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Workday Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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  • "The almost leisurely work-life balance can lead to inertia from those who take advantage of the situation" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Working in a proprietary language that doesn’t translate to other places" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing culture, Management and team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Easily the most talented and intelligent group of people that I've been around. Everyone is willing to help and listen to their teammates.

    Cons

    It is actually difficult to find anything wrong. Perhaps IT support could be better.


  2. Helpful (75)

    "Workday is changing..."

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    -Good local Office Culture. Everyone is friendly and willing to help out.
    -Product itself is incredible which makes demoing it really fun and "easy".

    Cons

    -They take advantage of being the "best place to work" by grossly under paying employees. on avg. 20-30K less than competitors.
    -Promotions are extremely limited and difficult to attain.
    -With recent leadership changes in the sales/presales organization there is less emphasis on the employees and a lot more on the bottom line. There have been cut backs and many employees internally are not pleased.
    -Choose Workday if making money is NOT your priority.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day if you do not pay your top performers or give them the promotions they deserve they will leave no matter how great Workday is. Expect a higher turnover rate over next year or so.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Finance Ops: Great environment - don't pay attention to obvious smear campaign"

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    Current Employee - Finance Ops in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Finance Ops in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great culture. Very fast paced environment that keeps life interesting and challenging. Extremely supportive local management that puts in tremendous hours and effort trying to build something great.

    Seriously if you aren't happy here - you need to take a look in the mirror. It's highly collaborative, and management really sincerely cares about you.

    Cons

    You may have read a number of negative reviews about Finance Ops in Salt Lake City. It's obviously a smear campaign from a jilted current or former employee using multiple accounts to post what they want you to believe is representative of an overwhelmingly negative atmosphere. The problem is - that's the polar opposite of the reality which is obvious if you spend a few minutes talking to anyone in the department about their experience.

    Don't believe this is an orchestrated campaign? Read all of the finance reviews chronologically in SLC. You'll see 1-2 posts every month, most of them positive. Suddenly there are 10 posts in a 10 day span in November - all with similar themes. Coincidence? You be the judge.

    If you can't do well here, why have you not pursued other opportunities? The market is very employee friendly (lowest unemployment in decades), you are obviously a self-appointed superstar, and having exposure to Workday software is a hot commodity. No? You'd rather stay, be miserable in this *awful culture* and just complain to the world about it? Makes perfect sense.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - it's working!!!


  4. "-"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and friendly employees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging


  5. "Fantastic work-life balance but needs work on compensation"

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a company that does enterprise software (a relatively tame field from a publicity standpoint) it's not as stressful to work at Workday than say Facebook or Google where breaking something means it's on the news at 6pm. It's a nice place to work- the pace isn't as frantic as it is with the big fish of the valley. Sales seems to be killing it too.

    Cons

    Compensation should be higher for a company that at this point is very well known and attractive. The tech needs to be updated and while there seems to be progress... Only time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    The longer you delay investing/fixing the tech that your platform's built on, the more costly it's going to be to fix.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "HR product is good., but HR..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - SaaS (obvious advantage in market place)
    - Stock Options (that was before IPO)
    - Growing company (at that time & probably still is)

    Cons

    - Some managers had no clue on how to manage
    - HR blindly trusts managers & made no effort to contact employees
    - Platform slow to react to enhancements

    Advice to Management

    - Make sure managers are trained properly.
    - Make base salary competitive


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment. You can reach out to anybody and have a conversation, everybody is down to earth.

    Cons

    Workday has moved beyond that startup phase so feels more like a big company. Lots of products and moving pieces, hard to stay on top of all WD offerings.

  8. "Great company to intern at!"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internship program had tons of fun activities. The team worked hard to get you in and give you real, meaningful work

    Cons

    Working in a proprietary language that doesn’t translate to other places


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Finance Ops"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been here for a few years and it has grown a lot. So, its a little less free wheeling than when I joined, but I guess that's expected. Its been a fun ride, with lots of change and opportunity. It's very diverse for Salt Lake. The overtime is minimal or none, so work life balance is good, although I think the managers work more. I love the downtown location, getting lunch and taking a walk is easy, but that comes with some parking headaches.

    Cons

    Things change a lot, be ready to face new things as they come up. It is busy and more demanding around the quarter end and some people have to work more during that time. You need to pay for parking, which isn't cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for parking and add a bonus program.


  10. "Sr HCM Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the company culture

    Cons

    none that I can think of