Workday Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
915 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, colleagues and management are generally sound, fairly flat mgmt structure

    Cons

    Dev work maybe not the most exciting stuff

  2. Helpful (9)

    "Fake company, diversity hires, backstabbing, tragic"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Free bagels and you can sandbag and not get fired if you want

    Cons

    Lots of racist initiatives where we only recruit diverse hires and invented new and shady evaluations done by internal diversity partners with different HC. Extremely difficult to move laterally in the company unless you’re military, diverse, etc. Unless workday is your only option I would avoid or get out ASAP. Don’t fall for any lies about company promoting growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Support Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, good management. good benefits

    Cons

    crunch time feels a bit longer than usual on occasion

  4. Helpful (1)

    "The best place Ive worked in"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HCM Consultant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Management has great dedication to workers - Managers care about the workers - Great product

    Cons

    - Not that I can think of

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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Not what I thought it was"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Readiness in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was freaking amazing, however, my team and placement wasn't. Had stocked food, a gym (at the HQ), fun festivals etc. It was like a carnival Friday

    Cons

    A high percentage of people that Work at workday are referred in, and I was a one off applicant. A LOT OF NEPOTISM. Perfectionistic team, that had no idea how to teach me something when I needed help and my manager was 26. She had lack of empathy, she couldn't understand me at an emotional level, and barley knew how to guide me and get me to know the ropes. When I was starting to 'underperform' due to my managers performance, tensions got really high and kept sinking to a low. They did not give me the choice to move to a different position. It's a shame for being branded as top performing company. Being an entrepreneur, it was hostile in terms of not being able to move from one are of the company to the other (at least to learn) when not in any meetings. The people who hired me (4 at a time), were not on my team when hired, which made the team dynamic intensely different. ******ATTN: If you are going to be a consultant, they made you take two tough exams that a lot of people fail. I was not aware of this IN MY INTERVIEW, and was told AFTER I WAS HIRED.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture and Positive Environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trusting and fun environment. Act as a team

    Cons

    Certain decision are made top down.

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  7. Helpful (15)

    "Amazing company. Horrible CSD department."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great stock and Employee purchase program. Great break room with free coffee, soda, juice, tons of difference snacks, food in the fridge and free Einsteins bagels every single morning.

    Cons

    Things change drastically, way too often and once you’ve been able to get a grip on those changes, they change again. The Corporate Sales Development department in particular is forcing its way to becoming a call center. It is no longer prospect driven it is now activity driven. It doesn’t matter if you’re hitting, or in my case, exceeding your quarterly quota within the first month of it. If you are not meeting the leadership placed requirements of calls during their “Power hours” you will not be recognized or recommended to get promoted or change roles. They purposely hire young kids fresh out of college with no prior job experience and pay them a decent base pay plus commission so that they can mold the kids to their way. They want “yes” people who say yes to any changes even if they are terrible ones. The minute you speak your mind about how wrong pushing these changes on people is they start treating you differently, and the difference is VERY evident and even uncomfortable. They will praise the person with 100 dials a day and 30% of quota and use them as an example of what is expected while the person with 20 dials a day and 130% of quota gets told they “are not performing.” Its truly sad because as a company is truly an amazing company. I would recommend working at Workday in any other department but CSD. They dont accept people who have their own style and experience in sales development that works. You won’t be appreciated.

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  8. "Amazing company to invest one's career"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Employee is one of the core values. Amazing people management Fun place to work Snack program Fresh fruits on site Competitive compensation

    Cons

    proprietary programming language. very few cons

  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant company culture, brilliant software, best place I have ever worked

    Cons

    hard to get a pay rise - its all in stock grants which take 4 years to vest

  10. Helpful (10)

    "Proprietary ecosystem does not work very well"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good culture and values, friendly management, nice and relaxed environment (including free foods and drinks), excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Proprietary technologies used to develop "the" application does not look as a good choice. Implications are in fact multiple, including the risk for developers to loose their skills about not only common programming languages, but also the entire ecosystem related to them. So not just a proprietary language but even the entire ecosystem. Developers cannot resell outside skills acquired.

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