Workday

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Workday Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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4.1 125 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(61 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    6 people found this helpful  

    Chasing the carrot of promised stock options with little current benefits

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Helpful People, Great Enviroment

    Software Development Intern (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keeping on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good ride

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong product and technology. Culture centered around innovation, working hard and having fun.

    ConsDifficult environment for anyone that is not agreeable to frequent change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsVery collaborative and respective environment.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Exiting place to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo convicts work here, why do you ask?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    13 people found this helpful  

    Get ready hard work....no rewards

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

    ConsAverage/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 Senior ManagementDitch the bagels, offer better pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great internship program

    UI Engineer - Intern (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company with great prospects. Extremely supportive.

    Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    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 Senior ManagementWhile 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, Fast and Friendly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with unlimited opportunity...

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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