Company Culture

Our Commitment to People. Our Community. Our Culture.

"People First" isn't just a description of our attitude toward our customers or the design of our cloud-based human resources solution. It's also a statement about our workplace life. At Ultimate, we take care of our employees, and we know it will show in the way they take care of you.

There are thousands of us committed to developing trendsetting human capital management solutions, and passionate about providing the highest levels of customer service. The Ultimate Software environment is a culture defined by the way we think, work, and behave—treating coworkers, customers, vendors, and the community with honesty and respect.

Walk through the halls of our offices at any time and you’ll see something that’s often lacking in corporate America today: happy, smiling employees. At Ultimate Software, we value our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a culture built on innovation, trust, respect, and care for all people. We have been recognized by FORTUNE as the #1 Workplace for Hispanics and Latinos, and as one of the Best Workplaces for African-Americans. As of August 2016, Hispanics and African-Americans comprise 30 percent of Ultimate’s overall employee population, and 20 percent are members of our leadership team (manager or above), compared with an average of about six percent at four of the largest FORTUNE 500 companies in tech.

We take great pride in our people and in their accomplishments, foster their continued professional growth, and encourage their ideas. All of our departments have tenured people who know our HR solutions, believe in our mission, and understand our vision.

Our headquarters is in Weston, Florida. Perhaps it’s the sun or sea air that encourages Ultimate people to work with intensity, energy, and commitment. More likely, it is a genuine determination to deliver to our customers better HR and payroll cloud solutions than anyone else.

As individuals and as corporate citizens, the people of Ultimate Software also work to make a difference in our community. We firmly believe in doing the right thing and making a difference, starting locally. That’s evidenced by our contributions of time and money to charitable organizations such as:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross - Disaster Relief Efforts
  • ARC Broward
  • Becca's Closet
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
  • Kids in Distress
  • Leiter's Landing
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Rebuilding Together
  • United Way
  • YMCA

For more information on Ultimate Software's commitment to the community please visit Ultimate Software: Giving Back.


Military Veterans at Ultimate (UltiVets)
UltiVets is a community of interest for military veterans at Ultimate, their friends and families, and for fellow UltiPeeps to express their appreciation for the service of our nation’s veterans. Ultimate proudly hires veterans from every military branch to contribute in all areas of the organization. We are 100 UltiVets strong and growing! Their service to our country gives us an incredible sense of pride, and the leadership and expertise our UltiVets hold in their respective fields helps make Ultimate stronger.

Women in Leadership
Our second Community of Interest is for UltiWomen at all levels of the organization. The Women in Leadership community is dedicated to helping women achieve their maximum potential and allows them to discuss their goals, ask questions, and collaborate with one another on how they can positively impact future female leaders at work, at school, and in the community. As of August 2016, women comprise 49 percent our total workforce, and 42 percent of all UltiWomen hold leadership positions (manager or above) at Ultimate.

Ultimate Software’s first Community of Interest, was founded in May of 2014.

PRIDE US is Ultimate’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQIA) organization. With more than 170 members today, PRIDE US stands for: People Respecting Individual Differences Empower Ultimate Software. The mission of the community is to ensure that everyone feels safe, welcome, and comfortable bringing their whole selves to work while volunteering to help make the world a better place for everyone.

In June 2016, PRIDE US hosted Ultimate Software’s First Annual Interoffice Pride Day, celebrating with a cube and office decorating contest in various locations, while fund-raising for crucial LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations through bake sales, employee donations, and PRIDE US t-shirt sales.

Ultimate Software and PRIDE US also supports the organizations below through charitable donations and employee volunteer events.

  • GLBT National Help Center
  • Trevor Project
  • Miami Bridge
  • Equality Orlando
  • The Armorettes (Atlanta)
  • Bryan's House (Dallas)
  • Lost N' Found Youth (Atlanta)
  • The 519 (Toronto)

Our company culture makes us one-of-a-kind. It means putting people first every day—from our longest-serving employee to our newest customer.