Workday Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
141 Reviews
4.3
141 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Innovative company

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 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
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time (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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    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
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  5. 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
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but management could use training

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Open to working from home and there are lots of employees who work remotely from home offices 100% of the time.
    Lots of employee "perks" and and fun contests.
    Promote healthy lifestyle with health club discounts, brown bag seminars etc…
    Product is great and getting even better.

    Cons

    1st/2nd level managers are still doing an individual contributor jobs and thus aren't effective leaders or communicators
    A lot of managers seem to be people who have just "been there a long time" not necessarily people who are true leaders. Manager Leadership training would be a huge help here.
    Career path isn't obvious nor discussed.
    PTO lags behind other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    was amazing, turning bureaucratic in a hurry...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    great product, solid top (as in C-level) leadership, ethical

    Cons

    way too political for a company of its age and stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop and promote based on performance and talent v. personal relationships and preferences. stop making talent decisions based on second, third hand perceptions. practice what you sell...top flight HCM.

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

    Somewhat disillusioned

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SaaS technology definitely represents the next wave in Enterprise Administrative systems.

    Cons

    Lots of former PeopleSoft employees in the ranks. Lots of Bureaucracy for a small organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, great product and excellent senior management; Beware, toxic CSD environment.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great senior leadership, fun company events. All employees are invited to company meetings. Workday is leading provider of ERP in the cloud, stock is performing well, keep it up.

    Cons

    Many of the old reviews regarding the CSD environment from 2012 remain true well past their date.
    Senior management may not have any idea how bad it really became, or just didn't care;
    bait and switch. Limited career advancement from CSD, most after their CSD tenure end up in positions filled with recent graduates. Some have made it into very interesting roles, the majority went into other support roles not related to prospecting for new customers. Long story short: Your CSD skills have little value in other areas of the company. (Not worth it for all the grunt work that you're enslaved to do.) Especially if you have to do it in SLC.

    If you're interested in 2+ years of cold calling, only to find yourself rotating around to a somewhat related support role, be my guest. If you're passionate about sales, and you want a much more linear and logical career path, salesforce.com might be a better choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity if you are in the "in" crowd

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing fast and gaining market share. Good ride while the other ERP companies struggle to get in the cloud.

    Cons

    Very cliquey, and if you are not Peoplesoft alumni, your career options are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and utilize experience of employees who have other than Peoplesoft backgrounds. Give the over 30 yo new hires as warm a welcome as the new college graduate kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mgr

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    This is a great place to work

    Cons

    does not pay that well

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