Workday
4.1 of 5 112 reviews
www.workday.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Workday Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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4.1 112 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Workday Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(51 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Pay is horrifically below industry standards (especially for the Bay Area)"
    in 5 reviews
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Best place to work, ever

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsStarted paying super competitively as of November 2013 due to the IPO.
Management cares about you, and the work place is friendly.
It has an upbeat college atmosphere where you're expected to be extremely social.

ConsSome people spend all their time here. But that may be simply because they like it, not because they have to.
People are often loud, joking, and jolly, which is mostly a pro but sometimes is distracting from work. You'll need some noise cancelling headphones if you want to concentrate.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp new hires understand what is expected of them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome Rollercoaster!

Senior Recruiter (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsBest technology; great people who are in it for the ride, not the cash; huge growth; focus on customer happiness (not screwing them for short term profits); a joined-up and exciting narrative; very honest about flaws and getting better at solving them. Positive, enthusiastic, professional staff - walk the floor: everyone is friendly and you won't know who the VP's as everyone is so friendly - no ivory towers here!

ConsNot as aggressive as competition; growing pains can leave gaps in the organisation and its processes can be clumsy.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep staff informed, continue engaging with as many people internally as you can - the informal 'brown bag' sessions are great to get the big picture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a very fun enviornment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday as an intern

ProsManager really cares about the employee.

ConsI have not experienced any negatives.

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Excellent Employer

Senior Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorkday has innovative technology, highly intelligent and motivated co-workers and offers you the ability to manage your work arrangement for flexibility and balance. We work hard and achieve excellent results.

ConsWorkday is still a young company and suffers from immature corporate processes. For those who work outside of the Pleasanton corporate offices, communication can be blurred and opportunities are not as clear. In addition, unclear career paths seem to be the norm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great company

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsEvery employee gets a laptop to work

ConsLocation is really far from SF

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Everyone is Super Nice

Anonymous Employee (Former 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

ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Extremely poor European Management in the past

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Workday full-time

ProsDynamic fast paced company. Great technology and superior delivery. Talented sales individuals.

ConsThe European management has been a joke in the past. Previous head of EMEA and current CIO EMEA was/is a clown who network well upwards but are not well regarded by their peers locally. Brought in a blame/distrustful culture. Long standing employees who had served the company well but who did not "suck up " to these managers did not fare well. The head of EMEA referred to has left to be part of AsiaPac so hopefully improvements will follow.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide the facility for anonymous reviews of management. You may learn a great deal.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun place to work, but management could use training

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible work schedule. Open to working from home and there are lots of employees who work remotely from home offices 100% of the time.
Lots of employee "perks" and and fun contests.
Promote healthy lifestyle with health club discounts, brown bag seminars etc…
Product is great and getting even better.

Cons1st/2nd level managers are still doing an individual contributor jobs and thus aren't effective leaders or communicators
A lot of managers seem to be people who have just "been there a long time" not necessarily people who are true leaders. Manager Leadership training would be a huge help here.
Career path isn't obvious nor discussed.
PTO lags behind other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Test Driven Development

Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsVery vibrant atmosphere, free sodas! They really care about me. I feel loved.

ConsA ton of pressure. Very demanding.

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Great Company

Corporate Sales Development (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

ProsGreat people and a really great company

ConsLong hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm

Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits are great. keep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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