PEOPLE Magazine Ranks Ultimate Software #3 on its 50 Companies That Care List for 2018

July 25, 2018

Ultimate Software


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July 25, 2018-Ultimate Software, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that PEOPLE magazine, in coordination with Great Place to Work, ranks Ultimate #3 on its 50 Companies That Care list for 2018. The ranking recognizes companies that go the extra mile to foster caring workplace cultures by offering employees extraordinary benefits and perks, continuous professional and personal development, and plentiful opportunities for charitable giving and community service.

“We’re honored to be one of PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care for the second year in a row,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. “Caring for others is vital to Ultimate’s ‘People First’ culture, and we’ve made it part of our mission since day one. What started as a plan to provide the industry’s best HR software and service has grown into so much more. We recognize the positive impact people can have every day when they’re fully committed to helping one another and respecting all individuals as their equals. We’re truly inspired and proud of our employees, and the extraordinary lengths they go to make a difference worldwide.”

Employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and to join Ultimate’s companywide Communities of Interest—including PRIDEUS for LGBTQIA individuals; Women in Leadership for women at all job levels; UltiVETS for veterans and active service members; and UltiHOPE for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Each group offers year-round networking, educational, and social events that promote diversity, inclusivity, equality, and support. Ultimate demonstrates care for its employees’ health and well-being with a variety of programs, including onsite massages, meditation, acupuncture, cupping, exercise classes, and access to a full-time wellness coach. The company fosters ongoing career growth through a leadership development program, and a comprehensive learning academy with in-person and online courses available to all employees.

Ultimate also facilitates a caring and supportive workplace through a variety of benefits for employees. These include 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for all full-time employees and their families, including same-sex married couples; a 401(k) retirement plan with a 40% dollar-for-dollar company match, up to federal limits; paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave; unlimited PTO; and three paid service days a year for volunteering at nonprofit organizations of their choice. Employees are also essentially part owners of Ultimate, receiving restricted stock units upon hiring, with the opportunity to earn additional shares for outstanding performance.

Rankings on PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care list represent feedback from more than 4.5 million employees surveyed across the United States at Great Place to Work-certified organizations. Those surveyed answered questions about how their workplaces make a difference in their lives and communities, as well as the overall generosity of their organizations’ benefits and philanthropic support.

Ultimate ranks among companies such as Salesforce, Deloitte, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Edward Jones in the top 10 of this year’s list. For more information on PEOPLE magazine’s 50 Companies That Care, visit The list will also be featured in the August 6 print edition of PEOPLE magazine, available nationwide on July 27.


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