Workday
4.1 of 5 113 reviews
www.workday.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Workday Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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96% Approve of the CEO

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

Aneel Bhusri

(52 ratings)

83% 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 6 reviews
  • "Great people and a really great company"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth"
    in 6 reviews
  • "They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area"
    in 5 reviews
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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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Chasing the carrot of promised stock options with little current benefits

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast.

ConsVery micromanaged and cheap. Travel dollars are watched closely. Plan to stay in lower end hotels and book cheap flights.

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

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Great time to join Workday....company is growing so you have a real opportunity to craft the look and feel of your role.

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

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

ProsVery collaborative and respective environment.

ConsComing out of start up mode so still building up resources and benefits....

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!

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

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Great internship program

UI Engineer - Intern (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I worked at Workday as an intern

Pros- Interns get to do real work for the company
- Well paid
- Flexible start and end dates
- Flexible work hours
- Great learning experience
- Lots of other interns to hang out with
- Guest speakers helped me learn about other areas of the company

Cons- Mandatory intern events distracted from work
- It took several weeks before I was assigned to a project and become part of a Scrum team.

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

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Get ready hard work....no rewards

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

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

ProsIf you are an intern you get perks. If you are sales you get commissions. Bagels and fruit. Games and pool in building.

ConsAverage/below market pay can only take your company so far. Unless you were in at the beginning, the iPo is not going to make you rich.

You will work extremely hard for little gratitude. Be ready to be your own cheerleader as no one else in the company will be.

Advice to Senior ManagementDitch the bagels, offer better pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful company with great prospects. Extremely supportive.

Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

Pros- Great benefits
- Clear an apparent advancement opportunities
- Supportive leadership offering mentorship where appropriate
- Flexible, understanding working environment
- Clean modular codebase
- Willingness to listen to newcomers' ideas

Cons- Too much training
- Not enough pressure to push yourself
- Social events and startup attitude seem forced for such a large company
- App development platform is very slow and cumbersome to use

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile I think they have created an excellent product and a great place to work, they are underutilizing their engineering staff. This obviously affects different people differently, but there is no real pressure to push yourself. Thsis is a severe mismanagment of the high-potential talent. At best, it leads to suboptimal performance; at worst, it leads to boredom and loss of talent.

Also, the training is far too cushy and extensive. Research has demonstrated time and time again the superior effectiveness of on-the-job training, but Workday instead forces employees to attend

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

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Fun, Fast and Friendly

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSuper smart, engaged and fun people who are really passionate about the products and their customers

ConsGrowing very quickly so sometimes things seem a bit scattered. It's still a start up -- albeit a very sophisticated start up.

Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate

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

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Great company with unlimited opportunity...

Associate Consultant (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

Pros- Flat organization
- Accessible executive leadership
- Innovative
- High Growth
- Amazing culture
- Great people
- Opportunity for upward mobility

Cons- High-Growth can be exciting, but stressful

Advice to Senior ManagementAs we continue to grow, we would love to maintain the visibility and accessibility we currently have to learn from all of you

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

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Sometimes cards are played; but do your best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday as a contractor

Pros- great environment
- wonderful employees
- jeans and t-shirts is just perfect

Cons- sometimes you need to be fake

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 company determined to keep its customers and employees happy... and it shows!

Associate Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I worked at Workday as an intern for less than a year

ProsWorkday is a fast-growing company that aims to deliver a high-quality SaaS product, but also does not overwork its employees. Company culture includes an annual company picnic, bring your child to Workday, and various company-sponsored events (note, this was all during one summer as an intern).

ConsThe proprietary application development language is not something you can put on a resume, but the development and problem-solving skills you learn by using it can.

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

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