Workday

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13 people found this helpful  

Don't work there unless you worked at PeopleSoft and/or don't have a life.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Workday

Pros

The company is definitely in high-gear mode and I think it will be tremendously successful, if they can ramp up hiring and continue to execute well. The technology base is good, with caveats noted below.

Cons

The pace is relentless and the work not particularly interesting. Very political, and very much "The Ex-PeopleSoft We Hate Larry" club. The toolset is completely proprietary, and there is explicit lack of investment in the application development environment. Unfortunately, the mindset is "work harder, not smarter" and number of hours in the office (and nights and weekends) are an important metric for success.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Top management is excellent -- I really do think that Dave and Aneel walk on water -- but middle management is poor. Need to reward creativity, not just drone-like groupthink. Good luck hiring/retaining once the economy turns around.

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Corporate snake pit if you are on the wrong side of the political animals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Good potential for IPO, if you have the right manager it can be a great place to work

    Cons

    Toxic political environment, all the downsides of a large company crammed into a startup

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pigeon hole people and learn to accept criticism freely

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    A company with great culture

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Team work is great since everyone helps
    Great technology support amazing results
    Office amenities make the day much less hard

    Cons

    This office is relatively small, that means it is required to each of the employees to do a step more. That means a bit more work but also lot of opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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