Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, announced today that Fortune and Great Place to Work rank Ultimate #1 on their 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list for 2019. This marks Ultimate’s third consecutive year to top the list, which recognizes companies with high-trust cultures offering millennial (born in 1981 or later) employees fulfilling and meaningful work, abundant opportunities for career development, extraordinary benefits, and positive workplace experiences.
Through its companywide “People First” culture, Ultimate focuses on building long-term, productive, and caring relationships with all employees. Ultimate provides a comprehensive range of benefits designed to serve people of every age, and at every stage of their careers. Among these benefits are 100% company-paid healthcare premiums (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their families, including coverage for IVF treatments and gender reassignment surgery; a 45% dollar-for-dollar company match on all employee 401(k) contributions, with no cap, up to federal limits; unlimited PTO, so employees can take vacation days as they see fit; 3 paid service days every year to spend time volunteering and supporting the charities they’re passionate about; paid leave for mothers (10 weeks), fathers (4 weeks), and parents adopting children (10 weeks), as well as $10,000 (per child, up to 2 children) in financial assistance to help cover the legal costs of adoption.
Ultimate fosters employees’ ongoing career growth and personal development through a variety of educational programs, such as the year-long LeadUS courses that prepare high performers for leadership roles and provide extended training for current managers and directors. Ultimate’s diverse Communities of Interest—PRIDEUS, Women in Leadership, UltiVETS, UltiHOPE, and Women in Technology—offer learning, networking, and social events that promote inclusivity, respect, care, and support for all individuals. In January 2019, Ultimate launched the U Belong program, which builds upon the company’s longstanding diversity, equality, and belonging practices to better ensure all people feel safe and welcome being their authentic selves at work.
“Although this ranking recognizes our millennial employees, we share this honor with our entire Ultimate family and congratulate our more than 5,400 employees today who’ve made this all possible,” said Vivian Maza, chief culture officer at Ultimate. “Every day since day one, we’ve dedicated every part of ourselves to ensuring people of all ages feel valued and respected, from the collaborative work they do in the office to the greater impacts made within our communities. Together, by always doing the right thing and caring for one another, we’ve kept our culture strong and have helped create better employee experiences for our customers and their people around the world.”
“Congratulations to Ultimate Software for ranking #1 on our list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. According to our surveys, 98% of Ultimate’s millennial employees say they are experiencing a great place to work,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “At Ultimate’s Connections conference this year, I saw first-hand how powerful the company’s culture is when I met many long-tenured employees and addressed thousands of thrilled customers. The positive relationships that Ultimate inspires empower everyone to bring their full potential to the workplace and the world.”
Rankings on Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials for 2019 are determined by Great Place to Work via its data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index survey responses from employees across the United States. The annual surveys evaluate more than 60 elements of employees’ experiences on the job—such as how much they trust company leaders, whether all people are treated with respect, the fairness of workplace decisions, and levels of camaraderie among teams. Great Place to Work bases rankings on employees’ feedback and rewards companies that best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.
About Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based human capital management and employee experience solutions, with more than 51 million people records in the cloud. Our award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management, as well as HR service delivery solutions. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 5,400 professionals. In 2019, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work ranked Ultimate #1 on their Best Workplaces in Technology list, in the “Large Companies” category, Ultimate’s fourth consecutive year to top the list. Customer Sales and Service World Awards recognized Ultimate’s Services team as the #1 Customer Service Department of the Year in 2018 for companies with 2,500 or more employees across diverse industries. Ultimate has more than 6,400 customers worldwide, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, First Horizon National Corporation, Red Roof Inn, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services can be found at www.ultimatesoftware.com.
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