The 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads 2018: Ultimate Software

Our list of 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads in 2018 recognizes companies with exceptional paternity leave and benefits programs.

by Fatherly
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Shane Martin for Ultimate Software

Fatherly’s annual “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” ranking is a celebration of corporations committed to helping men manage their dual roles as providers and caregivers. Though only one company can be ranked number one, every company featured has provided real support for working parents with exceptional and thoughtful offerings.

Ultimate Software

Rank: 34

2017 Rank: N/AFull-Time Employees: 4,200

Developers working at Ultimate Software can rest assured that the technology company has their backs. Ultimate Software, which sells cloud-based HR software for businesses, is based in Weston, Florida – making it the rare company on this list not in the Northeast or California – and offers 10 weeks of paid parental leave.

In addition to parental leave, Ultimate offers a suite of benefits that appeal to parents. There are childcare subsidies and backup childcare support offering as well as unlimited paid time off to stay home with their sick children. Ultimate also offers several programs for new parents, including a special group known as UltiBabies, which provides resources and support for all employees with small children.

Fatherly’s 2018 rankings are based on a scoring metric inclusive of data related to company policies on the following issues: paid parent leave, ramp-back time, flextime, onsite childcare, childcare subsidies, backup childcare, number of sick days, support groups, fertility aid, adoption aid, student loan assistance, education funding, bereavement leave, elder care planning. Length of paid leave, onsite childcare, and ramp-back time were the most heavily weighted ranking factors.

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