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Workday Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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  • Demands on work life balance can often times create a challenge (in 11 reviews)

  • No free meals like other companies in the Bay Area (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant motivated genuinely good people"

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    Current Employee - Education in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Education in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is going to make a lot of people very comfortable, the technology and innovation is literally bleeding edge, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited equity-small pre IPO offers, very poor benefits, sub standard wages

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises are absolutely an imperative or you will begin to lose folks, also more shares would make a difference particularly for those who have been here for some time


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership,what else could I say

    Cons

    Boring,no way to advance career

  3. Helpful (3)

    "An excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is definitely the opportunity to expand one's knowledge and skill set, and explore other opportunities with other teams within the company.

    Cons

    The nickname here is "Workday (And Night)," and it's very true. There is definitely a cliquish ex-PeopleSoft mentality as well.

    Advice to Management

    I hope increased salary packages are in the future if the company goes public.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work, good people, even better product!"

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    Current Employee - Education Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Education Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IPO this year is a very good reason, great product, cutting edge, we sell a superior technology, product, and service. SaaS is the word!

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, no raises in years, hard but fun work, insufficient recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Cut lose some of that stock, can't take it with you, we who have been there for years deserve more equity participation. We work without raises hoping for a nice payoff in the IPO.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Workday has an outstanding work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workday is a wonderful place to work. I love the work that I do and the people I work with.

    Cons

    We are growing so fast, it can be hard to keep up with the new hires week to week.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Technical"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility, good pay, fun

    Cons

    Noisy working conditions, no private phones, nice but tough, too much of a cult environment.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workday is truly re-inventing how ERP systems work. Having been in ERP for 10 years, there is the opportunity to make business processes more efficient utilizing object modeling. That coupled with being SAAS makes for some interesting work.

    Workday is really telecommuter friendly; they don't care where you work as long as you are available and you meet your deadlines.

    I do believe the founders of the company want people to enjoy where they work. Lots of company events, a couple of game rooms, and people joking around make for a good environment even with the high workload. (The CEO does expect you to work). Certain departments are more stressful than others.

    Cons

    Health care and 401K options are disappointing; I've had better at other companies this size. Also the corporate culture can wear on you over time.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine the health care benefits. I feel strongly that we are not getting the best value for what we pay.

  8. "Great time to join Workday....company is growing so you have a real opportunity to craft the look and feel of your role."

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    • 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

    Very collaborative and respective environment.

    Cons

    Coming out of start up mode so still building up resources and benefits....

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and appreciation of your employees and customers!


  9. "A good ride"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong product and technology. Culture centered around innovation, working hard and having fun.

    Cons

    Difficult environment for anyone that is not agreeable to frequent change.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Great learning experience; Politics are subtle but dangerous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Fabulous technology
    * Experienced leaders
    * Great potential for growth and world domination

    Cons

    * Political scene among leadership is subtle, but when the big dogs don't like something/one, watch out
    * Coworkers are not as helpful to each other as I expected them to be / they describe in their culture
    * They underpay in salary (but it's made up in stock)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some training to managers. Discourage "territory building" amongst higher level VPs. Compensate people in salary at market rates please.


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