Workday Reviews

Updated 7 October 2014
Updated 7 October 2014
139 Reviews
4.3
139 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere, Interesting People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Everyone really loves being here, loves each other, or (usually) both. Lots of company sponsored activities which make every week exciting. Management cares about you. You become inspired to work harder. Good pay, free housing (for interns and some positions).

    Cons

    Not many training courses offered for those that like learning from courses. Lots of people still stay after 5, so there is pressure to work longer hours. At times, hard to concentrate because people are always talking and laughing with each other, but a good pair of headphones will help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A software company with an edge both in the technology stack and in work life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to direct your own work and manage your own career is excellent. The technology is fun to work with. The product looks great!

    Cons

    Often times its up to you to get your work done, so you must be able to perform and deliver without someone breathing down your neck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything looks good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I'm very happy working at Workday, they gave me an opportunity as a contractor and now I'm a full time employee!

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

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out. Also great outings with your team, excellent managers, and coworkers are all awesome. Plus I can bring my dog to work. Exciting, fast paced, environment, and growing company. Great culture too and good pay.

    Cons

    Needs more bathrooms in the building I'm in. Didn't get a raise in my salary yet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just make us happy and you are doing a good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Almost perfect

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

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

    Pros

    Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment. Some of the best people you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    Infrequent raises, even for long-time employees. One or two departments treat their employees badly. And there really aren't enough bathrooms on each floor anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for employees to transfer internally. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 10 people found this helpful  

    It is not what they pretend to be.

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Some departments seemed good to work for still when I left.

    Cons

    Lies from management.
    Backstabbing to gain rank.
    Sexual harassment towards females at least in my department. (yes a compliant was given to HR. But even the people I know saw it didn't want to get involved)
    The company moto is 'Workday and nights' definitely true if you want to get ahead. Don't expect a family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examam your new management. It's about how can I rise though the ranks. Not about employees. You want to be be the best place to work. Stop asking us to lie on the public servey. They give 2 surveys. One for the public. The other for the truth that management sees. And ignores it seems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been an amazing time working at Workday. The people are extremely friendly and are always willing to help.

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

    I have been working at Workday as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Community as a whole
    The work environment

    Cons

    Upper management seems to abuse their power a bit much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe that because you are in a higher position, you will receive everything your heart desires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, they really care for employees, great pay, excellent benefits, free breakfast, snacks, refreshments, recreation (pool/ping pong/arcade games), gym membership, green workplace, lots and lots of fun events, and the list goes on...

    On their products-brilliant architecture, out of the box thinking, all round awesome.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Best HR product on the market bar-none, excellent talent and hard working employees

    Cons

    2 CEO's with opposite management styles has created a divisive leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on Management training and improve hiring profiles across key areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company

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

    I have been working at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing, there's great benefits, and awesome perks. What more do you need?

    Cons

    It's growing at a rapid pace so the small business feel is diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was great! She was engaged, honest, and approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The technology is ever evolving to meet our client's needs. Things are never boring or slow paced here.

    Cons

    I am not sure if i have one yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE, too much work and not enough employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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