Workday Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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4.0
77%
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96%
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
920 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent recruitment process and a very positive culture"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I interviewed for an Account Executive role for which I was ultimately unsuccessful but Workday had by far the best recruit process I've experienced. Kept me informed of progress, feedback and next steps throughout and when informed that I wouldn't be progressing further in the process constructive feedback was provided. Throughout the process all the people I communicated and interviewed with were universally positive about their experience at Workday and in came through in a very genuine way.

    Cons

    The process was slow but not unduly so for a large multinational organisation.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AWS Engineer 

    I worked at Workday part-time

    Pros

    good place to work most of the time

    Cons

    politics are a big part of the place

  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (20)

    "The illusion of greatness"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    It really depends on team but in general warm welcoming and friendly people around. Cozy work pace, no real pressure on delivery, good work/life balance. Stock compensations renewed every year. Nice office. Very well handled the situation and people regarding to corona virus pandemic. Smart and great strategy how to make customers addicted to and dependents of the Workday system.

    Cons

    You are the problem, yes, you are if you are questioning processes or just suggesting how to make things better. Micromanagers will train you how to think – no worries. It is a cult and you are a heretic facing with inquisition of denial. You must be part of the system; (Resistance is futile!) you must love this company, critical thinking is not an option otherwise you will have a miserable life here without friends or allies no career opportunity or salary raise if you are not in the right box. Do not bother yourself to think. Never. Your manager will do all the hard brain-work for you. You will be handled as a child since all these “people managers” are hypnotizing you all day while you break and give up making or demand any changes unless some HIPPO told you exactly. And you will break my friend. You will. Eventually you will be assimilated fully. Unless… you avoid this bureaucratic, utterly old school, rigid, desperately slow, inflexible, toxic career killer predator. And if you think this opinion above is merely exaggerated, I have good news for you buddy. This is your place. The best place you ever worked, the one and only, cozy and warm no-brainer place. Just walk in, take good care of you, smile and be a brainwashed zealot…

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Middle Managers - Luck of the Draw"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good on-boarding experience and product training.

    Cons

    Lots of middle management with no leadership ability. Seems like tenure alone, not capability, leads to management.

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  5. Helpful (13)

    "A mixed bag"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great things about the company. While pay is below market, the benefits seem to make up for it in a big way. Leadership is probably the best I’ve ever encountered - they genuinely care about their people and look out for us. Aneel Bhusri is arguably the best CEO I’ve seen.

    Cons

    The size of the organization has created too many silos, many of which have lost touch with the philosophy of the company (“The Workday Way”). My manager failed to communicate effectively and was in over their head. Frequent shuffling and reorganization made for a difficult and somewhat degrading environment. And recent acquisitions, while good in a strategic sense, have not integrated well into the Workday ecosystem at all. Above all, don’t be surprised if you are hired for a role that was not as advertised or even misrepresented. To me that was the worst thing of all.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "The best environment for allowing you to be your best"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Leadership, core values, ability to contribute, absolutely for strong individuals that want to make a difference and build something special

    Cons

    Employees need to be held accountable at all levels for maintaining a healthy work environment; including Exec Leadership levels

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  7. "GP2W"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant 

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work todat

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time

  8. "The best company I have worked for since I started my work Journey"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1) Work life balance 2) Management are amazing and take care of their employees 3) Payment is very good 4) Workday employees attitude are amazing. The culture of the company is really amazing

    Cons

    Nothing at all. I don't find issues in Workday

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not what you might think"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, Stock Plan,Company Events

    Cons

    Unrealistic Demands on team on quota

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  10. "Best company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly care for their employees and it shows through their actions.

    Cons

    Hard to give them a con but base base may not be as competitive as other tech companies.

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