Workday Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Professional, hard-working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Workday's SaaS-based software is innovative and is gaining customers in human resources and financial management markets. Employees are very positive about the company and the customers. The environment is usually collegial and cooperative. A professional atmosphere is emphasized.

    Cons

    Many employees started working together at Peoplesoft (now Oracle) and it is difficult to have the same rapport if you don't have that background. There is an emphasis on having experience with human resources and financial management markets even if that isn't your primary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should seek to value diversity in terms of employee background. It would be nice to see a greater variety of experiences.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant motivated genuinely good people

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    This company is going to make a lot of people very comfortable, the technology and innovation is literally bleeding edge, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited equity-small pre IPO offers, very poor benefits, sub standard wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises are absolutely an imperative or you will begin to lose folks, also more shares would make a difference particularly for those who have been here for some time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Great leadership,what else could I say

    Cons

    Boring,no way to advance career

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    An excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    There is definitely the opportunity to expand one's knowledge and skill set, and explore other opportunities with other teams within the company.

    Cons

    The nickname here is "Workday (And Night)," and it's very true. There is definitely a cliquish ex-PeopleSoft mentality as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope increased salary packages are in the future if the company goes public.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, good people, even better product!

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    Current Employee - Education Consultant  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Education Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    IPO this year is a very good reason, great product, cutting edge, we sell a superior technology, product, and service. SaaS is the word!

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, no raises in years, hard but fun work, insufficient recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut lose some of that stock, can't take it with you, we who have been there for years deserve more equity participation. We work without raises hoping for a nice payoff in the IPO.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Workday has an outstanding work environment

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Workday is a wonderful place to work. I love the work that I do and the people I work with.

    Cons

    We are growing so fast, it can be hard to keep up with the new hires week to week.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technical

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work flexibility, good pay, fun

    Cons

    Noisy working conditions, no private phones, nice but tough, too much of a cult environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Interesting company to work for

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Workday is truly re-inventing how ERP systems work. Having been in ERP for 10 years, there is the opportunity to make business processes more efficient utilizing object modeling. That coupled with being SAAS makes for some interesting work.

    Workday is really telecommuter friendly; they don't care where you work as long as you are available and you meet your deadlines.

    I do believe the founders of the company want people to enjoy where they work. Lots of company events, a couple of game rooms, and people joking around make for a good environment even with the high workload. (The CEO does expect you to work). Certain departments are more stressful than others.

    Cons

    Health care and 401K options are disappointing; I've had better at other companies this size. Also the corporate culture can wear on you over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-examine the health care benefits. I feel strongly that we are not getting the best value for what we pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sometimes cards are played; but do your best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday as a contractor

    Pros

    - great environment
    - wonderful employees
    - jeans and t-shirts is just perfect

    Cons

    - sometimes you need to be fake

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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