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Workday Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
147 Reviews

4.3
147 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, good sense of community, great products, great customer services
    Family Friendly
    Pet Friendly

    Cons

    Usual office politics, no flexibility for remote work or office hours

  2.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Great health care, growing company

    Cons

    employee perks are few but on the rise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workday way and culture #1.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good ride

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    • 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

    Pros

    Very collaborative and respective environment.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!

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

    Interesting company to work for

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

    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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technical

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

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Workday has an outstanding work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, good people, even better product!

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

    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

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