Workday Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and a really great company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth (in 6 reviews)

  • They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    You get out what you put in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Very Experienced Senior Leadership
    Great Product
    Happy Customers
    Long Term Growth Opportunities

    The software is in very high demand, and there we are filling a need that is really only supplied by one company. The incumbent vendors are doomed (with perhaps the exception of SAP). Oracle will soon leave the ERP market, because no one will be buying on-premise ERP in 5 years. Tech comes and goes, and we are on the way in.

    Cons

    Growing pains associated with any hyper-growth company (i.e. processes are fluid and sometimes unclear)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. As long you continue to treat the front-line employee with respect and honesty, our future is extremely bright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    incredible work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, competitive working environment, high collaboration, All in all a great fun company to work for that is a "work hard, play hard" mentality

    Cons

    Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline. When you get onboarded you get thrown right into the mix of things which can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out the new hires so that they become familiar faster with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Workday - a good place to join the cloud

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart team - easy access to resources

    Cons

    Too many hours - no work/family balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

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

    Workday is a great place for smart and creative people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    At Workday, you'll work with the best and the brightest. Everyday you get to be inspired by someone with whom you work, and you get to try things you've never done. Workday is a very flat organization, which means that your voice always matters. Workday is filled with people who are givers rather than takers, as the culture is built on collaboration rather than politics.

    Cons

    I've never worked as many hours as I work at Workday. The pace can either be invigorating or draining, depending on your personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, Workday's management seems terrific. It's great to have a visionary CEO, and to have people who really seem to care about the future of Workday as managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting, discovering and building the future of ERP-Cloud.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    - Great to work for true ERP-could business
    - Winning business of the legacy SW enterprise
    - Start-up with intelligence, ambition and longterm vision
    - Great Leadership, greater employers.

    Cons

    - A start-up is not for everybody
    - short lines of communication and efficient lines can be difficult when not used to it.
    - Very senior people with a "can do" and "will win" mentality can be confrontational

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep zooming in on the floor
    - Keep excluding and not accepting average in everything you plan and execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Helpful People, Great Enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Great staff, wonderful community especially for interns. Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Location is a bit offsetting but you get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exiting place to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture
    People
    Growth
    Being part of something special and very unique.

    Cons

    No convicts work here, why do you ask?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great internship program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Engineer - Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - UI Engineer - Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    - Interns get to do real work for the company
    - Well paid
    - Flexible start and end dates
    - Flexible work hours
    - Great learning experience
    - Lots of other interns to hang out with
    - Guest speakers helped me learn about other areas of the company

    Cons

    - Mandatory intern events distracted from work
    - It took several weeks before I was assigned to a project and become part of a Scrum team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company with great prospects. Extremely supportive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Clear an apparent advancement opportunities
    - Supportive leadership offering mentorship where appropriate
    - Flexible, understanding working environment
    - Clean modular codebase
    - Willingness to listen to newcomers' ideas

    Cons

    - Too much training
    - Not enough pressure to push yourself
    - Social events and startup attitude seem forced for such a large company
    - App development platform is very slow and cumbersome to use

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While I think they have created an excellent product and a great place to work, they are underutilizing their engineering staff. This obviously affects different people differently, but there is no real pressure to push yourself. Thsis is a severe mismanagment of the high-potential talent. At best, it leads to suboptimal performance; at worst, it leads to boredom and loss of talent.

    Also, the training is far too cushy and extensive. Research has demonstrated time and time again the superior effectiveness of on-the-job training, but Workday instead forces employees to attend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, Fast and Friendly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Super smart, engaged and fun people who are really passionate about the products and their customers

    Cons

    Growing very quickly so sometimes things seem a bit scattered. It's still a start up -- albeit a very sophisticated start up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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