Ultimate Software Named #7 Best Company to Work For by Fortune, Marking Highest-Ever Ranking, Sixth Consecutive Year on List

March 9, 2017

Ultimate Software

Date: March 9, 2017 9:00 AM EDT

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that Fortune has ranked Ultimate #7 on its 2017 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Ultimate’s highest-ever ranking on the prestigious list and our sixth consecutive year in the top 25, recognizing our core commitment to fostering a “People First” workplace built on care, trust, and respect.

“Our people make Ultimate who we are, and our first priority is to care for them like family—always,” said Scott Scherr, CEO, president, and founder of Ultimate. “We’re 100% focused on providing a positive, productive workplace for our people, and we help our customers do the same for their people. Since the beginning, we’ve believed that putting people first empowers them to achieve personal success and impact business in great ways. They are motivated to create the most innovative products, deliver the best service to customers, and support one another as a team, every day. From developing our culture to building our HR and payroll technology, ‘People First’ shines through Ultimate at every step.”

Through a variety of employee-centric programs, benefits, and perks, Ultimate’s people are inspired to learn and grow as professionals, succeed through collaboration, celebrate team accomplishments, and give back in the community. Benefits for all regular, full-time employees include 100% employer-paid healthcare coverage for themselves and their families, including same-sex married couples; a 401(k) retirement plan with a 40% company match on every dollar, with no cap; restricted stock units gifted upon hiring, with the ability to earn additional shares for outstanding performance; paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave; and two paid service days a year for employees to volunteer in their communities at nonprofit organizations of their choosing.

Ultimate fosters career and personal growth through ongoing learning opportunities, as well as our leadership-development programs, LeadUS and Footprints. Employees are also encouraged to join and participate in Ultimate’s diverse Communities of Interest—PrideUS, Women in Leadership, and UltiVETS—each offering networking events and promoting acceptance, equality, and support for all individuals. Additionally, Ultimate prioritizes employees’ overall wellbeing and cultivates engagement with everyday perks such as on-site massages, meditation, acupuncture, and exercise classes; a Starbucks on campus; companywide birthday celebrations; frequent food; and monthly visits from the ice cream truck, with free treats.

Ultimate congratulates all our customers also named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, with special recognition to Google, celebrating its eighth year at #1. Some of our customers who made the list include Activision Blizzard, Acuity, Adobe Systems, American Fidelity Assurance, Baker Donelson, Camden Property Trust, The Container Store, David Weekley Homes, Hyland, JM Family Enterprises, Kimley-Horn, Nvidia, Quicken Loans, REI, Slalom, TDIndustries, and Veterans United Home Loans.

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

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