Fortune.com has included Ultimate Software on the top 100 best companies to work for. This year it was ranked among the top, as well as last year. People Magazine has named Ultimate # 3 on their list of Companies that Care. The employees feel proud to say that they work there, and with all reason! Ultimate Software has 4.5 out of 5 stars in different job platforms and excellent reviews of their staff. It is, without any doubt, a place where you can develop your career: great work atmosphere, challenging tasks, and nice feedback with coworkers and superiors.
“People First!” Motto
Ultimate Software puts their employees first. This motto definitely speaks for the company. Although the workload is demanding and stressful, the CEO Scott Scherr, qualified as one of the top CEOs this year and with 95% of the employees’ approval. He takes care of everyone at the company. The supportive and caring attitude of this company creates employees who, in tern, take care of the customers. Since the employees feel valued, it is easy for them to make their customers their number one priority.
The company statistics of employee engagement and retention clearly show that the staff of this company is formed by competent people who also fit the “People First” culture.
Benefits vs a Big paycheck
When aiming for a dream job, we always look for the best salary, in the beginning. However, benefits such as health care coverage, retirement plan, and time off are important too and those perks can make such a big difference in employees’ performance and their savings balance. Ultimate Software offers a 100% coverage of an employee’s health care and his/her dependent. This plan also includes dental, vision, prescription drug subsidy and access to mental health care; free boot camp classes, reward trips for employees of all departments, two paid days to charity and more are included on the list of perks of this IT company.
Work-Life Balance and Other Policies
Besides the paycheck and benefits, there are some other qualities that make Ultimate Software a great company to work for. This company lets the employees to maintain a work-life balance; in addition to family care programs, like a childcare center and lactation rooms. They also allow employees to have flexible work schedules and to take days off, if needed, or work from home.
Ultimate Software is an inclusive company which has a written policy that prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation. Here, women represent a large percentage, 37% and 42%, among executives and mid-level managers respectively. Minorities in this company comprise 43% of the total workforce.
Management at Ultimate Software
The leadership at Ultimate Software strongly believe in the CEO, Scott Scherr’s, philosophy about teamwork and putting the people first. If a manager doesn’t follow this philosophy, they are probably not the right fit. The key to making this philosophy work is that the managers truly care about their employees. One manager even told her employee, “I’m not your boss, I’m your friend.” Even those who have been promoted into different areas of the company remain friends.
Employees feel that their coworkers at Ultimate Software are their second family, and sometimes even their first family. They have fun at work together and this allows those friendship and family bonds to be formed. They have football, at the office, and happy hours. They go on trips to Disney together. Everyone has a level of commodore, trust, and respect with each other.
Working for Ultimate Software will give you the opportunity to start and develop a career, with excellent benefits, and a comfortable work environment. You will be engaged in a fun family culture which builds relationships. You’ll love your job, the people that you work with, and even management and senior leadership.
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