Workday Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
133 Reviews
4.3
133 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management (in 7 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been an amazing time working at Workday. The people are extremely friendly and are always willing to help.

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

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Community as a whole
    The work environment

    Cons

    Upper management seems to abuse their power a bit much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe that because you are in a higher position, you will receive everything your heart desires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    It is not what they pretend to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Some departments seemed good to work for still when I left.

    Cons

    Lies from management.
    Backstabbing to gain rank.
    Sexual harassment towards females at least in my department. (yes a compliant was given to HR. But even the people I know saw it didn't want to get involved)
    The company moto is 'Workday and nights' definitely true if you want to get ahead. Don't expect a family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examam your new management. It's about how can I rise though the ranks. Not about employees. You want to be be the best place to work. Stop asking us to lie on the public servey. They give 2 surveys. One for the public. The other for the truth that management sees. And ignores it seems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice culture, they really care for employees, great pay, excellent benefits, free breakfast, snacks, refreshments, recreation (pool/ping pong/arcade games), gym membership, green workplace, lots and lots of fun events, and the list goes on...

    On their products-brilliant architecture, out of the box thinking, all round awesome.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

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    • 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

    Pros

    Best HR product on the market bar-none, excellent talent and hard working employees

    Cons

    2 CEO's with opposite management styles has created a divisive leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on Management training and improve hiring profiles across key areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company

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

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing, there's great benefits, and awesome perks. What more do you need?

    Cons

    It's growing at a rapid pace so the small business feel is diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was great! She was engaged, honest, and approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The technology is ever evolving to meet our client's needs. Things are never boring or slow paced here.

    Cons

    I am not sure if i have one yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE, too much work and not enough employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast growing company with focus on employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    There is a great sense of ownership of the services each team provides and with the company growing at a fast pace, there are lot of opportunities for grow into roles which you are looking for.

    Cons

    As the company is still not know as much as it should be outside US, it is relatively new in Europe and still has to find a name to be amongst the best employer

  9.  

    Love it

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work and growth

    Cons

    not really, still a growing company learning how to manage the increasing number of clients and workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Very political company - if you're connected, great. If not....good luck.

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

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Great product and huge market momentum. Very strong position in the market and working on converting from legacy systems.

    Cons

    Extremely political leadership that takes care of the inside crew and doesn't care about the rest. The top makes all the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The Generation Workday program does a good job of bringing in top talent and grooming them to be the future faces of the company. For what I do at the company, I found the pay to be great, coming out of school. The company is growing, so they are adding benefits all the time. Nice free gym membership.

    Cons

    In certain roles, you can be stretched thin a times. Workday emphasizes fun and friendship as being important to the overall culture, but It can be more attainable to some than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees and paving the way for great enterprise SaaS!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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