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All that glitters is not gold

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

I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- If you are the type who takes instructions and follows them without any space or time for creativity join this firm
- If you also are the type who work better under inefficient leaders - Join this Company

Cons

- I agree with everyone else on this portal about Workday's Clicky culture - If you are in the in crowd you get away with almost anything.
- There is no room for innovation or creativity, coz you are expected to follow procedure every single second of your time here. Creativity is for the higher ups, if you are in the low rung and want to be creative you are going to be shot down almost immediately.
- The nickname - WorkDaynNight is very true. Hence no work life balance at all.
- Don't expect your manager to help you figure out your career; strengths or weaknesses. She will have no interest or intention to contribute to your professional growth.
- Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer.

This is the part that is most frustrating - They do not like you moving around teams. They discourage that with all their might.

ps: The key to success here is to suck up to HR; There is very little sense of confidentiality in that department.

Advice to Management

Post IPO phase for any company is tough -- tread carefully; compensate and appreciate employee; Review your benefits; don't try so hard to behave like a big firm.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    keep doing what you are doing

  2. Pleasant applications development intern experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

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