Workday Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
133 Reviews
4.3
133 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.  

    Good Experience, But Not Perfect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They supply housing and the pay is pretty good. Very good company to work for and they really invest in your development/ education as a software engineer.

    Cons

    It is a big company and sometimes you get lost in the shuffle or get bogged down in the corporate structure. They weren't extremely prepared for the fall interns with projects so there was some sitting around and waiting at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, CEOs, product and co-workers!

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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

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CEOs who believe in me and, unlike some others, are not weasels.
    Everyone here is really smart and motivated.
    Constant opportunities to innovate, as the kind of work we do has not been done before.
    Satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Not paid competitive to the market, but that is balanced by great stock options in my case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some kind of sabbatical program for those of us who have been running at full speed for quite a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    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

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  5.  

    Exciting place to work

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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

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative, rapidly expanding, great culture,

    Cons

    long hours but its worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than a year

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to be part of with loads of career opportunities in the long run

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Csd  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Csd in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    -Great colleagues
    -Since the company is still 'small' you feel like you actually contribute to the companies success
    -A lot of exposure to other business units which can help you develop a career path
    -Everyone is all about 'work hard, play hard'
    - Many career possibilities in the long run

    Cons

    - Average salary
    - Limited career options short term
    - Limited training
    - Fast growing companies might not be for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees

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

    Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9.  

    A good ride

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for more than a year

    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
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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 for less than a year

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sometimes cards are played; but do your best

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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