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Workday Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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4.1 125 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(61 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management(in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and a really great company(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but this is understandable given company's stage of growth(in 6 reviews)

  • They push you to vote for them to be one of the best companies in the bay area(in 5 reviews)

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    Best place to work!!

    Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsI could gush about how much I love working at Workday, but the simple fact is I will look back (in 30 years) at my time and say it was the single best work experience of my life!

    ConsDo I really need one?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Director Southeast

    Regional Sales Director Atlanta Area (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsSuperior Solutions for HR, Payroll and Financials for organizations with experienced management and employees at all levels who work together. We offer excellent pay and sales territories for the company and especially large enterprise sales for Georgia, TN and Kentucky along with other areas. I have been here almost 4 years and worked in NYC and now in the south. Love Workday !

    ConsIn constant demand for best and brightest to keep our growth. Finding the right people for our culture and capable of selling value versus price for best results to customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and providing us the best solutions for our customers to get love quick and gain the most value for their organizations. We have 97%+ customer satisfaction that no one can beat with smart employees who care.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company great growth

    Integration Consultant (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsManagement is very transparent. A lot of highly visible opportunities.

    ConsSalary isn't as high as partners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your employees to keep them happy and consider raises for the deserving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working with fantastic people to positively and effectively disrupt an industry

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsI have never worked with a more positive group of people working collaboratively and determinedly towards a common goal, and having a ton of fun in the process. Employees are the number one company value, and it shows. Because of the continued growth, you can create your own opportunities if you have the drive, the knowledge, and the skills. If you have a great idea, bring it to the table. You will be listened to, but big egos not welcome.

    ConsThe pay is not yet competitive. It's more about taking a bet on the company and its potential for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! The tone and the values are set at the top, and ours is amazing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to work, ever

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsStarted paying super competitively as of November 2013 due to the IPO.
    Management cares about you, and the work place is friendly.
    It has an upbeat college atmosphere where you're expected to be extremely social.

    ConsSome people spend all their time here. But that may be simply because they like it, not because they have to.
    People are often loud, joking, and jolly, which is mostly a pro but sometimes is distracting from work. You'll need some noise cancelling headphones if you want to concentrate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp new hires understand what is expected of them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with a Culture to Match

    Applications Developer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsTraining here is long but very helpful to get you situated, flexibility in schedule, smart and amazing people to work with and everyone you see is excited to be at work.

    ConsFor App Developers you need to keep other programming languages in your back pocket because you won't get to practice them here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Innovative, Fun, Inspiring place to work

    Software Applications Engineer (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsYou know what you are working will have a large contribution to the company and to the overall benefit of our customers. With the new continuous development model we see our impact in as little as 2 weeks from when we developed it.

    ConsThe company is growing so quickly and we are constantly trying to make our products better so sometimes the technology might change faster than we know how to adapt to it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced, innovation filled, collaborative environment

    Professional Services (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA (US)

    ProsWorkday has been on a growth trajectory but has not changed in its basic outlook towards employees and customers. It's a fun place to work, where you get opportunities to work on exciting new projects. Work life balance is great - there may be some ups and downs in terms of work load, but overall a good balance is maintained. Management is very supportive and encourages innovative thinking. Decisions are made fast and emphasis is on trying, starting small and getting things done.

    ConsCan't think of any.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a very fun enviornment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManager really cares about the employee.

    ConsI have not experienced any negatives.

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    Fun place to work, but management could use training

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule. Open to working from home and there are lots of employees who work remotely from home offices 100% of the time.
    Lots of employee "perks" and and fun contests.
    Promote healthy lifestyle with health club discounts, brown bag seminars etc…
    Product is great and getting even better.

    Cons1st/2nd level managers are still doing an individual contributor jobs and thus aren't effective leaders or communicators
    A lot of managers seem to be people who have just "been there a long time" not necessarily people who are true leaders. Manager Leadership training would be a huge help here.
    Career path isn't obvious nor discussed.
    PTO lags behind other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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