Workday Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
139 Reviews
4.3
139 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    So far so good...

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative company with energized employees all working together to make the company succeed. Core values are refreshing.

    Cons

    Success and growth keep company in a constant state of change. Not an environment that everyone is comfortable with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you've been doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    a most pleasant company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, enthusiastic people and an overwhelmingly positive culture
    Leading edge technology
    Excellent business model
    Excellent sales pipeline

    Workday is a fast paced software company with vision and leadership. It is an excellent place to advance internally, and also excellent for a future resume since it has a reputation for hiring well, and uses leading edge technologies. People work together without the paralyzing politics found in so many corporations, because the management has made it so by having policies that reinforce and reward teamwork and innovation.

    Cons

    no cons. this is a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant applications development intern experience

    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The office had a laid back atmosphere, the other employees were extremely friendly and outgoing. Everyone was helpful and it seemed like the other employees wanted me to succeed.

    Cons

    Their framework is unconventional and may take some time to get used to. It was a while before I could confidently start developing something without constantly needing guidance.

    Recommends
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    You get out what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Experienced Senior Leadership
    Great Product
    Happy Customers
    Long Term Growth Opportunities

    The software is in very high demand, and there we are filling a need that is really only supplied by one company. The incumbent vendors are doomed (with perhaps the exception of SAP). Oracle will soon leave the ERP market, because no one will be buying on-premise ERP in 5 years. Tech comes and goes, and we are on the way in.

    Cons

    Growing pains associated with any hyper-growth company (i.e. processes are fluid and sometimes unclear)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. As long you continue to treat the front-line employee with respect and honesty, our future is extremely bright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Workday - a good place to join the cloud

    • 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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart team - easy access to resources

    Cons

    Too many hours - no work/family balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Workday is a great place for smart and creative people

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At Workday, you'll work with the best and the brightest. Everyday you get to be inspired by someone with whom you work, and you get to try things you've never done. Workday is a very flat organization, which means that your voice always matters. Workday is filled with people who are givers rather than takers, as the culture is built on collaboration rather than politics.

    Cons

    I've never worked as many hours as I work at Workday. The pace can either be invigorating or draining, depending on your personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, Workday's management seems terrific. It's great to have a visionary CEO, and to have people who really seem to care about the future of Workday as managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting, discovering and building the future of ERP-Cloud.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great to work for true ERP-could business
    - Winning business of the legacy SW enterprise
    - Start-up with intelligence, ambition and longterm vision
    - Great Leadership, greater employers.

    Cons

    - A start-up is not for everybody
    - short lines of communication and efficient lines can be difficult when not used to it.
    - Very senior people with a "can do" and "will win" mentality can be confrontational

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep zooming in on the floor
    - Keep excluding and not accepting average in everything you plan and execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Helpful People, Great Enviroment

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff, wonderful community especially for interns. Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Location is a bit offsetting but you get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exiting place to be.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture
    People
    Growth
    Being part of something special and very unique.

    Cons

    No convicts work here, why do you ask?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, Fast and Friendly

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Super smart, engaged and fun people who are really passionate about the products and their customers

    Cons

    Growing very quickly so sometimes things seem a bit scattered. It's still a start up -- albeit a very sophisticated start up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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