Workday
4.1 of 5 112 reviews
www.workday.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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4.1 112 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Workday Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(51 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Pay is horrifically below industry standards (especially for the Bay Area)"
    in 5 reviews
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Workday - a good place to join the cloud

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsVery smart team - easy access to resources

ConsToo many hours - no work/family balance

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Workday is a great place for smart and creative people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsAt Workday, you'll work with the best and the brightest. Everyday you get to be inspired by someone with whom you work, and you get to try things you've never done. Workday is a very flat organization, which means that your voice always matters. Workday is filled with people who are givers rather than takers, as the culture is built on collaboration rather than politics.

ConsI've never worked as many hours as I work at Workday. The pace can either be invigorating or draining, depending on your personality.

Advice to Senior ManagementFor the most part, Workday's management seems terrific. It's great to have a visionary CEO, and to have people who really seem to care about the future of Workday as managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting, discovering and building the future of ERP-Cloud.

Talent Acquisition Recruitment (Current Employee)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

Pros- Great to work for true ERP-could business
- Winning business of the legacy SW enterprise
- Start-up with intelligence, ambition and longterm vision
- Great Leadership, greater employers.

Cons- A start-up is not for everybody
- short lines of communication and efficient lines can be difficult when not used to it.
- Very senior people with a "can do" and "will win" mentality can be confrontational

Advice to Senior Management- Keep zooming in on the floor
- Keep excluding and not accepting average in everything you plan and execute.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to be part of with loads of career opportunities in the long run

CSD (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

Pros-Great colleagues
-Since the company is still 'small' you feel like you actually contribute to the companies success
-A lot of exposure to other business units which can help you develop a career path
-Everyone is all about 'work hard, play hard'
- Many career possibilities in the long run

Cons- Average salary
- Limited career options short term
- Limited training
- Fast growing companies might not be for everyone

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunity if you are in the "in" crowd

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompany is growing fast and gaining market share. Good ride while the other ERP companies struggle to get in the cloud.

ConsVery cliquey, and if you are not Peoplesoft alumni, your career options are limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and utilize experience of employees who have other than Peoplesoft backgrounds. Give the over 30 yo new hires as warm a welcome as the new college graduate kids.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous

Marketing (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

Pros* Fabulous technology
* Experienced leaders
* Great potential for growth and world domination

Cons* Political scene among leadership is subtle, but when the big dogs don't like something/one, watch out
* Coworkers are not as helpful to each other as I expected them to be / they describe in their culture
* They underpay in salary (but it's made up in stock)

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in some training to managers. Discourage "territory building" amongst higher level VPs. Compensate people in salary at market rates please.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to get suckered into with empty promises

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday

ProsWorkday has generally a great product and innovative technology. They are on course to become market leaders in a very competitive space with room for growth and expansion. There are some good coworkers to be had with lots of industry and technology experience. Good place to grow your career and explore (especially for younger new grads).

ConsPay is horrifically below industry standards (especially for the Bay Area). Even being here for over a year, the promise of a pay raise is just a dream that's teased by upper management and HR (many people can attest and have left because of this). Even post-IPO, many people had hoped that pay raises and compensation normalization would come quickly, as of this writing, this has yet to come. Like many reviews here, unless you were here in the early days, you will not be cashing out a ton of money from the IPO.

There are 'in' crowds and 'out' crowds, your experience here will vary by which crowd you get into.

The 'best company in the bay area' claim is such a joke. The bagels (which you get sick of), free fruit (which only come 2x a week) do not offset the bad company benefits, lack of any other relevant 'extras', lack of bonuses, promotion, etc. The claims in that 'award' is a lie and is clearly a bribe from HR to boost applicant volume.

If you're considering a career at Workday, proceed with caution and come in with very low expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop kidding yourselves and listen to employee's plights if you really do 'care'

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday

ProsThis is a great place to work

Consdoes not pay that well

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Helpful People, Great Enviroment

Software Development Intern (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat staff, wonderful community especially for interns. Plenty of work to do.

ConsLocation is a bit offsetting but you get used to it.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good ride

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsStrong product and technology. Culture centered around innovation, working hard and having fun.

ConsDifficult environment for anyone that is not agreeable to frequent change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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