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

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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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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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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Turning out to be a great Workday!!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompensation is great especially variable compensation.

Company leadership is great. They are real people who understand and care about their employees.

Endless opportunities for growth.

ConsWork/life balance can be challenging as with any hyper growth company.

Another factor that likely comes into play is that each employee is a stockholder which means that they can perhaps be squeezed especially since the stock matures over 4 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!!!

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

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Amazing Company to Work for :)

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Munich (Germany)

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

ProsWork Culture, Flexible Hours, WFH, Technology, Innovation, Fun, Learning Curve, Growth....

ConsSalary should be a bit more high.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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was amazing, turning bureaucratic in a hurry...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday

Prosgreat product, solid top (as in C-level) leadership, ethical

Consway too political for a company of its age and stage.

Advice to Senior Managementdevelop and promote based on performance and talent v. personal relationships and preferences. stop making talent decisions based on second, third hand perceptions. practice what you sell...top flight HCM.

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

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Good Experience, But Not Perfect

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

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

ProsThey 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.

ConsIt 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.

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

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fantastic company with great future prospects. Without a doubt going to be the ERP leader in the cloud

Pre-Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Proshire top quality talent, management is fantastic, product is great and the customers are happy

Conslots of hires from legacy companies. need more youth and innovative thinking in the sales force

Advice to Senior Managementhire from more innovative companies rather than from those that we deem are antiquated

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

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Somewhat disillusioned

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSaaS technology definitely represents the next wave in Enterprise Administrative systems.

ConsLots of former PeopleSoft employees in the ranks. Lots of Bureaucracy for a small organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, great product and excellent senior management; Beware, toxic CSD environment.

Corporate Sales Development (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat senior leadership, fun company events. All employees are invited to company meetings. Workday is leading provider of ERP in the cloud, stock is performing well, keep it up.

ConsMany of the old reviews regarding the CSD environment from 2012 remain true well past their date.
Senior management may not have any idea how bad it really became, or just didn't care;
bait and switch. Limited career advancement from CSD, most after their CSD tenure end up in positions filled with recent graduates. Some have made it into very interesting roles, the majority went into other support roles not related to prospecting for new customers. Long story short: Your CSD skills have little value in other areas of the company. (Not worth it for all the grunt work that you're enslaved to do.) Especially if you have to do it in SLC.

If you're interested in 2+ years of cold calling, only to find yourself rotating around to a somewhat related support role, be my guest. If you're passionate about sales, and you want a much more linear and logical career path, salesforce.com might be a better choice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great leadership, game changing technology and fun to work

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

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

ProsTechnology, Leadership, Growth, Products, People, Benefits, WFH,

ConsGrowth brings unique challenges: Politics, Execution of Strategy, Competition catching up, Copycat players in emerging markets

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work and leadership direction

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

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Great company, CEOs, product and co-workers!

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsCEOs 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed some kind of sabbatical program for those of us who have been running at full speed for quite a while.

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

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Good company, poor European management.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Workday full-time

ProsExcellent market leading product.
Collaborative environment.
Very satisfied customers.

ConsVery few people in Europe meet their targets.
Unsupportive management.
European management team lack autonomy
Cliquey environment - most people have an Peoplesoft/Oracle/SAP connection.
Creative thinking is discouraged, except amongst the 'inner circle.'
The company is referred to internally as 'Workday and night' for good reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not over recruit, it is better to have a few people who have the opportunity to overachieve and are successful than a larger group who feel unable to do their targets and who become disgruntled.
Allow the European managers greater autonomy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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