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Updated May 21, 2019

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  1. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with friendly people, comfortable work/life balance and nice technology.

    Cons

    Proprietary language might not carry over well into different career paths.

    Workday2019-05-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to Workday as a new graduate, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. In addition to great salary, benefits, employee programs, etc., the characteristic that really sets Workday apart is the people. The whole company really feels like one huge team, which I think is pretty rare, especially in contrast to other companies. There's a ton of trust, and the management structure is super supportive while totally...

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    Cons

    It would be awesome if there were a few more options for subsidized meals on the Pleasanton campus, but the snack program is totally free + provides almost anything you need.

    Workday2019-04-08
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good (not Great) Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat the employee as best as they can, really good work-life balance, and amazing benefits!

    Cons

    Working on a proprietary technology that is technically a "mess": not easy to maintain, not easy to develop with.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to let developers improve the existing codebase!

    Workday2019-03-18
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer II in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, WFH whenever you need.

    Cons

    No free lunches, compensation could be better.

    Workday2019-01-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic work-life balance but needs work on compensation"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a company that does enterprise software (a relatively tame field from a publicity standpoint) it's not as stressful to work at Workday than say Facebook or Google where breaking something means it's on the news at 6pm. It's a nice place to work- the pace isn't as frantic as it is with the big fish of the valley. Sales seems to be killing it too.

    Cons

    Compensation should be higher for a company that at this point is very well known and attractive. The tech needs to be updated and while there seems to be progress... Only time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    The longer you delay investing/fixing the tech that your platform's built on, the more costly it's going to be to fix.

    Workday2018-12-07
  6. Helpful (39)

    "Avoid if you have greater ambitions"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited PTO policy. Easy for engineers to take at least 5-6 weeks off a year. - Dog friendly office. - Easy to coast by and collect paychecks. - Close to Pleasanton BART. - Most teams allow engineers to work from home once a week. Workday is a great place to work if you live in the East Bay and value work/life balance highly. Perfect for people with families that want an easy workload and lots of PTO. Never...

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    Cons

    - Abysmally low pay / salary compared to other tech companies in the Bay. - Lack of motivated engineers due to low pay. - Proprietary coding language not transferrable to other companies. - Promotion is mostly based on tenure, not accomplishment/talent. - Located in Pleasanton. - Snacks/drinks are of the cheapest quality, and often run out. If you're an engineer that aspires to leave Workday eventually, avoid...

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain top (or even mediocre) talent, start paying employees more. Adopt newer technologies for development/testing/QA. Move away from proprietary coding languages.

    Workday2018-08-31
  7. "Software Application Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer I in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat employees really well

    Cons

    None it is a great place to Work

    Workday2018-09-27
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    "Software Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture and benefits, very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    It can feel like you are stuck in Application Development using a proprietary language The language makes development slower than it could be for Apps teams Pay is OK, they put a lot of emphasis on stock-based compensation, which doesn't vest until the year after you receive it Tendency to reinvent the wheel with internal tools

    Advice to Management

    Give teams more scope to use the right tools for the job

    Workday2018-04-22
  9. "Worday is good"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    - Nice people - Ping Pong, Foos Ball, Snacks -

    Cons

    If you don't RSVP to some events, they won't let you in. It's not their fault, but it's kinda strict.

    Workday2017-11-01
  10. "Internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Amazing and caring management, great HR team, everyone believes in the company's vision and core values. Workday definitely takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    Most app dev roles require you to use XpressO, their proprietary language.

    Workday2017-09-15
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