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Workday Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Demands on work life balance can often times create a challenge (in 11 reviews)

  • None that I can really think of but the company is growing extremely fast which makes it hard to keep up with everything (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company ! Great Products"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic solutions
    Great people
    Good money to ean

    Cons

    High preasure on sales
    Strange management behaviour in Germany

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and talk with your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    The culture and the people

    Cons

    I still have not found a con to this company

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Culture is Great, Technology Not So Much"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workday prides itself on its culture, and I actually feel that is a bit of an undersell relative to my experience here. This is honestly a great place to work. The company and the people genuinely care about you. Management gives you all the tools you need to succeed, and they are generally very open about encouraging PTO (it's unlimited) to make sure nobody is overworked.

    Cons

    There's really no two ways around this, but the proprietary "language" XpressO is not going to do anyone with further career aspirations any good. There are little to no transferable skills, and in general, it is just frustrating to use. Even the more "traditional" software engineering roles are hamstrung by the fact that the company revolves about XpressO. This creates an environment where people are either frustrated in their current positions or have been resigned to being stuck in those positions -- either is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Workday culture is top-notch, but something has to be done about the technology stack or else we are going to bleed top talent.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "engi"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Relaxed environment, flexible hours, stocks

    Cons

    technology, technology, technology, technology, technology


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Senior Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workday is a fun and challenging place to work. Everyone there is top talent; Workday does not waste its time with mediocrity. Expect to have a lot expected of you and to be surrounded by people who strive to better themselves and learn something new every day. Also, the work/life balance and flexibility is as good as it gets. Work from home whenever you need to, as long as you get your job done.

    Cons

    Workday is still a fairly new company and is still growing and learning. I think they need to focus on their benefits offering at their regional offices. Headquarters may have free parking, but in Boston it's pretty standard for a company of Workday's size to offer a commuter subsidy. However, only the pre-tax deduction is offered. The 401k match just started in 2016, which is great. But, I hope it grows to be more than the cap of a $3k match. Also, the company has an unlimited PTO policy, which is great for anyone who is NOT in the professional services part of the organization. In professional services, there are billable hours targets that must be met to receive your bonus, and they only give you a 3 week PTO "credit" (i.e. any PTO time or other non-billable time, including the mandatory training and meetings, over 3 weeks has to be made up to achieve your target).

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that HR from headquarters in Pleasanton, CA participate in local HR networking and benchmarking groups to get a better sense of what types of benefits and other programs employers in the various regions are offering. I would also suggest they recognize their professional services employees both on billable hours AND how they do their work. As a company they focus heavily on customer satisfaction. However, professional services is only rewarded for how many hours they charge their customers.


  6. "Great place to intern at"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Associate Applications Developer Intern
    Former Intern - Associate Applications Developer Intern

    I worked at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    work on actual production code

    Cons

    Perhaps add more intern events


  7. "Great Company, Great Product"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  8. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement EMEA in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Sales Enablement EMEA in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding products, high integrity, people centred, family friendly, employer awards are justified, massive investment in product development, founders set strong cultural example which filters down through the organisation, great focus on user experience, employee experience and quality

    Cons

    Sometimes overly consensus driven, like any fast growing company some things can seem chaotic or under resourced, culture can be risk averse


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and nice pace

    Cons

    Not much to say here


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