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If you choose to work here, you are making a mistake!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA (US)

I worked at Workday

Pros

Exceptional technology, helpful well intentioned but completely disempowered middle management.

Cons

-Senior Executive leadership dictatorial approach is formula for failure.
-While claimed domain expertise is HR, HR systems are lacking, sub-par integration with benefit providers (I still get mail and email from benefit providers as if i work there!) and well below market benefits and compensation packages.
-HR and legal team way over their heads
-Middle management completely powerless and has no control over their domain.
-Culture is not as described. It is long workdays for low pay and no loyalty in return

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good luck on your way to the scrap heap history with all the other companies with good technology, an outstanding founder who "let it get away" by entrusting the company to the wrong people. My advice is to make Sr. Leadership change NOW or all your great ideas will be for naught. Stretching the truth about customers and customer stories, about technology capabilities, about internal expertise only works for a while. Tell the truth! Practice what you preach regarding HR practices!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Brilliant motivated genuinely good people

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    Current Employee - Education in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Education in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    This company is going to make a lot of people very comfortable, the technology and innovation is literally bleeding edge, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited equity-small pre IPO offers, very poor benefits, sub standard wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises are absolutely an imperative or you will begin to lose folks, also more shares would make a difference particularly for those who have been here for some time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    amazing, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    hugely talented team, lots of opportunities for creative and sometimes groundbreaking work. across the board, people are great to work with and there are minimal politics between individuals or teams.

    Cons

    the team is generally overworked and underpaid relative to competitive opportunities. the hard work is good, and the teamwork is good, but there's often just too much of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put a bit more focus on investing in the employee base rather than just building the next big company. it would be great to see more investment in individual and team development, rather than just company and product.

    No opinion of CEO
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