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58 English questions out of 58

10 September 2022

Does Workday offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Nice offices, great benefits package, loads of opportunities to progress

Cons

Pension contribution is low compared to other firms. Salaries aren’t competitive, most salary increases are given as shares.

Advice to Management

Review the salaries and shares scheme,

Nice offices, great benefits package, loads of opportunities to progress

10 September 2022

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20 August 2021

Does Workday offer massages?

Pros

Free swag, free food, a lot of fun activities. Group activities - night outs...etc. A lot of great technology to work with. You'll get the support you need if you're lined up with a manager who's no lazy.

Cons

couple of slackers who seem to put on a show that they're busy but are really not. In competent ones can waste your time. During your interview, make sure you ask a lot of questions so you can weed out if it's for you. If you're looking to just get paid and be a sheep, then you'll slip on by.

Advice to Management

Get competent managers so you can have an efficient workflow.

Free swag, free food, a lot of fun activities.

20 August 2021

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1 July 2021

Does Workday offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Unlimited PTO, recently expanded parental leave - Good healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.

Cons

- Mandatory "diversity" training is basically pushing a political agenda. If you want to say "mother" instead of "birthing person" like they want you to, that's a conversation with your manager for not being "inclusive". Yikes. - Seasoned people are leaving and management doesn't even try to hold onto them. Ironic, because they were the ones preserving Workday culture. In my first week my manager who had been at the company for 5 years left and I had nothing to do for months as my new manager dealt with the consequences. - Strict no full-remote work policy. Doesn't make any sense either since many teams are distributed and meeting over Zoom anyways.

Advice to Management

Fix Workday culture. Hold onto people who actually embody your culture and not just cave to external pressure.

Good healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.

1 July 2021

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15 December 2021

Does Workday offer parental leave?

Pros

- compensation is good compared to partners - healthcare benefits ($0 per pay check if single and large portion of deductible put on FSA/HSA card every year) - unlimited PTO; haven’t ever “asked” manager to take time off - professional services (consulting) bonuses 20% of base pay based on utilization - no formal performance reviews

Cons

- some projects expect you to be available 24/7 and on call - working with lots of different time zones, can have multiple meetings a week after 5PM - PTO impacts utilization > impacts bonuses; leadership always wants people 100% utilized - pipeline of new work seems to be slowing down, this means you can be on 5-6 clients at one time with a few hours each week for them (but they all think they are #1 priority) - RSUs don’t vest during maternity leave - maternity leave not 100% paid for entire time (portion of it is 70%)

maternity leave not 100% paid for entire time (portion of it is 70%)

15 December 2021

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7 December 2021

Does Workday have a pension plan?

Pros

Swag is good but the environmental is not taken into account. If you like t-shirts, mugs and stickers you will be happy there. Benefits are good, healthcare, pension etc … If you are a white middle aged man your career progression should be a lot easier than anyone else

Cons

Biased organisation where leadership is at 3/4 white male. Whilst Workday is saying they are working towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive leadership culture, make no mistake, there are very few tangible actions to get there and bias is so deeply engrained that it will take years to shift that culture. Underrepresented groups have never been better labelled. The percentage of underrepresented groups leaders is so small that you could count it on one hand. Workday promised to improve their diversity at leadership level, but still recruit the same profiles again and again. This is a highly political organisation where almost all decisions are taken at the top and cascaded down. This results in late actions on field issues and often a solution not being fit for the original problem we are trying to solve for. This also results in individual contributors not being empowered to make decisions without getting the series of approval they need first (too much trouble for most of us). I believe there is a good intent towards people but at the end of the day you are just an employee number. The off-boarding (after resigning) was terrible and took weeks to respond despite them not doing due diligence to the process.

Advice to Management

Stop celebrating “employee numbers” and start looking at your organisation with intent and purpose. People are not numbers. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion all drive performance and innovation. Looking beyond the numerical value of your shares, which will increase when you are taking this matter seriously, it is just the right thing to do! Empower women in the organisation versus giving them “permission” to sit at the table. You will genuinely be surprised on how much value they can add to the conversation. Change your recruitment process and make it competency based vs. “I like him” feedback based. Lead by example. Enable people to work flexibly and remotely easily without having to gain access to the top leaders of the organisation for approval. Be a leader in the field.

Benefits are good, healthcare, pension etc …

7 December 2021

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