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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?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, Innovative and Exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    The company leadership and products are stellar. Prospects are blown away by what Workday brings to the table. The acumen of people this company is able to attract is top notch. The ERP industry is at a tipping point and Workday is a contributor to that tipping point.

    Cons

    The pace is fast and you need to be able to continuously engage,learn and be prepared to stretch.
    Workday is a start up and you need to be a jack of all trades due to resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus and path. This is one of the most exciting places I have worked and I am very proud to be here!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 23 people found this helpful  

    Fun work atmosphere, but no intellectual stimulation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Company really cares about their employee's happiness (halloween events, bring your dog to work, etc)/ Fun work atmosphere

    Cons

    - Not very challenging work
    - Discourages mobility within the company
    - "In crowd" vs. "out crowd" (out crowd is shunned)
    - They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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