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Best Place to Work in the Bay Area

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Current Employee - Communications  in  Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Communications in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Workday

Pros

Dedicated to core values
Respect from colleagues and management across the board
Enjoyable vibe
Exciting time for change in industry
Innovative technology

Cons

Any workday can be a high pressure one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay true to core values and customers.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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