across the world. Our mission is to deliver unified, end-to-end HCM cloud solutions—everything from HR, to payroll, to benefits, to time & attendance, to recruitment, to talent management—to improve the personal work experience for businesses and their people.


Company outlook

Ultimate Software operates with a commitment to always put #PeopleFirst.

This philosophy is the underlying fabric for Ultimate’s corporate culture, its partnership with customers, and the strategy when designing its solutions.

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Benefits

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Location

Domestic locations

Atlanta:

400 Galleria Pkwy Suite 800 | Atlanta, GA 30339


Alpharetta:

11700 Great Oaks Way, Suite 600, Alpharetta, GA 30022

St. Louis: 940 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 - 4th Floor

Santa Ana:
5 Hutton Centre Drive. Suite 130. Santa Ana, CA 92707

San Francisco: 55 Second St, Suite #2300. San Francisco, CA, 94105

Locations (international)

Toronto, Canada:
144 Bloor St. West
Suite 400 
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M4 


Singapore:
One George Street | #20-04 Singapore 049145

For applicants

Videos

Ultimate's Core Values
Ultimate Software - The People Business - I am the I in Ultimate

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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Work for a company that truly values its people by putting them first.


At Ultimate Software, we believe that people are the most important ingredient of any business. It's the people who ultimately determine what can be achieved. That's why creating a culture based on trust, respect, and inclusion is our top priority.


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What else should applicants know about us?

We truly value work-life balance, and we know that family comes first. That is why we offer a truly exceptional benefits package to all full time employees, and also plenty of perks for part-time and temp employees.

 

Ultimate Software. People First.


Application advice

Preferred application method

Selection process

You should hear back from one of our internal recruiters regarding your application within 1-2 weeks of applying. Every position has a different selection process/interview process, but you will likely go through a phone screen with the recruiter, then another phone interview with the manager or a coding test for technical positions. From there, you’ll come onsite to interview with the team, then you’d move forward to the offer stage.

FAQ

How do I apply for a job?

Click on the Jobs tab to access our current openings. You can sort these by Location, or view all current openings.

Can I apply for multiple positions?

You are more than welcome to submit applications to other positions you are interested in. You will need to answer a separate set of screening questions within our Applicant Tracking System, UltiPro, for each new position you are applying to. 

Do you accept paper applications and/or resumes?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any paper applications or resumes. All candidates are required to apply online. 

What happens after I submit my application?

When your application is received, you will receive a confirmation email from our Applicant Tracking System. Your application will be reviewed by the Recruitment team and if you met the qualifications for the position(s), it will be forwarded to the hiring manager over the position. If you are selected to move forward, the first step in the interview process is typically a 20-30 minute phone interview with one of our Recruiters.

Hiring time varies by department and location. If you are being considered for a position, you will be contacted by us. There is no need to contact us to check on the progress of your application. To view the status of your application, you can log into your applicant dashboard. All of the positions you have applied to will be listed, along with their current status. If a position is closed, you will receive an email informing you. 

How often are job postings updated?

Job postings are updated in real time as they are received from the different offices, which is typically daily. Any job postings listed on our Careers page currently accepting applications. 

What should I wear to an onsite interview?

Most employees dress in business casual or smart casual attire. For your interview, please dress in attire that is professionally appropriate for the position you are applying for. At Ultimate, we appreciate self-expression and personal style. If you have piercings, tattoos, or colored hair, come as you are. We celebrate diversity and uniqueness.


How should I prepare for an onsite interview?

Know what position you are interviewing for and prepare questions in advance.

Plan on being at your interview location 15 minutes before the start of your first interview.

If interviewing for a technical position, ask your recruiter if there are any other ways to prepare. You may be asked to do a whiteboarding session, an onsite coding test, etc.

Familiarize yourself with your interviewers and Ultimate Software by reviewing our various online websites and LinkedIn.

Unless your recruiter specified any additional items, all you need is yourself. However, you may bring extra copies of your resume if you wish.

Reviews for Ultimate Software

Reviews - What employees say

4.44 Employees say
4.24 Applicants say

Company Culture

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

Support from management

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

Teamwork

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

Freedom to work independently

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

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.

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Career Development

The company trains its employees through courses.

Overall compensation for your work

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

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.

Work-Life Balance

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

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.

Job Security

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

Challenging Work

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

Inclusive / Diverse

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

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.

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Software
  • City
    Weston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

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

Support from management

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

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

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

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

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Career Development

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

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

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

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

Company Image

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

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

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

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing

Inclusive / Diverse

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

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.

What I like about the company

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

What I dislike about the company

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.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Software
  • City
    Weston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

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

Support from management

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

Teamwork

Always looking for the best way to encourage collaboration

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

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

Attitude towards older colleagues

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

Career Development

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

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

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

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

Company Image

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

Job Security

Company has never laid off an employee

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

Challenging Work

Work is challenging but not usually taxing

Inclusive / Diverse

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

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.

What I like about the company

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 about the company

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.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ultimate Software
  • City
    Weston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Review averages

  • 86 employees say

    Excellent (71)
    82.558139534884%
    Good (8)
    9.3023255813953%
    Satisfactory (5)
    5.8139534883721%
    Subpar (2)
    2.3255813953488%
    4.44
  • 21 applicants say

    Excellent (15)
    71.428571428571%
    Good (3)
    14.285714285714%
    Satisfactory (2)
    9.5238095238095%
    Subpar (1)
    4.7619047619048%
    4.24

kununu score comparisons

Ultimate Software
4.40
107 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.77
201,506 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,487,000 reviews