Workday Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 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.  

    Exciting, discovering and building the future of ERP-Cloud.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Recruitment in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    - Great to work for true ERP-could business
    - Winning business of the legacy SW enterprise
    - Start-up with intelligence, ambition and longterm vision
    - Great Leadership, greater employers.

    Cons

    - A start-up is not for everybody
    - short lines of communication and efficient lines can be difficult when not used to it.
    - Very senior people with a "can do" and "will win" mentality can be confrontational

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep zooming in on the floor
    - Keep excluding and not accepting average in everything you plan and execute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity if you are in the "in" crowd

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company is growing fast and gaining market share. Good ride while the other ERP companies struggle to get in the cloud.

    Cons

    Very cliquey, and if you are not Peoplesoft alumni, your career options are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and utilize experience of employees who have other than Peoplesoft backgrounds. Give the over 30 yo new hires as warm a welcome as the new college graduate kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mgr

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    This is a great place to work

    Cons

    does not pay that well

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  5. 11 people found this helpful  

    Great place to get suckered into with empty promises

    • 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

    Workday has generally a great product and innovative technology. They are on course to become market leaders in a very competitive space with room for growth and expansion. There are some good coworkers to be had with lots of industry and technology experience. Good place to grow your career and explore (especially for younger new grads).

    Cons

    Pay is horrifically below industry standards (especially for the Bay Area). Even being here for over a year, the promise of a pay raise is just a dream that's teased by upper management and HR (many people can attest and have left because of this). Even post-IPO, many people had hoped that pay raises and compensation normalization would come quickly, as of this writing, this has yet to come. Like many reviews here, unless you were here in the early days, you will not be cashing out a ton of money from the IPO.

    There are 'in' crowds and 'out' crowds, your experience here will vary by which crowd you get into.

    The 'best company in the bay area' claim is such a joke. The bagels (which you get sick of), free fruit (which only come 2x a week) do not offset the bad company benefits, lack of any other relevant 'extras', lack of bonuses, promotion, etc. The claims in that 'award' is a lie and is clearly a bribe from HR to boost applicant volume.

    If you're considering a career at Workday, proceed with caution and come in with very low expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop kidding yourselves and listen to employee's plights if you really do 'care'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Fabulous technology
    * Experienced leaders
    * Great potential for growth and world domination

    Cons

    * Political scene among leadership is subtle, but when the big dogs don't like something/one, watch out
    * Coworkers are not as helpful to each other as I expected them to be / they describe in their culture
    * They underpay in salary (but it's made up in stock)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some training to managers. Discourage "territory building" amongst higher level VPs. Compensate people in salary at market rates please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Chasing the carrot of promised stock options with little current benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Helpful People, Great Enviroment

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good ride

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exiting place to be.

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No convicts work here, why do you ask?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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