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4.3
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Workday Co-Founder and co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
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4.3
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92%
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Workday Co-Founder and co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
1,815 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can have great work life balance if you want(in 282 reviews)

  • "Great products with a a great culture(in 183 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance needs improvement(in 38 reviews)

  • "Proprietary Language is not ideal if you plan on transferring jobs(in 55 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok, but not great

      1 Dec 2021 - Senior Business Analyst 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Encouraged to have Work life balance.

      Cons

      Not too many opportunity for growth.

      7 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company that cares about its employees

      15 Nov 2021 - Consultant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Workday places a high value on it's employees. Best company that I have ever worked for.

      Cons

      Can be long hours but Workday will adjust for a work life balance.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a Best Place to Work

      5 Oct 2021 - Senior Product Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits were good. Work/life balance is good. Compensation is good. Office and amenities are good.

      Cons

      Despite the core values on the front page of their website and talked about openly nearly every day you are an employee, I found Workday to be lacking in Integrity and putting Employees First. From the integrity standpoint, in our office there was an individual who was clearly bullying and intimidating others on the team. This individual was reported to management and HR multiple times by multiple people and absolutely no changes were made. In fact, on more than one occasion, when reports were made the reporters were intimidated by management and it was made clear that these reports were not welcome. As for employees first, this is a top down management organization. Despite the talk of collaboration and inclusivity, the day to day is not in the team's hands. It is dictated by management. Finally, there is a severe lack of Human Resources support compared to other organizations I've been in. Finding someone to talk to about HR-related matters was difficult and is clearly a part of the problem.

      29 people found this review helpful

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      Thank you for your review; we definitely value it. Our employees are extremely important to us, and we regret that you have had an experience that has made you feel otherwise. If you feel comfortable with it, we welcome any suggestions or additional feedback you’d like to share, please email alek.isakhanyan@workday.com.

    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Employees are no longer a value ...

      4 Dec 2021 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Having been a long time employee of Workday ... I have felt like the culture has been one of the strongest assets of the company. Employees were always a priority and you could feel that. Work life balance and solving for complicated problems of some of the largest customers in the world have great excitement and job satisfaction.

      Cons

      In the last 3 years, there has been an erosion of the value of Employees. Instead of advocating for employees the company has turned its back and giving the ultimatum of be Covid vaccinated so they can sell to the federal government or be terminated.

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      28 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good work environment

      8 Nov 2021 - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      nice people, good benefits, good work-life balance. Exciting projects to work on.

      Cons

      Some projects are never-ending, standard management issues.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, employees come first

      26 Oct 2021 - Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The core values are often brought up in many circumstances. Employees come first and that always resonated with me. The business and tech vision is well curated and communicated. Any employee who attends the various all hands would have a clear understanding of what’s the most important thing for the company. There is plenty of career frameworks and tracks for everyone’s ambitions. Expectations for each role are clear and how promotions happen as well. There are a lot of people working in tech which leads to a lot of code being code and shipped on the releases. Lots of hiring and the ration of direct reporta is healthy. Work life balance was the best. Comp package was really good with the stocks. Benefits also really good.

      Cons

      Culture somewhat diluted with all the hiring in last 5 years. A few bad apples can be really toxic and ruin it. Hard to deal with and harder to turn around. Xpresso is sold as a proper development tech, and despite the advantages it locks developers down to non transferable skills and to a good comp package. That makes it near impossible to move to another company and compete with other candidates that have industry standard skills. Career moves into more senior roles is often linked to a magic opportunity or luck of being in the right place in time. Lots of hiring from the outside for senior roles but not enough promotion from within.

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Improvement Needed

      10 Nov 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good and understanding management. Work Life Balance is good.

      Cons

      Unorganized and messy processes. Lot's of pressure

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Software Engineer @Workday

      10 Nov 2021 - Software Engineer III in Pleasanton, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits , Good work/life balance

      Cons

      Payscale below market rate. Promotions take long

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Workday great place to work

      2 Nov 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best Work life balance. talented team of engineers and leaders.

      Cons

      beating the bush. tied to expresso.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Rest and vest

      17 Oct 2021 - Software Development Engineer III in Pleasanton, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good work-life balance, good people

      Cons

      Lacking technical leadership and bigger picture strategy. Also weird with remote status approval

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