Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
150 Reviews
4.3
150 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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79 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.  

    Definitely a solid place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    GREAT people, GREAT work environment, very laid back and relax culture.

    The people here are very supportive and are always willing to help. They're genuinely happy and don't mind coming in to work, but at the same time, they don't get overworked to the point where they have to come in on weekends all the time. I came in on weekends pretty often because as an intern with no car, I had nothing better to do and the building was virtually empty. This is in stark contrast with companies like Facebook where people are always working.

    Cons

    Limited snack closet and break room snacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't speak for the managers overall, but the ones I had were very supportive and helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with fantastic people to positively and effectively disrupt an industry

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

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

    Pros

    I have never worked with a more positive group of people working collaboratively and determinedly towards a common goal, and having a ton of fun in the process. Employees are the number one company value, and it shows. Because of the continued growth, you can create your own opportunities if you have the drive, the knowledge, and the skills. If you have a great idea, bring it to the table. You will be listened to, but big egos not welcome.

    Cons

    The pay is not yet competitive. It's more about taking a bet on the company and its potential for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! The tone and the values are set at the top, and ours is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. 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 (more than an 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
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work, ever

    • 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 (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Rollercoaster!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Fast paced, innovation filled, collaborative environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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

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