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24 people found this helpful  

Great company, bad department

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Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA (US)

I have been working at Workday

Pros

Workday is a great company, has a phenomenal product, and is for the most part very well managed. It also has very good values that it tries to embody in every aspect of their business and how they treat employees

Cons

The values I just mentioned don't seem to be equally carried out in every department.
The inside sales department is run in a fashion that doesn't represent the values the owners work so hard at implementing, which is a shame.
Also, there seems to be rampant nepotism going on.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Truly a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Team mentality; very positive working environment.

    Cons

    Onboarding was difficult - not a lot of structure/formality. Hard to meet/get to know coworkers. But, I think this has to do with the fact that they in such a big growth phase right now and they're trying to get procedures in place to handle this.

    Recommends
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  2. 26 people found this helpful  

    The IPO Train is full steam ahead..Hang on tight, or you might get run over

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Next to Facebook, Workday's IPO is the most exciting in Silicon Valley. Cutting edge technology. The rate at which Workday can develop product is unbelievable, leaving our competition struggling to keep up. Vacation time was increased this year, and if the company hits its goals. Company meetings are fun, celebrities such as Captain Sully and Steve Young have attended in the past. We poke fun of our competition at the meetings,portraying SAP employees doing the goose step, and there is even art work of Larry Ellison being flushed a toilet at the company headquarters. Needless to say, product confidence is very high.

    Cons

    There is a lot of money at stake at Workday. Not only are the investments of our founders on the line, several millions of the famous Bay Area Tech funders and CEO's have there money wrapped up in Workday. As a result, things have tightened up. Salaries haven't been raised in years, and stock is being guarded tight. As it stands, the amount of work vs resources is stretched thin, and every overhead cost is scrutinized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past 2012. The IPO is a very big milestone, however, building a sustainable company with good morale is of even greater importance. The IPO is going to make several people very happy and wealthy, but is that enough to retain talent and create a company for the future?

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    Disapproves of CEO
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