At ULTIMATE SOFTWARE, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1277 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.94. It was published on Sep 10, 2015. 58176 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
We have special and unique benefits here.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked ULTIMATE SOFTWARE to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide cloud-based human capital management solutions, including HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, to businesses, connecting people with the information they need to work more effectively. We support more than 20 million people records in our cloud.

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: WESTON, Florida
Stock Symbol: ULTI US Employees: 2547
US revenues: $492.91 million Worldwide revenues: $505.94 million
Employees worldwide: 2604 Founded: 1990
Industry: Information Technology

UltiPeeps celebrate rollout of UltiHome, a site made by and for employees

Perks and Programs

We asked ULTIMATE SOFTWARE to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • 100% Employer-Paid Medical Coverage: For both employees and their family members, Ultimate Software pays 100% of the premium for healthcare (PPO), prescription, dental, and vision coverage. Same-sex employees and their spouses enjoy this coverage as well, as do part-time employees who work an average of 30 hours per week for 9 months.
  • 35% 401(k)-Match - No Cap: Ultimate Software matches employee contributions to the 401(k) plan at 35% with no cap on the matching amount (unlike some companies that, for example, may match at 50% but limit the match to the first 4% of the employee’s salary, making the match effectively 2%). Ultimate also makes this match every pay period for UltiPeeps rather than waiting until the year's end.
  • 100% Equity Participation: Ultimate Software makes all of its employees owners by awarding all new hires restricted stock units (RSUs) when they join the company. Throughout their careers at Ultimate, UltiPeeps continue to receive additional RSU awards, based upon their performance. This benefit is significant since Ultimate’s share price is up more than 1000% since the end of 2008, trading as high as $185 in July 2015.
  • 2-Day, Expenses-Paid New-Hire Orientation: Ultimate Software pays for all new employees quarterly to be flown to Weston, Florida, for a 2-day new-hire orientation. After hearing formal presentations, new hires have an opportunity to personally meet CEO Scott Scherr, CPO Vivian Maza, and other executives in casual venues like the barbecue lunch at headquarters and Italian dinner at Capriccio’s, the restaurant where Ultimate has had countless festive company gatherings since its founding 25 years ago. While at headquarters, CPO Vivian treats new hires to a tour of the company that includes a visit to CEO Scott’s office, where he loves to chat about Ultimate’s history and the many memorabilia from UltiPeeps displayed on his walls. All this follows their online Welcome through UltiPro Onboarding, assigned mentors, training, and department orientations.
  • No Employment or Non-Compete Agreements: Since Ultimate Software was founded in 1990, our CEO Scott Scherr has wanted only those employees who have a true desire to be with the company. For that reason, he’s never used employment or non-compete agreements to prevent employees from leaving. People stay with Ultimate because they want to be there. They stay because it’s a unique environment of trust, innovation, and collaboration. They grow with the company—building competencies, careers, and long-term relationships. They stay because they love the family-like culture. That’s why today, Ultimate has a very-high-for-the-technology-industry employee-retention rate of 93%.


35% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 7% of an employee's salary 100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage
$5250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Subsidized public transportation
UltiPeeps play Nerf basketball in their offices


28 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 60 days Job protected maternity leave
30 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Flexible schedule
  • Compressed work weeks (15% use it)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Telecommute option (50% use it)
  • Offsite subsidized childcare
  • Elder care resources


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Blood pressure screening
UltiPeeps enjoy juggling for relaxation and as a way to re-focus.


UltiPeep new hires talk with CEO Scott Scherr in his office

How to Get Hired

We asked ULTIMATE SOFTWARE for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

In addition to verifiable competencies, we are looking for intelligent, can-do people who enjoy challenging work, innovation, and collaboration. Candidates for Ultimate Software’s open positions interview with several UltiPeeps, who typically assess them on:  role-related knowledge and experience, strategic thinking, team-player attitude, long-term mindset, growth potential, and “fit” with Ultimate's culture. See more detail on our culture and process at  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We recommend that applicants visit our website to learn more about our culture and the work we do before applying. They can also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites to learn more about us and develop a relationship with our people. When submitting a résumé online, they should be sure to share their career goals, explain how they expect to contribute to Ultimate's success, and list specific examples of accomplishments and competencies, including facts that show the quality of their capabilities. Another tip is to be persistent. One person, who is now an UltiPeep, tried for three different positions in succession before finding the perfect fit. For more information on careers at Ultimate, visit 

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

Our general process is fairly typical of technology companies. After our recruiters have evaluated résumés and had one or more positive telephone interviews with applicants, they invite candidates to visit one of our offices to interview in person with hiring managers and often with UltiPeeps in similar or co-working roles. We have a history of hiring exceptionally talented people at Ultimate, and our UltiPeeps’ assessments of candidates have a significant impact on our final decisions. Some of our departments have unique processes in place for screening people. In Product Development, for example, we have a well-developed internship program where we both train and assess interns for permanent positions. In Services, potential candidates take Analytical and Cultural Assessments to determine if they are a fit for our service roles. When hired, they go through a 14-week training process. Other departments have approaches tailored to their needs as well.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for unusually talented engineers and people with strong experience in customer service positions, such as activation/implementation consultants and customer support specialists.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our careers page:  

hiring Outlook

24% Job Growth 47 Average applicants per opening
4% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 25385 Applicants in past year
656 Openings in past year 36% New hires by employee referrals


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