Workday Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and a really great company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth (in 6 reviews)

  • They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company

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

    I worked at Workday as a contractor

    Pros

    Pay is good and company is growing quickly.

    Cons

    Politics within management which is quite unfortunate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place, Great People, Overwhelming Opportunity

    • 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

    Pros

    Inspiring Leadership, amazing product, awesome work environment. As Workday continues to grow, the company maintains a start-up feel and a fun, friendly culture.

    Cons

    No true cons, though I think some departments may have lower salaries in comparison to other companies of similar industries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company great growth

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

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

    Pros

    Management is very transparent. A lot of highly visible opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary isn't as high as partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees to keep them happy and consider raises for the deserving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work!!

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I could gush about how much I love working at Workday, but the simple fact is I will look back (in 30 years) at my time and say it was the single best work experience of my life!

    Cons

    Do I really need one?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Director Southeast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director Atlanta Area  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director Atlanta Area in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Superior Solutions for HR, Payroll and Financials for organizations with experienced management and employees at all levels who work together. We offer excellent pay and sales territories for the company and especially large enterprise sales for Georgia, TN and Kentucky along with other areas. I have been here almost 4 years and worked in NYC and now in the south. Love Workday !

    Cons

    In constant demand for best and brightest to keep our growth. Finding the right people for our culture and capable of selling value versus price for best results to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and providing us the best solutions for our customers to get love quick and gain the most value for their organizations. We have 97%+ customer satisfaction that no one can beat with smart employees who care.

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

    Best place to work, ever

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Started 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Help new hires understand what is expected of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Rollercoaster!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Best 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!

    Cons

    Not as aggressive as competition; growing pains can leave gaps in the organisation and its processes can be clumsy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Innovative, Fun, Inspiring place to work

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

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

    Pros

    You know what you are working will have a large contribution to the company and to the overall benefit of our customers. With the new continuous development model we see our impact in as little as 2 weeks from when we developed it.

    Cons

    The company is growing so quickly and we are constantly trying to make our products better so sometimes the technology might change faster than we know how to adapt to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced, innovation filled, collaborative environment

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

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

    Pros

    Workday has been on a growth trajectory but has not changed in its basic outlook towards employees and customers. It's a fun place to work, where you get opportunities to work on exciting new projects. Work life balance is great - there may be some ups and downs in terms of work load, but overall a good balance is maintained. Management is very supportive and encourages innovative thinking. Decisions are made fast and emphasis is on trying, starting small and getting things done.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company with a Culture to Match

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    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training here is long but very helpful to get you situated, flexibility in schedule, smart and amazing people to work with and everyone you see is excited to be at work.

    Cons

    For App Developers you need to keep other programming languages in your back pocket because you won't get to practice them here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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