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Workday Reviews

Updated February 17, 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 (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.


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Workday as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and work-life balance

    Cons

    As an intern, not much to do.


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  5. "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.


  6. 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 :)


  7. "Leading the enterprise software sales industry in culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee focus, incredible benefits, best practices/world class tools to do your job, high integrity, equality

    Cons

    Only one office in Texas


  8. "APM at Workday"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, near bart, fun, lots of young people if you're on certain teams.

    Cons

    Slightly below pay average, but overall great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome and inclusive environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Workday is that company you join and ask yourself, where has this team been all my working life? Very smart, driven and nice people abound here. Free snacks, and breakfast. We have a leadership team who genuinely care about diversity- it's not just a talking point for them. They actually support and cheer on their workmates. The company has family events like summer picnic and Halloween party, and has recently upgraded the parental leave policy and retirement benefits. I can't state enough how low drama this place is, it's amazing considering the size of it. if you are smart, driven and want to succeed this is the place to be. If you want to work with a diverse workforce, where every background is accepted, and no one is made to feel like they don't belong, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    It would be nice if they had a subsidized cafeteria for workmates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  10. "Cool place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool work place to be

    Cons

    No cons, relaxed work environment


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Strategy"

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

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

    Pros

    Values-driven company with tremendous respect for employees and leader of an exciting mission to truly revolutionize business software and help our customers escape the dark ages of legacy IT

    Cons

    Soul of a startup within the body of an increasingly large organization; scaling this very special company culture is a challenge but I believe the right decisions are being made to accomplish this

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on the recent drive to equip more line managers with best practices to more firmly root the Workday culture within all of our teams

    Workday Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Workday Representative

    Thank you for your review!



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