Workday - Avoid if you have greater ambitions | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (39)

    "Avoid if you have greater ambitions"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited PTO policy. Easy for engineers to take at least 5-6 weeks off a year. - Dog friendly office. - Easy to coast by and collect paychecks. - Close to Pleasanton BART. - Most teams allow engineers to work from home once a week. Workday is a great place to work if you live in the East Bay and value work/life balance highly. Perfect for people with families that want an easy workload and lots of PTO. Never felt stressed to deliver on a deadline. Easy to get stuck here since you barely feel like it's work.

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    Cons

    - Abysmally low pay / salary compared to other tech companies in the Bay. - Lack of motivated engineers due to low pay. - Proprietary coding language not transferrable to other companies. - Promotion is mostly based on tenure, not accomplishment/talent. - Located in Pleasanton. - Snacks/drinks are of the cheapest quality, and often run out. If you're an engineer that aspires to leave Workday eventually, avoid at all costs. Working in a proprietary language 9-5 will severely diminish coding skills that other companies actually care about. Nowadays there's a serious lack of drive when comparing engineers at Workday to other companies. Great engineers have been leaving in droves since last year. Good luck escaping when you've been pigeonholed into your role.

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain top (or even mediocre) talent, start paying employees more. Adopt newer technologies for development/testing/QA. Move away from proprietary coding languages.

    Workday2018-08-31
  1. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific Inclusive Supporting Teamwork Environment Great current and constantly refreshed technology Huge investment in customers, employees, and solutions

    Cons

    Lot of workmates work from home regularly, more people in the offices would be even better collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Wow, never been with such a terrific group of people. Keep up the outstanding work.

    Workday2020-01-23
  2. "Really good place to work if you’re in tools"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer() in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Nice people, decent pay, housing, chill culture, low expectations

    Cons

    People don’t seem to care too much since it’s easy. Not really great for career advancement. Get out if you’re in apps though.

    Workday2020-01-28

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