Workday Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
133 Reviews
4.3
133 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
67 Ratings

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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Chasing the carrot of promised stock options with little current benefits

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Great product and technology - development team at corporate was a blast.

    Cons

    Very micromanaged and cheap. Travel dollars are watched closely. Plan to stay in lower end hotels and book cheap flights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great time to join Workday....company is growing so you have a real opportunity to craft the look and feel of your role.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative and respective environment.

    Cons

    Coming out of start up mode so still building up resources and benefits....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 13 people found this helpful  

    Get ready hard work....no rewards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are an intern you get perks. If you are sales you get commissions. Bagels and fruit. Games and pool in building.

    Cons

    Average/below market pay can only take your company so far. Unless you were in at the beginning, the iPo is not going to make you rich.

    You will work extremely hard for little gratitude. Be ready to be your own cheerleader as no one else in the company will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the bagels, offer better pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great internship program

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company with great prospects. Extremely supportive.

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with unlimited opportunity...

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

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

    Pros

    - Flat organization
    - Accessible executive leadership
    - Innovative
    - High Growth
    - Amazing culture
    - Great people
    - Opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    - High-Growth can be exciting, but stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we continue to grow, we would love to maintain the visibility and accessibility we currently have to learn from all of you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    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
  9.  

    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    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
  10.  

    Best Company in the Bay Area

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pleasanton, CA

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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced exciting company

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Successful company
    Good product and happy customers
    Work hard; play hard

    Cons

    Everyone seems to work very long hours and you need to be OK with this to be successful
    Corporate culture and values doesn't always translate to the actual work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your people happy and you will keep your customers happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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