Workday - Don't work there unless you worked at PeopleSoft and/or don't have a life. | Glassdoor
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Helpful (19)

"Don't work there unless you worked at PeopleSoft and/or don't have a life."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company is definitely in high-gear mode and I think it will be tremendously successful, if they can ramp up hiring and continue to execute well. The technology base is good, with caveats noted below.

Cons

The pace is relentless and the work not particularly interesting. Very political, and very much "The Ex-PeopleSoft We Hate Larry" club. The toolset is completely proprietary, and there is explicit lack of investment in the application development environment. Unfortunately, the mindset is "work harder, not smarter" and number of hours in the office (and nights and weekends) are an important metric for success.

Advice to Management

Top management is excellent -- I really do think that Dave and Aneel walk on water -- but middle management is poor. Need to reward creativity, not just drone-like groupthink. Good luck hiring/retaining once the economy turns around.

Other Employee Reviews for Workday

  1. Helpful (26)

    "Corporate snake pit if you are on the wrong side of the political animals"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    Pros

    Good potential for IPO, if you have the right manager it can be a great place to work

    Cons

    Toxic political environment, all the downsides of a large company crammed into a startup

    Advice to Management

    Don't pigeon hole people and learn to accept criticism freely


  2. Helpful (7)

    "good employer but great product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent product and co-workers.
    a lot of happy customers - they love the product

    Cons

    worst work life balance ever experienced, culture is getting worse over the last months even though they try to get it back

    Advice to Management

    take care of culture


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