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Workday Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly atmosphere and work-life balance (in 58 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. "Employee friendly"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greats perks
    Startup like environment
    Diversity
    Employee friendly

    Cons

    Technology used for the application developer is not going to help to market you in some year down the line as it is not used any where else.

    Advice to Management

    Application developer should be given some of the technology related training apart from the one used in the development so that they can contribute in different ways to company


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great Company but no room to advance career"

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Workday is a great company and has an awesome culture. The management teams all the way up to the CEO are easy to work with and in my opinion make very good strategic decisions with regards to growing the company.

    Cons

    There is little or no opportunity for career advancement.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great culture that is struggling to keep up with scale"

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with, in terms of technical skill, management and leadership prowess, and just as human beings. Senior management is extremely motivated and taking steps to maintain and nurture the great culture that Workday was founded on, as well as the high-efficiency startup feel.

    Cons

    Newer managers (either first-time or new to Workday) don't always fit the culture and can become toxic to the environment if not identified early.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on culture and development efficiency, and promote/showcase those who embody the culture and mindset that Workday was founded on -- our people are #1.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Software Development Engineer - One Of OMS CORE, API, GRID, CLOUD, DATA, QUERY, BDA"

    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

    Work is challenging and exciting.
    Colleagues are intelligent and friendly.
    Managers are very capable and technically strong.
    Perks are good like fruits, bagels, snacks etc.
    Very positive environment.
    Workday is amazing company cares for employees.

    Cons

    One star is missing for one reason but it is very important to address. Pay is way below market, stock based compensation is not enough to cover the pay shortage.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is that please please work on the compensation, many are frustrated without hikes for many years. There are lot of talented people thinking of moving out of workday and even complaining that they get paid less than apps teams. I understand cost cutting not at the extent of losing dedicated talented and smart people.


  6. "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company OK people good growth

    Cons

    Technology Technology Technology Technology Technology


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Recruitment process"

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

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

    Pros

    Workday has great people. It has become a refuge for ex-Oracle and ex-Amazon employees, where employee abuse is rampant. In contrast to these companies, employees are treated very fairly, unlimited PTO is real (if used wisely and you get your work done). The company is doing very well with HCM, almost all tech companies are using Workday.

    Cons

    Other products (such as Financials) are not doing as well as HCM. It's not like they are failing, but there is much more to be achieved, and we will see if the gamble will pay off.

    When it comes to recruiting for engineers, the hiring bar is wildly inconsistent. I know some crazy talented people who got rejected first round, and then some mediocre people who breezed their way in. This is unacceptable if we want to grow the company in a healthy way. There are some crazy great engineers here, who are balanced out by mediocre talent.

    Like everyone else has said, pay is below the market. This can be fixed if we stop hiring masses, and choose engineers more selectively.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to standardize the hiring process, so that we can hire the best. It's better to have 5 engineers who know what they are doing, rather than 10 engineers who sort of know what they are doing.


  8. "People & Purpose"

    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

    - Great company culture that focuses on it's people
    - Continuing providing more benefits to support employees
    - Opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    - With hyper growth, comes change. We need to re-calibrate what aspects we can keep from our start-up days and what needs to change to scale with company growth.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good for now, but talent pool is diluting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    There are some smart engineers who are passionate about the project. The product is more modern than competitors, so the company is in a very good place to expand. Culture and values are decent as a whole.

    Cons

    The talent pool is diluting as the company is trying to expand and hire as quickly as possible. Nepotism is rampant...family members on other family member's teams, alumni going to their respective schools and recruiting mediocre people because they like them, or they know them...it seems like nobody is kept accountable for the new hires.
    this company is truly on the path of becoming Oracle if there is no change...PLEASE look at all other companies who have expanded correctly...Google implemented hiring committees to stop this nepotism from ruining their talent, and look at where they are..their name still has that prestige, people know they are a good company, and that they make great products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring just to fill spots, and hire for the long run instead of the short run. When the talent pool dilutes, the technical debt piles up, and the company will die.


  10. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Products, and work life balance

    Cons

    The compensation package is not on par with peers in the industry


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with nice people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    People here are nice to work with

    Cons

    sometimes it gets confused with lots of info



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