Workday Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
142 Reviews
4.3
142 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Workday has innovative technology, highly intelligent and motivated co-workers and offers you the ability to manage your work arrangement for flexibility and balance. We work hard and achieve excellent results.

    Cons

    Workday is still a young company and suffers from immature corporate processes. For those who work outside of the Pleasanton corporate offices, communication can be blurred and opportunities are not as clear. In addition, unclear career paths seem to be the norm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every employee gets a laptop to work

    Cons

    Location is really far from SF

  3.  

    Everyone is Super Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Fun Culture
    -Is growing rapidly
    -wants to get better
    - is killing the competition

    Cons

    People who have been in management since the company started aren't up-to-date with the consumer app quality that Workday is aspiring for. It really holds it down.
    Many of the new people hired come from places that Google and Facebook would not hire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be making offers to people from everyday brands to come in and help pick up some of the drag. Recruiting from similar companies to Workday will only bring the product down. Which I know Workday does not want.

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

    Test Driven Development

    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Very vibrant atmosphere, free sodas! They really care about me. I feel loved.

    Cons

    A ton of pressure. Very demanding.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great people and a really great company

    Cons

    Long hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great. keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turning out to be a great Workday!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is great especially variable compensation.

    Company leadership is great. They are real people who understand and care about their employees.

    Endless opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging as with any hyper growth company.

    Another factor that likely comes into play is that each employee is a stockholder which means that they can perhaps be squeezed especially since the stock matures over 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    was amazing, turning bureaucratic in a hurry...

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    great product, solid top (as in C-level) leadership, ethical

    Cons

    way too political for a company of its age and stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop and promote based on performance and talent v. personal relationships and preferences. stop making talent decisions based on second, third hand perceptions. practice what you sell...top flight HCM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience, But Not Perfect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They supply housing and the pay is pretty good. Very good company to work for and they really invest in your development/ education as a software engineer.

    Cons

    It is a big company and sometimes you get lost in the shuffle or get bogged down in the corporate structure. They weren't extremely prepared for the fall interns with projects so there was some sitting around and waiting at times.

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

    Somewhat disillusioned

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    SaaS technology definitely represents the next wave in Enterprise Administrative systems.

    Cons

    Lots of former PeopleSoft employees in the ranks. Lots of Bureaucracy for a small organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    fantastic company with great future prospects. Without a doubt going to be the ERP leader in the cloud

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    hire top quality talent, management is fantastic, product is great and the customers are happy

    Cons

    lots of hires from legacy companies. need more youth and innovative thinking in the sales force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from more innovative companies rather than from those that we deem are antiquated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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