Workday Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Good first job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Deployment Analyst - Lifecycle Deployment Team in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Deployment Analyst - Lifecycle Deployment Team in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Great startup that is growing quickly.

    Cons

    Due to being a startup, there is no 401k match and stock grants which cannot be fully accessed for four years are given as bonuses and raises instead of cash.


  2. Great Work-Life balance....but

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance
    Very fun Company
    VERY Flexibly time off
    Snacks!

    Cons

    Compensation relative to other companies isn't the best
    No 401k


  3. Admin

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great product and huge market momentum

    Cons

    Pay is horrifically below industry standards


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Workday's review for Software Engineers in Apps

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test In Applications in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test In Applications in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great lifestyle. Get to learn a lot about the company and even as an entry position you are given respect. Lots of new and interesting technology to learn. Steep learning curve, but once you get over that hump it becomes easier to make new applications. Overall a great company to work. The company has lots of perks and great team outings. The company tries to keep a happy and very comfortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    The technology used puts current employees into a pigeon hole. Software engineers are using a proprietary coding language that is developed by Workday. Everything is done in two specific graph like languages. If you stay to long in the company your coding skills will get dull. Workday puts their employees in a comfort zone that can be good for some but bad for others trying to increase their knowledge in the coding and tech world. My advice would be that if you join Workday's apps team, experience it for a year and either transfer to another group or look for something more challenging elsewhere. Many will say there is no company politics but from my personal experience there is quite a bit. The company portrays this image of happy and everything is great but that creates more of a frustration for others, because instead of saying the problem out front issues and discomforts just get bottled up. Lastly the company encourages employees to seek out different groups within the company but unfortunately since each team I have seen has such limited resources that it can take up to 2 years before any kind of talk about moving occurs.

    Advice to Management

    Make moving around and exploring different groups more accessible. Holding your engineers and not letting them explore will just make them want to do the opposite. Don't say that exploring opportunities is possible and not let the engineer move and waste more time if they are not interested in the group anymore.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Integration Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Integrations Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Integrations Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, pretty chill atmosphere for the most part. Company is in a really good spot above the competition

    Cons

    When you start they make you do this GW program and treat you like a child. You have to be there 8-5 and they don't give you any work to do. In the services side of the business, it's really hard to move offices is internally

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the GW program. It just lowers the status of every young employee and makes them lower their own expectations, and thus do less work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Unlimited PTO
    Lots of motivated people
    Lots of growth

    Cons

    No 401k matching
    People complain about their salary


  8. Data Scientist Associate

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

    I worked at Workday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back company culture
    no formal dressing code necessary
    friendly co-workers

    Cons

    work can get really stressful sometimes


  9. I work here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are friendly people, I like the culture, company makes money, really great weather

    Cons

    don't like the management
    location is far and hard to get to
    no gym
    no cafeteria so I have to eat outside

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job. Think more about your employees and what they need/want not you want.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Technology is the best I have ever sold...WDAY backs up innovation, support, customer stories claims..they are real

    Cons

    Sales alignment, transitioning from those who benefited from the IPO to those who are new.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how you are engaging new employees, especially those who were not Employe #???..Not sure why everyone who was part of the IPO needs to tell me what number employee number they were.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Great company, not so great leadership in Talent Acquisition.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter 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

    I was proud to recruit for such a fast growing, disruptive, well respected company. The story was so fun and exciting to tell. My colleagues were fantastic.

    Cons

    Leadership in recruitment was weak, very little support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stronger PEOPLE managers. A stronger Talent Acquisition leadership team, that treat their team with respect and support, is needed.



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