Workday Reviews

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and a really great company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth (in 6 reviews)

  • They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere, Interesting People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Everyone really loves being here, loves each other, or (usually) both. Lots of company sponsored activities which make every week exciting. Management cares about you. You become inspired to work harder. Good pay, free housing (for interns and some positions).

    Cons

    Not many training courses offered for those that like learning from courses. Lots of people still stay after 5, so there is pressure to work longer hours. At times, hard to concentrate because people are always talking and laughing with each other, but a good pair of headphones will help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Almost perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment. Some of the best people you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    Infrequent raises, even for long-time employees. One or two departments treat their employees badly. And there really aren't enough bathrooms on each floor anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for employees to transfer internally. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been an amazing time working at Workday. The people are extremely friendly and are always willing to help.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Community as a whole
    The work environment

    Cons

    Upper management seems to abuse their power a bit much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe that because you are in a higher position, you will receive everything your heart desires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, great employees, great technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working here is a great time. Lots of company parties, team outings, great culture and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very competitive with pay, raises, RSU's, or bonuses. I've been here 2 years and I just received my first raise. It would have been a good first year raise, but after 2 years I was expecting much more. They also only give raises/promotions twice a year during performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday as a contractor

    Pros

    Pay is good and company is growing quickly.

    Cons

    Politics within management which is quite unfortunate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a very fun enviornment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    Manager really cares about the employee.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negatives.

  8.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Every employee gets a laptop to work

    Cons

    Location is really far from SF

  9.  

    Everyone is Super Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Fun Culture
    -Is growing rapidly
    -wants to get better
    - is killing the competition

    Cons

    People who have been in management since the company started aren't up-to-date with the consumer app quality that Workday is aspiring for. It really holds it down.
    Many of the new people hired come from places that Google and Facebook would not hire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be making offers to people from everyday brands to come in and help pick up some of the drag. Recruiting from similar companies to Workday will only bring the product down. Which I know Workday does not want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience, But Not Perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They supply housing and the pay is pretty good. Very good company to work for and they really invest in your development/ education as a software engineer.

    Cons

    It is a big company and sometimes you get lost in the shuffle or get bogged down in the corporate structure. They weren't extremely prepared for the fall interns with projects so there was some sitting around and waiting at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, CEOs, product and co-workers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CEOs who believe in me and, unlike some others, are not weasels.
    Everyone here is really smart and motivated.
    Constant opportunities to innovate, as the kind of work we do has not been done before.
    Satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Not paid competitive to the market, but that is balanced by great stock options in my case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some kind of sabbatical program for those of us who have been running at full speed for quite a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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