Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 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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    8 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous

    Marketing (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    Pros* Fabulous technology
    * Experienced leaders
    * Great potential for growth and world domination

    Cons* Political scene among leadership is subtle, but when the big dogs don't like something/one, watch out
    * Coworkers are not as helpful to each other as I expected them to be / they describe in their culture
    * They underpay in salary (but it's made up in stock)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in some training to managers. Discourage "territory building" amongst higher level VPs. Compensate people in salary at market rates please.

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

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    A good ride

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong product and technology. Culture centered around innovation, working hard and having fun.

    ConsDifficult environment for anyone that is not agreeable to frequent change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great time to join Workday....company is growing so you have a real opportunity to craft the look and feel of your role.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsVery collaborative and respective environment.

    ConsComing out of start up mode so still building up resources and benefits....

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting company to work for

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsWorkday 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.

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

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

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Technical

    Senior Applications Developer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsWork flexibility, good pay, fun

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

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Workday has an outstanding work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, good people, even better product!

    Education Consultant (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    An excellent place to work

    Associate Test Automation Engineer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope increased salary packages are in the future if the company goes public.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Good

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsGreat leadership,what else could I say

    ConsBoring,no way to advance career

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    Brilliant motivated genuinely good people

    Education (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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