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Workday Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing product, customer satisfaction is key and hiring managers are the best!

    Cons

    HR department is in serious need of overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out management in Talent Acquisition and hire people who believe in Workday culture.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Thinking it is time to make a change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Being part of changing the face of technology for the ERP market.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility for career


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Company is good, LDP/Ready team is not"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deployment Analyst (LDP/Ready) in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Deployment Analyst (LDP/Ready) in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is great and cares about experience workers are having. Fun, innovative culture. Company growth is steady.

    Cons

    Need to get on the right team. LDP/Workday Ready is a nightmare, steer clear. Other teams seem to have a great tech culture, flexibility etc.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize anonymous 360 feedback. Create better long term career paths and flexibility.


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  5. Helpful (25)

    "Becoming schizophrenic"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product is really developing into a mature, enterprise and world-class suite of tools that are helping companies be better. Benefits are great and plentiful.

    Cons

    Culture is waning and becoming bureaucratic Politics and whims of senior management are causing morale to .drop. Too many senior managers looking to make their mark or have personal agendas that are eroding the culture that the company was founded on

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on what you created. Really (no really) listen to your employees especially the ones who've been through the thick an thin. Focus on Senior Management to actually lead by through collaboration and active listening of their teams - they don't have all the answers alone.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "good employer but great product"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent product and co-workers.
    a lot of happy customers - they love the product

    Cons

    worst work life balance ever experienced, culture is getting worse over the last months even though they try to get it back

    Advice to Management

    take care of culture


  7. Helpful (23)

    "An alright place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people here. Work life balance is very good, very few people are pressured to stay late or work long hours. Remote working and vacations are very flexible.

    Cons

    The tech stack is pretty bizzare, the work isn't usually that interesting, the directors don't particularly care about the opinions or beliefs of their employees. The competence of coworkers is... questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people and clean house with the underperformers. Also if your entire team hates your decision maybe you shouldn't do it.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great culture with mediocre pay"

    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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Work life balance
    Unlimited PTO
    Benefits

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    Parking (Pleasanton campus)


  9. Helpful (32)

    "Sr. Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great events, people generally have a focus on values. Engineering team is putting it some great product. Growing at a very quick pace.

    Cons

    Mid level managers have lost touch with CEO vision. Growth is a double edged sword as the team responsible for employee climate are very small minded in what a corporate environment should look like.

    Advice to Management

    HR group is definitely lacking in evaluating top talent. Perform due diligence before you allow Sr. Managers to exit.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Workplace Coordinator"

    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

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent people to work with.

    Cons

    Growing at the speed of light.


  11. Helpful (33)

    "Company going through an identity crisis"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance as pointed by everyone
    - No vicious / back stabbing politics (yet)
    - Great technology foundation and decent product

    Cons

    - The company has a consistent knack of hiring average or below average performers, especially on Sales and Marketing side
    - If you are not in the PSFT clique, you have little chance of breaking into the executive ranks or just progressing to the next level
    - The last 2-3 months has seen a lot of attrition, and it's understandable why
    - The Performance Evaluation has little meaning and career planning is non existent (it's a combination of HR not being interested and Manager being below par)

    Advice to Management

    - Start taking genuine interest in people before it's too late
    - Encourage diversity of opinion


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