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Fortune Names Ultimate Software #3 Best Workplace for Parents

Date: December 29, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it has been ranked #3 on the 2016 list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, created by Fortune and Great Place to Work. The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based upon the feedback from 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work-Certified companies that completed the Trust Index© Employee Survey.

“We are honored to be ranked on the 50 Best Places to Work for Parents list because the ‘People First’ culture at Ultimate is a statement about our commitment to employees and their families,” said Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate. “We recognize that parenting responsibilities have evolved, and we have designed our policies, workplace, and culture to support both mothers and fathers in their new roles. We know that when we take care of our people, it will show in the way they take care of our customers.”

Ultimate provides 10 weeks of paid maternity leave to all full-time female employees and four weeks paid paternity leave to all full-time employees whose spouse has a child or who has adopted a newborn child up to age 1. Additionally, Ultimate offers private, onsite "Mommy's Rooms" for nursing mothers, with lactation machines and other resources. Ultimate excels as an "Employer of Choice" with extremely competitive benefits, including 100-percent-employer-paid health coverage for full-time employees and their families.

Rankings were derived from the answers of U.S. employees across industries to 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day work experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their assessment of the quality of the workplace.

To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively mothers and fathers experienced their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where parents tended to have a less positive experience than colleagues without children. The ranking also takes into account how favorably parents experienced their workplace relative to colleagues without children, as well as the availability and generosity of maternity and paternity leave programs, adoption support, and childcare programs.

For more information on Fortune’s list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, visit http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-parents.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies, and over a half dozen different industries.

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About Ultimate Software
Ultimate is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, with more than 30 million people records in the cloud. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate is headquartered in Weston, Florida, and employs more than 3,500 professionals. In 2016, Fortune ranked Ultimate #1 on its list of 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology and #15 on its 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the fifth consecutive year to be ranked in the top 25. Ultimate was also ranked #1 on Glassdoor’s list of 25 Highest-Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For, listed #8 on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies, and ranked #1 in customer satisfaction in G2 Crowd’s Summer 2016 Core HR Software Grid report, based on user reviews. Ultimate has more than 3,500 customers with employees in 160 countries, including Bloomin’ Brands, Culligan International, Feeding America, Major League Baseball, Pep Boys, SUBWAY, Texas Roadhouse, and Yamaha Corporation of America. More information on Ultimate’s products and services for people management can be found www.ultimatesoftware.com.

UltiPro is a registered trademark of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact Information:

Darlene Marcroft, Vice President of PR and Communications at Ultimate Software
phone: 954-331-7444; email: darlene_marcroft@ultimatesoftware.com

For sales information, phone: 800-432-1729; website: www.ultimatesoftware.com