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The 50 Best Workplaces for Working Parents 2016

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance.

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Published together with our partner, Fortune, The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based upon feedback 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work–Certified companies who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Mothers, fathers and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day workplace experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace.

To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively mothers and fathers experience their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where parents tended to have a less positive experience than colleagues without children. Rankings also take into account how favorably parents experience 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. Organizations needed to have at least 50 employees to be considered and are compared to peers of a similar size.

To find out more about how to apply to this and other Best Workplace(TM) lists, visit Great Place to Work.

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and other office metrics.    

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Ultimate Software

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Employees say:

“I am a single working mother of three. I have had a more than 20-year career working with other organizations. I have never, ever experienced the kind of work-life balance that is embraced by Ultimate Software. There is such an implicit understanding: our company trusts us to get our jobs done and do not micro-manage or cross the work-life boundaries in any way. It has been so incredibly refreshing to get back quality time with my children—something that is truly priceless to me. Ultimate’s commitment to putting me and my family, first, makes me give 110% to doing whatever I can to help this company to succeed. I cannot say enough good things about Ultimate: they walk the walk, with each and every employee!”


“Work life balance is a priority here which is hard to find these days. At Ultimate Software, I am able to be a mom, wife, and have an amazing career which is a dream of mine. I am also able to work from home a few days a week and/or when I need to for my children. I had a health scare with my son last year and my coworkers at all levels and all departments were there for me to help me get through it. Ultimate Software is my home away from home and my second family. I am blessed beyond words.”

Company Info

HQ Location Weston, Fla.
Total # of Employees 3,126
Industry Information Technology

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 50
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 50
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 20
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 20
Days of parental leave after child adoption 20
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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