Workday Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2021

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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
1,180 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture with industry leading technology stack(in 147 reviews)

  • "great company with good benefits & culture(in 76 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Developers use a proprietary language(in 48 reviews)

  • "Compensation is obviously not as great as other top companies but for living in Pleasanton, I think it’s definitely great(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Fantastic place to work

      Sep 16, 2020 - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Employees always treated fantastically, great culture, helpful people always willing to answer any questions

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best company ever!

      Mar 10, 2021 - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is employee and customer focused

      Cons

      There are no cons to mention

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Overall ok company, but some times it could be cheap

      Apr 21, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly working environment and colleagues Ok overall compensation and benefits Standing up on important social issues

      Cons

      Some times, it could be cheap. The performance stock is cut in half due to the stock price is more than doubled, this could be understandable to some degree. But compensation raise is so little (may not apply to all though), well, if the company really cares about its employees, why it doesn't give good (by reviews from managers and colleagues) employee a reasonable raise? Just to save a few stocks? With the company always achieves >20% growth, what can you say about it... Effectively, it is a cut, so we will see if we worth much else where...

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company

      Mar 4, 2021 - Director in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great core values, support for employees, culture

      Cons

      some growing pains with company size increase

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Culture is key at Workday

      Oct 27, 2020 - Value Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      In short, Workday is an amazing place to work. The value of working for a leading HR-solution provider is that as an organization, they are thought leaders in culture and empowering employees. Almost everyone I work with is smart, friendly and collaborative. This is a purpose-driven company that inspires me to bring my best self to work every single day.

      Cons

      Aside from the challenges of working remotely, I do not have any meaningful cons to share about my experience at Workday.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Politics is all you need here

      Mar 5, 2021 - Machine Learning Engineer in Victoria, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice, hard workin and friendly workmates.

      Cons

      Very low quality prducts. No value for research. Politicing in almost everything such as projects, promotions, forcing the employees to vote for the company to be in best placeto work list etc.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome Company

      Jan 11, 2021 - Solution Consultant in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The managers at Workday and the leadership is listening closely to their employees. We are always heard and well taken care of.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No programming, just clicking your mouse and filling in forms.

      Oct 3, 2020 - Software Applications Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Workday does a good job of providing a lot of employee programs (fitness, snack, etc).

      Cons

      As a Software Application Engineer, you will use Workday's proprietary language called XO. It is horrible. It is soul-sucking and depressing. XO is not a programming language, it is forms that are filled out in a web browser to cause changes in the Workday application. You will not learn anything by using XO. There are no transferable skills to help you in your future if you work here as a Software Application Engineer. Workday knows this and are developing a layer on top of XO called YP. Don't be fooled, YP is not like any common programming language and will not help you in your future either. All I can say is DO NOT work here because you can do better and you deserve better.

      10 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Clearly one of the best places to work

      Oct 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - There's always something interesting going on in the office - Colleagues genuinely want to know you as a person - Colleagues clearly enjoy working at Workday - Everyone is there to ensure your success - Opportunities to grow your career within Workday - Close professional relationships with other colleagues across the globe - Very physically active office

      Cons

      - Sometimes, the overwhelming amount of meetings you're invited to

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A True People Company

      Oct 13, 2020 - Senior QA Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * People oriented, genuinely care about employees as human being not just the workforce * Highly energetic, always up for the challenges of being innovative and continuous improvement * Fun place, filled with professionals who's active on all kinds of outdoor activities * Flexible and friendly working environment so you can just be yourself

      Cons

      seriously I can't think of any cons.

      2 people found this review helpful
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