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13 people found this helpful  

Good break after graduating from UC Berkeley

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

I have been working at Workday

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Workday

  1. 24 people found this helpful  

    Great company, bad department

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

    I have been working at Workday

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Exciting, fast growing organization which will be very successful

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Great core values
    Company is striving to be the best
    Leader in technology innovation
    The software helps our customers save time and money
    Top executives truly care about employees
    IPO

    Cons

    Interview process focuses on next steps after CSD, this rarely occurs
    Marketing takes all the credit for pipeline development which is very inaccurate
    Hit your goals quick or you're gone
    No true career path into outside sales
    "Fun" place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workday is a talent management solution which allows top performers to excel in the organization. Maybe Workday should start using our own software to manage the sales group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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