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Helpful (4)

Good Place to work if you like to be discriminated against

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

A lot of good people (although most have left)
Fairly good product

Cons

Senior Management is Machiavellian
No upward growth
"In crowd" atmosphere
Innovation is discouraged
If you get on the wrong side of Snr Management, you are put on "special project"
IPO won't get their emps anything. C'mon guys, $250m raised in VC funding?! You will be left with a crap job and no upward mobility

Advice to Management

Too bad money can't buy you character and integrity

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  1. Helpful (14)

    Good break after graduating from UC Berkeley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back attitude, allowed to work from home sometimes, good work-life balance are all great parts of working at Workday. Also, the company is successful and generally people are upbeat. Also nobody gets fired here. So considering the company outlook, this is a great place to work if your priority is job security and low stress.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to widely used frameworks and development tools--this is especially true for Application Developers. On the Tools team you get more exposure, but it's mostly just Java and a little bit of XML processing. The problem is a "Not Invented Here" attitude, that results in more work for you and fewer employable skills to gain. A little too much company kool-aid; sometimes the hype gets to me. Not all managers are top notch (they get fired more rarely than employees) and some are just plain ineffective and annoying (but most of them were at least developers at some point). Also pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees enough work to feel like they are productive. Don't be a nervous nanny, nobody likes a micro-manager (a little bit of an epidemic here). Treat your employees like adults, not kids.

  2. Helpful (25)

    Great Technology, Great Vision - Poorly executed..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Development - Developer
    Current Employee - Financial Development - Developer

    I have been working at Workday

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Great Vision
    Fun People to work with
    Strive to do your best

    Cons

    Inexperience Management
    Decisions come from one person with little room for feedback
    No Career Path - after entry level - you are stuck in a path to no where
    Internal fighting between development (engineering) and product management (business)
    Everyone reports to one person -- that one person has no time to talk and eventually ignores you.

    Advice to Management

    If you plan to keep good people and be the BEST, then you need to start to clean house from the TOP... the people you promote to management aren't really good managers -- You provide HR applications... it's about time you develop your own HR team and create solid careers paths in development and in other areas... right now, for example, your financial development team is headed by one person and everyone reports to one person... no growth for anyone on the team -- that one person has absolute control... not the best way to run your engineering team.

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