Ultimate Software Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Pros
  • The company emphasizes a healthy work-life balance and follows through with it (in 12 reviews)

  • Monthly visit from the ice cream truck at HQ (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I have no cons at this moment in time that I would like to share (in 15 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is important and you need to ensure you are keeping yours at a good ratio (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Ultimate Software

    Pros

    Great Benefits and dynamic work environment

    Cons

    I would say that there are no Cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A company that takes care of you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Weston, FL

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Besides the countless paid-for benefits like health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, and PTO days, there are also a number of other perks that the company gives for use, like monthly breakfast, monthly cake, monthly ice cream, and our yearly trip to Orlando.

    Sure all of these things are nice, but they are all in an effort to make sure we are happy to come to work each day and want to be productive workers. I truly appreciate being in such an environment!

    Cons

    The one thing I find wrong about our company is our process for getting work done. Although we are trying to be an agile company, which is a great goal, we seem to have trouble enforcing it and supporting it. Semi-annual releases does not fit well with an agile system, and the month long testing that comes before-hand is never fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to get more agile. The goal of being able to deploy a small number of features at quicker intervals is the way most companies are trending towards, and helps keep our customers happy as well. I would like to see US achieve that goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - FL Florida in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - FL Florida in Weston, FL

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome opportunities if you are a self-starter and take the initiative, great pay compared to the area, people are tight

    Cons

    Need to make an effort to socialize since it's a social company, management does not hold your hand so they give you lots of rope to hang or win, up to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that the company is 25 years old, need to put processes in lace to cultivate new managers and talent. Better internal controls around costs and time management is needed as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. I've been with Ultimate for 8 yrs now .. and in my 2nd role with the company. I am a lifer!

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A CEO that truly cares about his people .. he walks the walk.

    Cons

    As with any company in constant growth and change, you have to be flexible with change and go with the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we continue to grow .. keep that "small company feel" by staying close to the on the front line ee's when making decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Fantastic company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ultimate treats all employees like family. Many of the employees (myself included) work virtually, which can make it hard to keep a "team feeling", but Ultimate goes out of its way to make sure everyone knows they are part of the US family. The benefits are great, and Viv and her team are always looking for ways to improve, and I have seen first hand that they take employees' recommendations into account when making changes. While the expectation is employees will put in a lot of hard work, the company realizes that work/life balance is key, and you are never made to feel guilty if you need to take time out of your work day for your personal life.

    Cons

    The good and the bad is that the company is growing and very dynamic, because of that, some of the tools and process/procedures aren't always communicated or available as much as they should be. The company is making strides in this area, and with some dedicated resources, this is easily overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Continue empowering your management teams, which allows them to empower their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. There is none better!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Ultimate Software

    Pros

    The company has created a culture unlike anything I have ever seen. People truly love what they do and love coming to work. I have had more access/facetime to C-level executives within a month of working at Ultimate than I had ever had in all my 9 years with "The Big Red Giant". Family environment with A+ talent. I have found the job of my dreams and plan on retiring with Ultimate.

    Cons

    The CEO does not believe in growing the company via adding more headcount/salesmen (which is a great thing), but that means they expect their team to out sell themselves year over year. Quotas can be a bit aggressive, but still attainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. So happy to be working for a company that is innovation driven

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ultimate Software

    Pros

    great benefits, nice environment that enables employees to fully contrib. their best

    Cons

    this is not place for of complacency... things move fast, its not for the run of the mill... now that's not really a con, is it ;)

  9. From internship to fulltime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Iteration Manager in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Iteration Manager in Weston, FL

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding! Work life balance is encouraged. There are opportunities to contribute to the community and give back. It is an amazing culture and more than a job, I call it family.

    Cons

    Some positions have restricted working remote policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in coaching, mentoring ....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company that has great benefits and emphasizes employees being their primary priority.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ultimate Software

    Pros

    Great benefits, people first culture, rapidly growing and hiring

    Cons

    Company is growing rapidly. The culture that was created for employees is changing and may be lost. Ultimate's leadership goal is 1 billion. The focus has changed from employee focus to the billion. Should be interesting to see what transpires in the interim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ultimate offers advancement in management if you know the right people and you are in the right circles.

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    Systems Consultant

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    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ultimate Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing onboarding experience! Truly a People First company!! I have had such a warm, supportive, welcome to the company. Benefits, perks, and growth potential is unsurpassed.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report at this point in my journey. I am completely satisfied. Best decision I've ever made, career-wise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing to lead the industry, not only in HCM, but in Company Culture as well!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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