Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
147 Reviews

4.3
147 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.  

    Workday is a company determined to keep its customers and employees happy... and it shows!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Workday is a fast-growing company that aims to deliver a high-quality SaaS product, but also does not overwork its employees. Company culture includes an annual company picnic, bring your child to Workday, and various company-sponsored events (note, this was all during one summer as an intern).

    Cons

    The proprietary application development language is not something you can put on a resume, but the development and problem-solving skills you learn by using it can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship

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

    Pros

    Formal training, great people, and easy to contribute. People can work from home and whatever hours as long as work gets done. Very nice people, no politics. As employee, I felt as if I was contributing and was useful. There was always someone there to help when I needed it.

    Cons

    Proprietary language may not be transferable, however, the skills of development in general are. Application Development framework has pesky limitations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Company in the Bay Area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    There is a good reason Workday is voted the best company to work for in the Bay Area. The culture there makes working a great pleasure. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. Employees are fun and intelligent people. Additionally, they are doing some really cool work in the cloud. Great exposure for developers.

    Cons

    Working in Pleasanton is not exactly like working in SF.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Nice people/management, challenging projects, cool technology

    Cons

    I have no cons so far

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Long interview, sometimes lack of information flow to new employees, MASSIVE hiring!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company does a great job of making all new hires feel welcome. However, they're hiring so many, so fast, that some new hires are waiting a long time to get access to file for their benefits and other resources. The training for consultants is quite arduous but you learn a lot in a short time.

    Cons

    I think the IT staff could use some supplementing to help keep up with the new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Incredible leadership and execution

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    Current Employee - RSM
    Current Employee - RSM

    Pros

    With more than 15 years experience in enterprise sales, I can say Workday bests all previous experiences. Although growing at light speed, this company is very methodical and intentional around strategy and execution, keeping the focus on cust sat rate at 99% (yes 99% is the current cust sat rate!).

    Cons

    This pace of growth will inevitable have its pains along the way, but this leadership team and team member base is made up of the best of the best in the industry and it shows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company for new college grads

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Development in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Management and senior employees take a genuine interest in your success and future, as well as your current job satisfaction. Company culture is unparalleled. Free bagels every day, plus fruit twice/week. The people at Workday are laid back, genuine people, who are ambitious and driven to see the company succeed. We are led by Dave Duffield, whose down-to-earth nature and core values resonate throughout the company.

    Cons

    So much fast-paced growth creates a lot of shifts within the organization. Particularly within my department, there are shifts on a quarterly basis. Some people respond well to these shifts and others would prefer more continuity.
    Also, no employer match for the 401k (at this time)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain the great company culture as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's challenging and fun

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

    Pros

    Great resources, great people, great culture, and free bagels! There are lots of things to do with Workday, both at and outside of work. We have fun, and we produce. That's the way it should be.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons. This place is fun and challenging to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people , great company, great leadership

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Workday is a company full of smart and dedicated people that work their butts off. I love coming to work and being around professionals that are willing to help each other and listen to each other.

    Cons

    Seems like the company has started inserting many levels of management and not sure what they all do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow existing talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome - Simply Awesome!

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

    Pros

    Over the top culture - programs, fun, parties, giving back to community
    CEO is a saint - Seriously.
    Very people friendly
    Understand work life balance
    Incredible technology

    Cons

    Fast growth
    Not looking inward enough at own resources - primarily because of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up - Just don't forget about those down the chain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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