Workday Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. LOVE IT

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am totally inspired by our co founders Dave and Aneel. They set the company culture and it's felt throughout every level of the organization. Not only that, the work is exceptionally interesting. The end goal is to make enterprise software that is engaging, easy, fun, and desirable to use. It's problem solving at its finest! Day to day, you get to work with other employees who have a passion for what they do. It makes it fun to come to work - you actually WANT to go to the office.

    Cons

    No cons that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Phenomenal culture, ability to work with high performing teams, great training, innovative technology

    Cons

    The amount of information/training available can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.


  3. Fun, engaging, good work environment

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

    I worked at Workday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people, work culture, and the way we get to go about our tasks every day. There is team objective to meet goals and accomplish them without unnecessary stress

    Cons

    SAAS model that is built very similar to internet companies with many cycles of development, company is growing fast and they will need to adjust for that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, the flat hierarchy creates a great work environment. I've thoroughly my time at workday and proud to have worked here


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  5. Workday Tech

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, benefits, work-life balance, culture

    Cons

    Office politics, leadership, unorganized, promotions


  6. this company has been amazing thus far

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

    I have been working at Workday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing company with great colleagues and positive attitude

    Cons

    the actual and official training (HCM Core) is not organized


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership Outstanding Product Customer and Employee Friendly Challenging Work Great colleagues and Teamwork

    Cons

    Growing super fast so need to be ready for change. Not sure this is a con but have to be ready to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture alive. Don't allow mid-level managers to create politics.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Don't believe anything they say!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay Travel Opportunities Fantastic product Great internal software eg; skype, salesforce etc

    Cons

    Terrible culture - they will go behind your back and lie to you. There is no transparency or honesty Global company - very confusing different rules in different locations No freedom or autonomy - you will be under the microscope and micro managed over pointless irrelevant things Lack of confidence in company brand - the company is petrified and does not trust their sales reps to sell their software No feedback ever given Does not care about sales results or performance - I did 200% of my quota and was still out on a performance improvement plan

    Advice to Management

    For starters I recommend to management that if they have a problem with somebody they do not fear confrontation. Management seem to throughly enjoying going behind others backs and nobody appreciates it and it solves nothing. Rather than offering employees stock bonuses I recommend creating a culture of honesty and integrity. Stop focusing on the little minor things like spelling mistakes in an email report and start focusing on driving results.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Dissapointing!

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are very few, none stand out

    Cons

    There is no clear on-boarding or training process. New hires are left on their own to figure things out, and co-workers are less than willing to help with questions. Its like some sort of hazing. Most of the people I worked with felt a lack of confidence in their product knowledge, but they would never say that to a manager. operations are hap hazard, and there is no clear path to success. What are employees supposed to know / do and when? People are promoted based on their ability to talk the talk and come off like they know what they are doing. Then they are rewarded for being a one man show and put in charge of a team even though they have no leadership abilities. There is no training for new leaders and new direct reports pay the price. Senior Leaders are more concerned with how thoroughly you fill in your JIRA fields vs. actually leading and ensuing their teams are trained and productive. There is a lot of time spent on non-value work. In order to keep up with the chaos, people are working 7 days a week. If you are a "yes" person, and don't speak up when there is a problem, you may do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Help get new hires up to speed quickly through team members and training, stop enabling employees to feel like it's ok to not share knowledge and watch the new people struggle. Roll out some leadership training, drive a positive culture throughout the company. Do not reward people for simply having perceived expertise, leadership is about more than that. Stop the chaos, people are incredibly over-worked, which is why they may not want to help new hires with questions in the first place.


  10. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Working Environment + Flexible + Care about career development

    Cons

    - Benefits (i.e. No 401(k) match)


  11. Helpful (13)

    Worst employment experience of career

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has leading a edge product and is rapidly expanding. The business has solid funding and is firmly established in the market.

    Cons

    Almost too many to mention - Lots of bad middle managers - Corporate culture outside of Head office completely different.- - Sales culture is same old " old school SAP/ORACLE" old boys beef up your chest, kill at all costs approach. - Management very disconnected from corporate "values" - Supremely arrogant company; we are better than everyone else; we have no issues, if you don't like anything we do we can find people lined up to take your job. - Management very hypocritical; " encourages staff to manage expenses " like its your own money" staff does and then management does the exact opposite.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the " locker room" old boys sales types in sales management Tone down the " we are the better than everyone else" arrogance. Create an atmosphere and willingness to listen about poor middle managers



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