Ultimate Software

www.ultimatesoftware.com
Women's Ratings
4.5
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One of FORTUNE’s Best Companies to Work For, Best Workplaces for Women, and Great Workplaces for Millennials, Ultimate Software has a passion for putting people first and a company culture unlike any other. We know success comes from happy employees helping happy customers. Our people develop and deliver UltiPro®, an award-winning, cloud-based human capital management solution.

Founded in 1990 and based in south FL, Ultimate supports thousands of customers, representing diverse industries and managing millions of employees across the world.
Highlights from Ultimate Software
  • Ultimate Software Jess Keeney

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Ultimate Software

    • Name

      Jess Keeney

    • Position

      Senior Director, Product Development

      Weston, FL

    Jess works with all engineering and product verticals including strategy, architecture, platform, partner alliances, operations and support teams. She plans, defines, manages and delivers highly visibile programs in a timely manner. Focuses on building high performing cohesive teams and interacts productively and energetically to achieve success. Demonstrates change management skills and a keen understanding of various customers’ needs, provides a compelling value proposition, and continuously finds ways to forward strategic initiatives.

  • Ultimate Software Kellie Jones

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Ultimate Software

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      Kellie Jones

    • Position

      Senior Director, Products

      Atlanta, GA

    Kellie leads the product organization for the Pay & Tax areas of UltiPro.  She and her team work with customers, service teams, sales, regulatory agencies, and development to set the future direction of UltiPro as it relates to payroll and its services.  Passionate about taking complex problems, simplifying them for her customers and taking an outside in approach to building solutions.   Also loves to learn new geeky things like improv and glass blowing.

  • Ultimate Software Melanie Erwin

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Ultimate Software

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      Melanie Erwin

    • Position

      Director, Customer Resolution

      Atlanta, GA

    Melanie is responsible for improving customers’ experience by ensuring the product development teams clearly understand the impact of the product on customers. She is an innovative thought leader responsible for managing complex change within the organization. She is very passionate about leadership and ensuring people have the tools and support they need to be the best leaders possible. In 2015, she received the Outstanding Leadership Award in the Development organization. Prior to moving to Development in 2014, Melanie served as a senior leader in the Customer Success organization, where she led initiatives to improve retention and customer satisfaction.

    Before joining Ultimate in 2012, Melanie took a sabbatical to care for her second child, who was born with special needs. She worked at Oracle/PeopleSoft prior to the sabbatical and had various leadership roles in their Technology Consulting practice. She found her passion for leading and mentoring at PeopleSoft. 

    Melanie enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband.  She has a passion for tennis and plays competitively whenever she can.

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What Women Should Know about Working At Ultimate Software
Why work for Ultimate Software?
We truly put our people first. We value doing the right thing, and always being honest. We trust our employees and empower them to innovate on a daily basis. We encourage constant learning and a work life balance, and we are passionate about diversity and inclusion.   

We are recognized by:
  • Fortune Best Places To Work
  • Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Companies
  • People Magazine’s Companies That Care
  • CIO Best Places to Work for Women in Technology

The following practices are just some of what we offer to our employees:

  • UltiService: Paid Time for Community Service: 2 days/year
  • Tuition Reimbursement: $5,250/year non-taxable reimbursement for degree seeking business related courses.
  • Certification Reimbursements: 100% reimbursement for certain certifications specific to position with manager approval.
  • Discounts: Movie tickets, theme park tickets, other entertainment tickets, hotel stays, and auto rentals.
  • Financial Education Tools: John Hancock provides free access to interactive learning tools on personal finances.
  • Estate Planning Services: Aetna provides estate and funeral planning assistance.
  • Travel Protection: Aetna provides 24/7 support for travel services and emergencies.
  • Wellness Program: Sprout on-line wellness platorm that helps you reach your fitness goals 
  • Mindfulness@Work: provides 24/7 mindfulness sessions as well as 12 week program.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Helps employees cope with personal and/or work-related problems that may impact job performance and/or daily life (i.e. anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, trouble sleeping, grief counseling, etc.). 

Gender diversity statistics

    • Gender diversity information
      • 37% of executive management team is female
      • 42% of mid-level managers are female
      • 43% of front-line manager or supervisors are female
    • Women in workforce
    • 49%
    • Women holding senior management
    • 37%

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • Women in Leadership Community of Interest
      Our mission is to help women at Ultimate reach their maximum potential and to support each other. We encourage women to take a leadership role in all aspects of their lives - not just work, but also in our family lives, and in our community. Leadership is not all about titles and position - it involves being a stronger, more powerful, positive influence in the lives of others. We are advocates for strong, independent females at Ultimate and encourage you to join our advocacy. We hold fun events such as Wellness Retreats, Lunch & Learns, Self Defense classes, and Sip & Paint events.

      We also have a $20,000 "Athena Scholarship" eligible for young women from Ulti families. Through this scholarship, we aim to find and support extraordinary young women as they embark on their educational journeys as technologists or leaders, and over time help them grow into role models for the next generation of young women who will positively impact the communities in which we live and work.
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Percentage of your workforce that takes advantage of flexible working
    • 40%

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • Family is so important to us here at Ultimate Software. We strive to maintain a work life balance for our employees, and we believe maternity, paternity, and adoption leave are critical benefits to offer.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, 10 weeks
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes, 4 weeks
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes, 10 weeks

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Fertility benefits
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • Care@Work: Provides 15 days of subsidized care per calendar year to be used for either:
      • Facility-based care for dependent child ($15/day)
      • In-home care for dependent child, parent, in-law or spouse ($5/hour with 4-hour minimum)
    • Back-up childcare
    • Yes
    • Childcare subsidies
    • Yes
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes

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