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Workday is a great place to spend your day.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

We are building apps in the 21st century and as such want new fresh ideas. We hire smart people who have experience but can take a fresh approach - this is key to our success. The product requires collaboration across the entire company.

Cons

We are still in the growth mode and the work - life balance is not there yet, but it is getting better.

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Good break after graduating from UC Berkeley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    Laid back attitude, allowed to work from home sometimes, good work-life balance are all great parts of working at Workday. Also, the company is successful and generally people are upbeat. Also nobody gets fired here. So considering the company outlook, this is a great place to work if your priority is job security and low stress.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to widely used frameworks and development tools--this is especially true for Application Developers. On the Tools team you get more exposure, but it's mostly just Java and a little bit of XML processing. The problem is a "Not Invented Here" attitude, that results in more work for you and fewer employable skills to gain. A little too much company kool-aid; sometimes the hype gets to me. Not all managers are top notch (they get fired more rarely than employees) and some are just plain ineffective and annoying (but most of them were at least developers at some point). Also pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees enough work to feel like they are productive. Don't be a nervous nanny, nobody likes a micro-manager (a little bit of an epidemic here). Treat your employees like adults, not kids.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 25 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology, Great Vision - Poorly executed..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Development - Developer
    Current Employee - Financial Development - Developer

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Great Vision
    Fun People to work with
    Strive to do your best

    Cons

    Inexperience Management
    Decisions come from one person with little room for feedback
    No Career Path - after entry level - you are stuck in a path to no where
    Internal fighting between development (engineering) and product management (business)
    Everyone reports to one person -- that one person has no time to talk and eventually ignores you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan to keep good people and be the BEST, then you need to start to clean house from the TOP... the people you promote to management aren't really good managers -- You provide HR applications... it's about time you develop your own HR team and create solid careers paths in development and in other areas... right now, for example, your financial development team is headed by one person and everyone reports to one person... no growth for anyone on the team -- that one person has absolute control... not the best way to run your engineering team.

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