There are newer employer reviews for Workday
There are newer employer reviews for Workday

See Most Recent

Helpful (40)

"Bait and Switch"

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Disruptive technology Impressive brand name customers Top leadership well respected in the industry IPO on the horizon Chance to make a mark on a promising new company

Cons

The term "bait and switch" comes to mind when thinking about my experience at Workday. I was sold on the idea of joining up with a hot company that values building and grooming talent. That is the whole premise of what Workday's very own product is supposed to provide...isn't it? I was promised that there would be ample opportunities to explore different areas within the organization and grow my career. Soon after joining the team, I came to the harsh realization that was not the case. The leadership of the sales development team quickly proved that they make empty promises. The idea of "talent management" and helping employees to grow is nothing more than a feel-good slogan on the front page of the website. Employees are not treated in a respectful and adult manner, and are openly criticized in front of peers. Team morale only continues to decrease, and there is no improvement in sight.

Advice to Management

If you want to continue to attract top talent, you better start taking a look at how well the current talent gets treated by those you put in management positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Workday

  1. Helpful (25)

    Great company, bad department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workday is a great company, has a phenomenal product, and is for the most part very well managed. It also has very good values that it tries to embody in every aspect of their business and how they treat employees

    Cons

    The values I just mentioned don't seem to be equally carried out in every department. The inside sales department is run in a fashion that doesn't represent the values the owners work so hard at implementing, which is a shame. Also, there seems to be rampant nepotism going on.


  2. Helpful (15)

    Good break after graduating from UC Berkeley

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

    Pros

    Laid back attitude, allowed to work from home sometimes, good work-life balance are all great parts of working at Workday. Also, the company is successful and generally people are upbeat. Also nobody gets fired here. So considering the company outlook, this is a great place to work if your priority is job security and low stress.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to widely used frameworks and development tools--this is especially true for Application Developers. On the Tools team you get more exposure, but it's mostly just Java and a little bit of XML processing. The problem is a "Not Invented Here" attitude, that results in more work for you and fewer employable skills to gain. A little too much company kool-aid; sometimes the hype gets to me. Not all managers are top notch (they get fired more rarely than employees) and some are just plain ineffective and annoying (but most of them were at least developers at some point). Also pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees enough work to feel like they are productive. Don't be a nervous nanny, nobody likes a micro-manager (a little bit of an epidemic here). Treat your employees like adults, not kids.


There are newer employer reviews for Workday
There are newer employer reviews for Workday

See Most Recent

Work at Workday? Share Your Experiences

Workday

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.