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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly atmosphere and work-life balance (in 58 reviews)

  • Great culture & transparency from executives (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • Demands on work life balance can often times create a challenge (in 12 reviews)

  • No free meals like other companies in the Bay Area (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Great company culture and top-notch engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    If anything, Workday is great at three things - having fun, rewarding talent, and creating a great product. The engineering staff is brilliant and great ideas are rewarded and embraced by management. The engineering culture is 'no divas, no cowboys' and this encourages teams to cultivate growth in new members as opposed to isolating them in the shadow of senior team members. Workday engineers are less concerned with job titles and more concerned about collaborating to create a stellar product which we can all truly believe in.

    Cons

    As is the case with cloud computing, there are a lot of moving parts which make up the Workday product, and many of them are Workday proprietary. So, if you do not like to learn new things, this might not be the job for you. But if you love being on the cutting edge of tech and enjoy new challenges, then you will thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a stellar job - they take team building seriously and they have very stringent hiring processes which ensure that we only hire the best.

    Workday Response

    Oct 31, 2016 – Workday Representative

    Thanks for your review!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Integration Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and one of the top silicon valley company to work with.

    Cons

    Promotions and hiring is almost becoming depends on manager instead of deserving candidates. This will ultimately make employees leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire dynamic management from market revolutionary companies instead we are getting people from old school companies who worked entire life in same companies this doesn't help workday to save its culture from being ruined.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Solution Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superior technology (I'm biased), took a risk with me not having previous industry experience

    Cons

    Management turnover, not enough focus on development of employees, not enough opportunity to move within company, lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Conduct performance reviews, ASK if the employee is comfortable in their current role, discover options for employees (both training and internal transfer)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Workday is the BEST Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Supportive leadership that empowers us with great development opportunities
    Smart, collaborative, and authentic workmates
    Fun, happy culture
    Great pay
    High value for diversity and innovation
    We are free to be ourselves at work
    Healthy snacks and drinks

    Cons

    It's not so much a con but it's important for people to know that it's a fast paced environment. We're constantly innovating so if you want to join, you need to be comfortable with change.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on the stellar culture, please keep prioritizing it as we grow.


  6. Helpful (23)

    "Where dreams and decisions go to die"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pleasanton, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Values employee satisfaction & building good culture
    Very successful product in marketplace
    Great investment in training programs

    Cons

    Decisions do not get made, things are painfully slow to get approved
    Bureaucratic environment
    B-caliber executive team
    Below market pay
    Poor mid-level management
    Lack of ability to continue training/support programs after completion
    Over-commitment to customers means product delivery is falling way behind
    For a company of the size and magnitude of Workday, there is a lack of structure in processes
    No bonus incentive for FTE's in most orgs

    Advice to Management

    Providing value to customers and employees is great, but are you really listening to what is going on day-to-day within the organization? Culture is suffering as the company begins to grow at such a fast rate, don't become another bloated enterprise company.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great start but head start no longer exists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, was great product, now just good

    Cons

    Culture is loaded with politics and favorite playing
    Amazing that 80% of Salespeople starve while 20% are the hero's. Usually the Mega deal guys.
    Product not able to pull off the "pretty" bright shiny object approach any longer

    Advice to Management

    Understand that competition has caught up and change the messaging. Other then the HR lovefest, Most businesses aren't falling for it anymore.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Software Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Follows Agile/scrum practices well and good collaborative/team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Technology is too difficult to learn quickly. A little chaotic and disorganized. Boot camp and other internal training needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    .


  9. "Best Company Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture; collaborative environment; smart employees

    Cons

    Some days it's "like riding a rocket"; incredible growth means constantly evolving which can be a pro and con.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Not a sales friendly company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are by far the best I've ever seen.

    Cons

    Constant shifting of territories so you never are able to create or keep prospects that you have nurtured over many years. Plus not that many reps make any money at all. More sales support associates go to Club than Account Execs.

    Advice to Management

    Create a sales friendly organization. This company has a fantastic culture except for sales.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Talented, bright and open-minded leadership
    - Positive/creative/inclusive environment
    - Work/life balance
    - lots of opportunities to grow!

    Cons

    None! I genuinely love where I work.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to cultivate creativity
    - Keep core values intact as Workday continues to grow and develop

    You're doing a great job :)



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