Workday Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
141 Reviews
4.3
141 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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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.  

    Innovative, Fun, Inspiring place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a very fun enviornment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    Manager really cares about the employee.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negatives.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Workday has innovative technology, highly intelligent and motivated co-workers and offers you the ability to manage your work arrangement for flexibility and balance. We work hard and achieve excellent results.

    Cons

    Workday is still a young company and suffers from immature corporate processes. For those who work outside of the Pleasanton corporate offices, communication can be blurred and opportunities are not as clear. In addition, unclear career paths seem to be the norm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great 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 a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every employee gets a laptop to work

    Cons

    Location is really far from SF

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor European Management in the past

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic fast paced company. Great technology and superior delivery. Talented sales individuals.

    Cons

    The European management has been a joke in the past. Previous head of EMEA and current CIO EMEA was/is a clown who network well upwards but are not well regarded by their peers locally. Brought in a blame/distrustful culture. Long standing employees who had served the company well but who did not "suck up " to these managers did not fare well. The head of EMEA referred to has left to be part of AsiaPac so hopefully improvements will follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the facility for anonymous reviews of management. You may learn a great deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but management could use training

    • 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

    Flexible work schedule. Open to working from home and there are lots of employees who work remotely from home offices 100% of the time.
    Lots of employee "perks" and and fun contests.
    Promote healthy lifestyle with health club discounts, brown bag seminars etc…
    Product is great and getting even better.

    Cons

    1st/2nd level managers are still doing an individual contributor jobs and thus aren't effective leaders or communicators
    A lot of managers seem to be people who have just "been there a long time" not necessarily people who are true leaders. Manager Leadership training would be a huge help here.
    Career path isn't obvious nor discussed.
    PTO lags behind other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

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

    Test Driven Development

    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

    Very vibrant atmosphere, free sodas! They really care about me. I feel loved.

    Cons

    A ton of pressure. Very demanding.

  9.  

    Everyone is Super Nice

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

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

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Fun Culture
    -Is growing rapidly
    -wants to get better
    - is killing the competition

    Cons

    People who have been in management since the company started aren't up-to-date with the consumer app quality that Workday is aspiring for. It really holds it down.
    Many of the new people hired come from places that Google and Facebook would not hire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be making offers to people from everyday brands to come in and help pick up some of the drag. Recruiting from similar companies to Workday will only bring the product down. Which I know Workday does not want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people and a really great company

    Cons

    Long hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great. keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turning out to be a great Workday!!!

    • 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

    Compensation is great especially variable compensation.

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

    Endless opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Work/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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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