Workday Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Interesting company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

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

    Pros

    Great Software and very well designed.

    Cons

    Top of the range pricing with little room to negotiate.

    Architecture pushed down the throats of all prospects whether they are interested in it or not. Makes you look arrogant.

    Lack of business professionals in pre sales leads to little understanding of the prospects requirements. This leads to high level sales pitches and you are encouraged not to go into any detail in the sales cycle.

    Over ambitious sales targets in Europe leading to high turnover in sale reps.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell like Americans in Europe.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    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"

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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!

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (6)

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

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    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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Innovative company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9. Helpful (14)

    It is not what they pretend to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Pretty Good

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

    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 Management

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

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