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Helpful (5)

Good Place to work if you like to be discriminated against

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

A lot of good people (although most have left) Fairly good product

Cons

Senior Management is Machiavellian No upward growth "In crowd" atmosphere Innovation is discouraged If you get on the wrong side of Snr Management, you are put on "special project" IPO won't get their emps anything. C'mon guys, $250m raised in VC funding?! You will be left with a crap job and no upward mobility

Advice to Management

Too bad money can't buy you character and integrity

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  1. Helpful (15)

    Good break after graduating from UC Berkeley

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back attitude, allowed to work from home sometimes, good work-life balance are all great parts of working at Workday. Also, the company is successful and generally people are upbeat. Also nobody gets fired here. So considering the company outlook, this is a great place to work if your priority is job security and low stress.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to widely used frameworks and development tools--this is especially true for Application Developers. On the Tools team you get more exposure, but it's mostly just Java and a little bit of XML processing. The problem is a "Not Invented Here" attitude, that results in more work for you and fewer employable skills to gain. A little too much company kool-aid; sometimes the hype gets to me. Not all managers are top notch (they get fired more rarely than employees) and some are just plain ineffective and annoying (but most of them were at least developers at some point). Also pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees enough work to feel like they are productive. Don't be a nervous nanny, nobody likes a micro-manager (a little bit of an epidemic here). Treat your employees like adults, not kids.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Workday is a great place to spend your day.

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are building apps in the 21st century and as such want new fresh ideas. We hire smart people who have experience but can take a fresh approach - this is key to our success. The product requires collaboration across the entire company.

    Cons

    We are still in the growth mode and the work - life balance is not there yet, but it is getting better.


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