Workday Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Pros
  • With that said, work life balance is respected (at least in the orgs I have experience with) (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 7 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 Years and still loving it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Management in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Management in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Amazing challenges and huge opportunity to build solutions that scale.
    - Great management which has a vision and direction for the company
    - Work/Life balance is excellent; the company is very family focused.
    - If you're a high contributor, near unlimited potential for opportunities and promotions. Lots of opportunity to get promoted, or move to other teams.
    - Large deployment of scrum/agile has yielded a workplace with low interruptions and a high focus on delivering products.
    - Low politics for a company of this size
    - Pleasanton campus is really growing, up to 5 or 6 building at the time of this review. It's a great (physical location) place to work! We offer bikes to get around campus, and to the Stoneridge mall!

    Cons

    - Relationship focused, you really need to connect with others to make the most of your time working here. If you don't do well connecting with others or working in teams, your mileage may vary.
    - Parking on campus can be difficult, if you come in after 10am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to invest in Employee programs; I personally love the Breakfast events that takes place every summer!
    - Continue to push a culture of low politics; it's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good technology company to work in with a great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly culture, doesn't seem like a boring IT job, lot of games to play - fun time. good IT

    Cons

    loaded with work all the time, expect to work over your capacity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. LOVE IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am totally inspired by our co founders Dave and Aneel. They set the company culture and it's felt throughout every level of the organization. Not only that, the work is exceptionally interesting. The end goal is to make enterprise software that is engaging, easy, fun, and desirable to use. It's problem solving at its finest! Day to day, you get to work with other employees who have a passion for what they do. It makes it fun to come to work - you actually WANT to go to the office.

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep at it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal culture, ability to work with high performing teams, great training, innovative technology

    Cons

    The amount of information/training available can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Fun, engaging, good work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    the people, work culture, and the way we get to go about our tasks every day. There is team objective to meet goals and accomplish them without unnecessary stress

    Cons

    SAAS model that is built very similar to internet companies with many cycles of development, company is growing fast and they will need to adjust for that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, the flat hierarchy creates a great work environment. I've thoroughly my time at workday and proud to have worked here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Workday Tech

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, benefits, work-life balance, culture

    Cons

    Office politics, leadership, unorganized, promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. this company has been amazing thus far

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    growing company with great colleagues and positive attitude

    Cons

    the actual and official training (HCM Core) is not organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership
    Outstanding Product
    Customer and Employee Friendly
    Challenging Work
    Great colleagues and Teamwork

    Cons

    Growing super fast so need to be ready for change. Not sure this is a con but have to be ready to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture alive. Don't allow mid-level managers to create politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    + Working Environment
    + Flexible
    + Care about career development

    Cons

    - Benefits (i.e. No 401(k) match)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Fast Growing Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move into other positions within Workday. Since this is a fast growing company, many positions open up every year.

    Cons

    With change comes movement of leaders within the company. So, who your manager is this year may not be the same person next year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote within and give opportunity to others that exceed expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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