Workday Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Pros
  • Decent Work-Life Balance depending upon your role (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product and huge market momentum (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is horrifically below industry standards (especially for the Bay Area) (in 7 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Value selling strategist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Value Selling Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Value Selling Strategist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Workday (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow as there is a huge market opportunity and the general trend to move to cloud in the industry.

    Cons

    Not bad place to work but pay could be below industry standard especially in the Bay Area. There are lot of growing pains


  2. Room for Growth If You Can Wait

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. Got along with everyone and showing up to work was easy. Management made it an emphasis to have regular sit downs with you to go over your career progress.

    Cons

    Corporate formatting to advancement. No matter what, advancement was based on time-spent at the company, not results. But I saw many of my peers stick it out and end up getting the promotion they were looking for.


  3. Software QA Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of activities for full-time employees only

    Cons

    big company, right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to Work For - they look for ways to engage employees. Dave Duffield promotes excellent culture in his companies. We work hard and play hard together. Terrific Leadership: thought leadership is good, but the president and the CEO differ in their perspectives on employees Great Products- we have visionary people leading us on technology and applications Seasoned Sales force - We've hired some of the most creative and intelligent people around

    Cons

    I work in excess of 80 hours each week, and am still behind I get top performance reviews, but I haven't had a raise in 3 years; I now have individual contributors making more money than I do Company promotes collaboration, but then implements incentive policies designed to hinder it Still very much a man's world. Very few women in senior leadership roles, and often feels like a "boys club"


  6. Helpful (8)

    Great product and tremendous focus on customer success- tough place as a professional salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at Workday

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on customers is world class along with product offering. Most customers are very happy and truly satisfied.

    Cons

    Sales cycles are very long and limited. Too many salespeople chasing too few opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Align sales territories so that the majority of sales representatives feel they have a solid chance to make their quota. Dissatisfaction among salespeople is high due to limited opportunities for success.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great executive team who know how to lead and smart co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Executive team is seasoned and is well-known. Smart people. Lots of motivated millennials.

    Cons

    Salary isn't great. Benefits aren't that great (no 401k matching)

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth!


  8. Good technology company to work in with a great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good friendly culture Overall Good good IT I like the culture

    Cons

    Expect to work over your capacity


  9. Helpful (8)

    Good product but limited career development with weird Peoplesoft family style culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product team and expand rapidly. People there are very nice in general.

    Cons

    No career development. Manager doesn't appreciate hard working. Management is not professional. Inherited Peoplesoft culture although they don't want to label like that. Very fake. Low pay!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Cutting edge and innovative technology -Rapid growth as cloud ERP software takes over Oracle / SAP market share -Smart co-workers -Seasoned leaders

    Cons

    -Low pay for the Bay Area and especially for a company growing so rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    -Need to pay more fairly for the contributions employees make to help Workday grow so quickly.


  11. Helpful (14)

    It is not what they pretend to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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