Workday Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (11)

    Workday's review for Software Engineers in Apps

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test In Applications in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test In Applications in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great lifestyle. Get to learn a lot about the company and even as an entry position you are given respect. Lots of new and interesting technology to learn. Steep learning curve, but once you get over that hump it becomes easier to make new applications. Overall a great company to work. The company has lots of perks and great team outings. The company tries to keep a happy and very comfortable atmosphere.

    Cons

    The technology used puts current employees into a pigeon hole. Software engineers are using a proprietary coding language that is developed by Workday. Everything is done in two specific graph like languages. If you stay to long in the company your coding skills will get dull. Workday puts their employees in a comfort zone that can be good for some but bad for others trying to increase their knowledge in the coding and tech world. My advice would be that if you join Workday's apps team, experience it for a year and either transfer to another group or look for something more challenging elsewhere. Many will say there is no company politics but from my personal experience there is quite a bit. The company portrays this image of happy and everything is great but that creates more of a frustration for others, because instead of saying the problem out front issues and discomforts just get bottled up. Lastly the company encourages employees to seek out different groups within the company but unfortunately since each team I have seen has such limited resources that it can take up to 2 years before any kind of talk about moving occurs.

    Advice to Management

    Make moving around and exploring different groups more accessible. Holding your engineers and not letting them explore will just make them want to do the opposite. Don't say that exploring opportunities is possible and not let the engineer move and waste more time if they are not interested in the group anymore.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well run company, minimum of politics. Work on new technology and challenging problems. Work with a lot of very nice and talented people. Compensation is excellent.

    Cons

    Convoluted development process and pipeline.


  3. Amazing company with an amazing product!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Product quality, people spirit, customer oriented, company strategy and potential

    Cons

    potential to be realized, to be checked in the coming years !

    Advice to Management

    keep going :-)


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Very Political

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Technology and innovation. HCM is the bread and butter. The company is growing but has an Oracle/SAP feel to it...very tough to break in culture wise

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, poor benefits and immature management team. If you are outside of Pleasanton, it's very hard to figure out how to navigate, most managers assume that you should "just figure it out". In addition, territories are being cut so you may end up with very few accounts to call on and yet your number to reach Quota is huge...it's unrealistic. Very little in the way of upper management support.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, support and some of the best people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Sales success can be difficult and requires a strong focus and commitment. Can take over a year to make your first sale due to long sales cycles...


  7. Admin

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great product and huge market momentum

    Cons

    Pay is horrifically below industry standards


  8. Great Work Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here. Great Products, Great Teamwork

    Cons

    This is a great place to work. Excellent beneifts

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  9. Great Minds for a Great Outlook

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative team environment. Positive mindset and work culture. Definitely a company worth investing time and effort into. The company allows you to understand more about the product and train yourself constantly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing :)


  10. Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    I like the employer benefits and also the work culture. It is the best place to work.

    Cons

    not that I know of


  11. Fun place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    - The company wants everyone to be friends with each other, and it really shows. I have enjoy coming in every day. - It's really easy to move around in the company. There are opportunities for growth in every direction.

    Cons

    - The benefits are pretty bad. No 401k matching. - Headquarters is scattered across a couple buildings.



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