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Workday Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (5)

    "Has great potential but falls short"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people. Foundation of product is very cool. Nice friendly atmosphere. Lots of recognition, SC's go to sales club.

    Cons

    Long history of no promotions, pay scale & expectations are out of alignment. Sales Consultants didn't make full OTE which is "guaranteed" in the interview process. For a small company it's very slow to make meaningful changes. Make recognition meaningful in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep look at what the product can & can't do and set sales expectations realistically. Financial product management leadership is lacking, at some point you need to start filling in the gaps.


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Becoming schizophrenic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (14)

    "Great start but head start no longer exists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, was great product, now just good

    Cons

    Culture is loaded with politics and favorite playing
    Amazing that 80% of Salespeople starve while 20% are the hero's. Usually the Mega deal guys.
    Product not able to pull off the "pretty" bright shiny object approach any longer

    Advice to Management

    Understand that competition has caught up and change the messaging. Other then the HR lovefest, Most businesses aren't falling for it anymore.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Software Applications Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Follows Agile/scrum practices well and good collaborative/team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Technology is too difficult to learn quickly. A little chaotic and disorganized. Boot camp and other internal training needs to be improved.

    Advice to Management

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "good employer but great product"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (8)

    "Peaceful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is important here
    Decent pay
    Peaceful place
    Everyone here i very nice and will help you if you ask

    Cons

    Although everyone is nice, the people here are definitely not very ambitious or motivating.
    This is a good company to settle down and earn a good paycheck with benefits, but if you are young and ambitious, you may feel a little restrained at Workday.

    Advice to Management

    Workday is very fast growth and I think they do not have very high standards in hiring managers in order to accommodate the fast growth, so a few bad ones make it as a manager. Maybe try to weed out less competent managers no matter how nice or kind they are.


  8. Helpful (21)

    "An alright place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Business Development Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Salary, Great Team, Good culture

    Cons

    If you want to be treated like a 13 year old in school, work here
    Poor management in business development
    Ridiculous amount of internal meetings that were of no point
    Favouritism rampant throughout the business development team

    Advice to Management

    Treat adult like adults


  10. "Not worth the effort, little intellectual stimulation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Super easy job, can get away with working 30 hours a week and the rest staying home or playing pool

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to companies in the area
    In Pleasanton, which is far from San Francisco where all the cool stuff is


  11. Helpful (12)

    "Fast growing and challenging"

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Workday was in a crazy growth phase. There were a lot of very smart people working very hard. I really enjoyed working with my peers.

    Cons

    With the rapid growth, the great workplace culture was lost. I was an early employee and rode the iPO ride. When I started it was a great place to work. By the time I left it was no longer the same. What a loss.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say - the executive management team was great and I had tremendous respect for them.



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