Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
170 Reviews
4.5
170 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • With that said, work life balance is respected (at least in the orgs I have experience with) (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 7 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fast Growing Company

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move into other positions within Workday. Since this is a fast growing company, many positions open up every year.

    Cons

    With change comes movement of leaders within the company. So, who your manager is this year may not be the same person next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote within and give opportunity to others that exceed expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership
    Outstanding Product
    Customer and Employee Friendly
    Challenging Work
    Great colleagues and Teamwork

    Cons

    Growing super fast so need to be ready for change. Not sure this is a con but have to be ready to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture alive. Don't allow mid-level managers to create politics.

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

    Great company, not so great leadership in Talent Acquisition.

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was proud to recruit for such a fast growing, disruptive, well respected company. The story was so fun and exciting to tell. My colleagues were fantastic.

    Cons

    Leadership in recruitment was weak, very little support from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire stronger PEOPLE managers. A stronger Talent Acquisition leadership team, that treat their team with respect and support, is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting

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

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

    Pros

    Technology is the best I have ever sold...WDAY backs up innovation, support, customer stories claims..they are real

    Cons

    Sales alignment, transitioning from those who benefited from the IPO to those who are new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how you are engaging new employees, especially those who were not Employe #?..Not sure why everyone who was part of the IPO needs to tell me what number employee number they were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    + Working Environment
    + Flexible
    + Care about career development

    Cons

    - Benefits (i.e. No 401(k) match)

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

    Interesting day

    Current Employee - Contracts Team
    Current Employee - Contracts Team

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Politics gets in the way of work sometimes.

  8.  

    Don't believe anything they say!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Travel Opportunities
    Fantastic product
    Great internal software eg; skype, salesforce etc

    Cons

    Terrible culture - they will go behind your back and lie to you. There is no transparency or honesty
    Global company - very confusing different rules in different locations
    No freedom or autonomy - you will be under the microscope and micro managed over pointless irrelevant things
    Lack of confidence in company brand - the company is petrified and does not trust their sales reps to sell their software
    No feedback ever given
    Does not care about sales results or performance - I did 200% of my quota and was still out on a performance improvement plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For starters I recommend to management that if they have a problem with somebody they do not fear confrontation. Management seem to throughly enjoying going behind others backs and nobody appreciates it and it solves nothing. Rather than offering employees stock bonuses I recommend creating a culture of honesty and integrity. Stop focusing on the little minor things like spelling mistakes in an email report and start focusing on driving results.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Internship

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    In 1 sentence, WAS AWESOME
    I was in app dev, after 6 week training, took on cases just like full time employees - so I wasn't just doing tedious work or anything, got to DO what a full time employee did everyday.
    housing included
    competitive wage

    Cons

    no cafeteria (but there's food nearby)
    no gym (but who uses company gyms anyways)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work with opportunities for upward mobility.

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and people. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay not as good as other big tech companies but that will most likely change in the following years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great. Just need to keep increasing employee benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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