Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated 6 February, 2015
Updated 6 February, 2015
34 Reviews
4.0
34 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • With that said, work life balance is respected (at least in the orgs I have experience with) (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 7 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, not so great leadership in Talent Acquisition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I was proud to recruit for such a fast growing, disruptive, well respected company. The story was so fun and exciting to tell. My colleagues were fantastic.

    Cons

    Leadership in recruitment was weak, very little support from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire stronger PEOPLE managers. A stronger Talent Acquisition leadership team, that treat their team with respect and support, is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Technology is the best I have ever sold...WDAY backs up innovation, support, customer stories claims..they are real

    Cons

    Sales alignment, transitioning from those who benefited from the IPO to those who are new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how you are engaging new employees, especially those who were not Employe #?..Not sure why everyone who was part of the IPO needs to tell me what number employee number they were.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting day

    Current Employee - Contracts Team
    Current Employee - Contracts Team

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Politics gets in the way of work sometimes.

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  5.  

    Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship opportunity for computer science students - other departments not as much. They do a great job taking care of their employees, with great pay, complimentary housing, free seminars, and tons of fun details that create a fun office environment.

    Cons

    Not much growth or many learning opportunities outside the areas of computer science.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Love all my co-workers, great product, great customers.

    Cons

    Very process oriented like a lot of software companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focused on specific goals.

  7.  

    Well run company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer

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

    Pros

    Workday is a fun company that means business! We know how to make getting it done satisfying for both employees and customers which means that we have a lot of happy employees and customers. Workday has a workforce that is diverse and well rounded, and I believe that this shows in its products!

    Cons

    Workday needs to invest in better chairs. We sit in those things for the majority of our waking hours, they need to be comfortable and ergonomic, and are worth an investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    place an appropriate value on facilities rather than pinching pennies there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Workday internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, they treat employees really great and the employees are all super nice.

    Cons

    Pleasanton is a boring town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the interns to dorm in SF or the bay area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    democratic ok ok ok ok ok

    Cons

    low pay ok ok ok ok ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay

  10.  

    Almost perfect

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

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

    Pros

    Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment. Some of the best people you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    Infrequent raises, even for long-time employees. One or two departments treat their employees badly. And there really aren't enough bathrooms on each floor anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for employees to transfer internally. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere, Interesting People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Everyone really loves being here, loves each other, or (usually) both. Lots of company sponsored activities which make every week exciting. Management cares about you. You become inspired to work harder. Good pay, free housing (for interns and some positions).

    Cons

    Not many training courses offered for those that like learning from courses. Lots of people still stay after 5, so there is pressure to work longer hours. At times, hard to concentrate because people are always talking and laughing with each other, but a good pair of headphones will help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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