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Workday Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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4.1 125 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(61 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management(in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and a really great company(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth(in 6 reviews)

  • They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area(in 5 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    It is not what they pretend to be.

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsDecent pay.
    Some departments seemed good to work for still when I left.

    ConsLies 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 Senior ManagementExamam 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsBest HR product on the market bar-none, excellent talent and hard working employees

    Cons2 CEO's with opposite management styles has created a divisive leadership team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease focus on Management training and improve hiring profiles across key areas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsIn 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 Senior ManagementKeep investing in your employees and paving the way for great enterprise SaaS!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but management could use training

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible 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.

    Cons1st/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 Senior ManagementOffer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    was amazing, turning bureaucratic in a hurry...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Somewhat disillusioned

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Corporate Sales Development (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsMany 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity if you are in the "in" crowd

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    1 person found this helpful  

    Mgr

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a great place to work

    Consdoes not pay that well

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    Fast paced exciting company

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsSuccessful company
    Good product and happy customers
    Work hard; play hard

    ConsEveryone seems to work very long hours and you need to be OK with this to be successful
    Corporate culture and values doesn't always translate to the actual work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your people happy and you will keep your customers happy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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