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Workday Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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  • None that I can really think of but the company is growing extremely fast which makes it hard to keep up with everything (in 22 reviews)

  • Below market pay & the proprietary language are the two huge reasons we don't attract or retain top talent (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Workday"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Highlights:
    Fantastic Products
    Fantastic Culture/People
    Fantastic Momentum

    Workday is an exciting place to work and it offers lots of opportunities to serve and give in local communities and the world.

    Cons

    Lowlights:
    Sales is being micromanaged
    Pre-sales has become a red-headed step child

    Workday has adopted a mentality that sales is a science and has put the sales people in administrivia straight jackets. The best sales people are not likely put up with this for long. Pre-sales compensation is not architected well and their compensation consistently falls short of OTE even when the company consistently meets their public numbers.

    Advice to Management

    One of Workday's Core Values is Integrity. When a pre-sales compensation plan is not constructed such that OTE is achievable with any regularity then this core value has been compromised. One thing has been "promised" and another delivered.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with endless potential"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, PTO, in office perks and overall morale!

    Cons

    Understaffed in certain departments resulting in at times a stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate departments that need more support and deliver on that request instead of promising to eventually get to it.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - good benefits
    - unlimited time off
    - family oriented

    Cons

    - lack of structure
    - nepotism

    Advice to Management

    - create more internal career programs
    - be more involved in nurturing development of your existing employees


  4. "Good Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers in the company.

    Cons

    No cons on this company for me.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Changes are not always bad"

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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

    Over the last year Workday has seen a lot of changes. Some are viewing these changes as disruptive and hurting the culture. However most don't understand that without change the company cannot continue to grow and meet their overall long term objectives. Instead of resisting change, employees should look to how they can help the company in this time of change.

    Cons

    Communication to why the changes are being made is not clear sometimes. Better communication with the general employee population could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate why the change, how it will effect the individual and explain what each of us can do in the midst of the change.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, with some growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good passionate people with a lot of energy and drive for what they do. Good collaborative environment

    Cons

    Getting a little too big too quickly has created a lot of pain points among teams. Reorganizations and changes call for a lot of travel from employees who shouldn't be travelling.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and grow"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workday fosters a highly supportive environment that really puts employees first. Work-life balance is excellent, including an unlimited PTO policy. Benefits are fairly good for comparable employers. The company is quickly on the rise! Company events occur often and are awesome. One of the best places to start your career!

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low compared to other companies. Benefits aren’t as flashy as other companies but covers about everything you need. The company is growing quick so management is strained at times. Product is large with many stakeholders so it takes a little more effort to effect change.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and help employees share some of their work to the public. Workday is working on hard problems - and the world should know about our great talent.

    Bump up the pay when possible to retain top talent. Love almost everything about Workday except the pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wday Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    Culture
    Core Values
    People
    Company Growth
    . . . . .

    Cons

    Location
    Work
    Career Opportunities
    Company Growth
    No Feels . . . . .


  9. "Fun, Innovative, and Growing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    * People are great
    * Fun - Great America, Halloween, etc.
    * Community - Giving & Doing: Workday and employees are heavily invested in volunteering both time and money to make our communities better.
    * Innovation - Not settling on being one of the leaders in the SaaS space.

    Cons

    * Execution - Too tactical. Needs a better balance between strategy and tactics.
    * Decision Making - Push down decisions. Too many decisions need senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on improving mid-level management and pushing decisions to the right level. Keep focusing on agile operations, but make sure stakeholders and communication are not lost.


  10. "Product Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Culture at Workday is good

    Cons

    Low Pay is frustrating to the employees.


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