Ultimate Software Named #3 Best Company to Work For by Fortune

February 21, 2018

Ultimate Software

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Date: February 20, 2018

Ultimate Software, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Fortune and Great Place to Work have ranked Ultimate #3 on their 2018 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Ultimate’s highest-ever ranking, honoring our commitment to developing a “People First” workplace culture built on collaboration, camaraderie, and care for all individuals.

“From the beginning, it’s been about people. Respect, honor, and trust in everyone, every day,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “We’ve never wavered in our core belief: when you put your people first, they’ll take care of one another, your customers, and your business. Our focus on people is the reason we’re here—it drives the innovative HR technology we create and the industry-leading customer service we provide. Today, 27 years in, we’re stronger than ever, and our success starts with every one of our employees. They’re our family, and Ultimate’s our home. We take great pride in our people and this recognition. We’ll continue to put people at the forefront of all we do. Always.”

How Ultimate Cares for Employees—and Their Families
Through a variety of companywide programs, benefits, and perks, Ultimate’s people are empowered to learn and grow as professionals, succeed through teamwork, celebrate accomplishments together, and give back in the community.

Our comprehensive benefits package for all regular, full-time employees includes:

• 100% employer-paid healthcare (medical, dental, and vision premiums) for employees and their families, including same-sex married couples, with coverage for IVF treatments
• 40% dollar-for-dollar match on all employee 401(k) contributions, with no cap, up to federal limits
• Unlimited PTO for salaried employees; 15 days per year for hourly employees
• Paid parental leave: maternity/adoption (10 weeks), paternity (4 weeks)
• Company equity in the form of ULTI restricted stock units (RSUs) gifted upon hiring, with the ability to earn additional shares for performance
• Three paid service days per year, for employees to volunteer and support the charities and nonprofits of their choosing

Ultimate fosters career and personal growth through ongoing learning opportunities and mentorship, as well as our leadership-development programs. Employees are also encouraged to join and participate in Ultimate’s diverse Communities of Interest: PrideUS for LGBTQIA individuals; Women in Leadership for women at all levels of the organization; UltiVETS for veterans and active service members; and UltiHOPE, established in October 2017 as a support network for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Additionally, Ultimate prioritizes employees’ overall health with onsite wellness and exercise programs (meditation, yoga, and Pilates).

Recent Recognition for Ultimate’s “People First” Culture
The 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking follows more than 30 awards and honors in the past 12 months recognizing Ultimate’s 
employee-centric culture
. This includes ranking #1 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology list for the third consecutive year, #2 on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women, and #2 on People magazine’s 50 Companies That Care; being named the Best Midsize Place to Work in IT by Computerworld magazine; and earning the Outstanding Large Corporation of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for our commitment to the community.

In determining this year’s rankings on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Great Place to Work employed a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 310,000 U.S.-based employees at companies with more than 1,000 employees and representing a spectrum of industries. Employees rated their workplace cultures on more than 50 elements, including trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie, and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking also accounted for the experiences of women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members, and employees with disabilities.

To view the full 2018 list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, visit http://fortune.com/best-companies.

About Great Place to Work®
is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, Industries, and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention, and stock performance.



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