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Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed people, very good work-life balance (in 64 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. "Great Company, 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Workday makes it a great company to work for. As the company grows there are lots of opportunities to move teams and geographies depending on what you want to do.

    Cons

    The workload could be considered to be unmanageable at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members more


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Investing in the future - a great place to work today"

    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

    Amazing level of career investment provided to employees - you have to take advantage of what is offered, but even required training is solid. Not that it's perfect, but a big focus on solving problems and not attacking people internally - this will be the challenge as the company continues to grow. Big focus remains on the core values that got Workday over $1B, and as much as there is room for improvement, I've seen senior managers working to live out those values in their groups.

    Cons

    Not a 1000 person company any more - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but corporate communications could probably use some work so that things don't feel so Pleasanton-focused. Definitely feeling the challenges of battling bureaucracy and that has to be followed through with in order to keep both internal morale and customer satisfaction in the right place.

    Advice to Management

    Don't compromise on the core Workday values and make sure you keep your ears and eyes open as we grow.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Nice people and nice pace

    Cons

    Not much to say here


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  5. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Company. I work in Dublin office.

    Cons

    To be honest there are any.


  6. "Awesome Place to Be!"

    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

    Pros

    * Awesome unlimited PTO policy
    * Great snacks
    * Great people
    * Company is growing and doing really well

    Cons

    * 401K plan can be more generous
    * Company is growing too fast


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment in comparison with most"

    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Increasing bureaucratic processes bogging down daily tasks

    Advice to Management

    Release the bureaucratic reigns, take control of direction, and take some risks.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good social culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance. Everyone's really chill and carefree. I'm supposedly on a hardcore team, but it's not so bad.
    - Unlimited PTO (with manager discretion). People typically take ~20 days of PTO a year
    - No company is free of politics, but it's not too bad here.

    Cons

    - No technical growth for QA engineers.
    - Very little growth for Software Devs - a lot of proprietary tools and languages.
    - Low challenges.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Sr. Integration Developer"

    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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and one of the top silicon valley company to work with.

    Cons

    Promotions and hiring is almost becoming depends on manager instead of deserving candidates. This will ultimately make employees leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire dynamic management from market revolutionary companies instead we are getting people from old school companies who worked entire life in same companies this doesn't help workday to save its culture from being ruined.


  10. "Great place!"

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    love the people that i get to work with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    although the work lufe balance is generally good, the work can be very stressful at times


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, headed in the right direction"

    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

    Pros

    Open to feedback. Interesting work. Recognizes talent. Aware of flaws. Actively working to fix issues with product & company. Perks are good, can tell things are moving in the right direction. Great culture.

    Cons

    Below market pay & the proprietary language are the two huge reasons we don't attract or retain top talent.

    Politics. Fighting for control of brains and projects between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying more, fast. Do more to make Workday a recognizable company, known in the tech world for tech prowess.



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