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Workday Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
147 Reviews

4.3
147 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Rollercoaster!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in London, England

    Pros

    Best technology; great people who are in it for the ride, not the cash; huge growth; focus on customer happiness (not screwing them for short term profits); a joined-up and exciting narrative; very honest about flaws and getting better at solving them. Positive, enthusiastic, professional staff - walk the floor: everyone is friendly and you won't know who the VP's as everyone is so friendly - no ivory towers here!

    Cons

    Not as aggressive as competition; growing pains can leave gaps in the organisation and its processes can be clumsy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep staff informed, continue engaging with as many people internally as you can - the informal 'brown bag' sessions are great to get the big picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor European Management in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Dynamic fast paced company. Great technology and superior delivery. Talented sales individuals.

    Cons

    The European management has been a joke in the past. Previous head of EMEA and current CIO EMEA was/is a clown who network well upwards but are not well regarded by their peers locally. Brought in a blame/distrustful culture. Long standing employees who had served the company well but who did not "suck up " to these managers did not fare well. The head of EMEA referred to has left to be part of AsiaPac so hopefully improvements will follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the facility for anonymous reviews of management. You may learn a great deal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great leadership, game changing technology and fun to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Technology, Leadership, Growth, Products, People, Benefits, WFH,

    Cons

    Growth brings unique challenges: Politics, Execution of Strategy, Competition catching up, Copycat players in emerging markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and leadership direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, poor European management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England

    Pros

    Excellent market leading product.
    Collaborative environment.
    Very satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Very few people in Europe meet their targets.
    Unsupportive management.
    European management team lack autonomy
    Cliquey environment - most people have an Peoplesoft/Oracle/SAP connection.
    Creative thinking is discouraged, except amongst the 'inner circle.'
    The company is referred to internally as 'Workday and night' for good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not over recruit, it is better to have a few people who have the opportunity to overachieve and are successful than a larger group who feel unable to do their targets and who become disgruntled.
    Allow the European managers greater autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere, Interesting People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Everyone really loves being here, loves each other, or (usually) both. Lots of company sponsored activities which make every week exciting. Management cares about you. You become inspired to work harder. Good pay, free housing (for interns and some positions).

    Cons

    Not many training courses offered for those that like learning from courses. Lots of people still stay after 5, so there is pressure to work longer hours. At times, hard to concentrate because people are always talking and laughing with each other, but a good pair of headphones will help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A software company with an edge both in the technology stack and in work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    The opportunity to direct your own work and manage your own career is excellent. The technology is fun to work with. The product looks great!

    Cons

    Often times its up to you to get your work done, so you must be able to perform and deliver without someone breathing down your neck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything looks good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I'm very happy working at Workday, they gave me an opportunity as a contractor and now I'm a full time employee!

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out. Also great outings with your team, excellent managers, and coworkers are all awesome. Plus I can bring my dog to work. Exciting, fast paced, environment, and growing company. Great culture too and good pay.

    Cons

    Needs more bathrooms in the building I'm in. Didn't get a raise in my salary yet...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just make us happy and you are doing a good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Almost perfect

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

    Pros

    Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment. Some of the best people you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    Infrequent raises, even for long-time employees. One or two departments treat their employees badly. And there really aren't enough bathrooms on each floor anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for employees to transfer internally. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It has been an amazing time working at Workday. The people are extremely friendly and are always willing to help.

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

    Pros

    Community as a whole
    The work environment

    Cons

    Upper management seems to abuse their power a bit much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't believe that because you are in a higher position, you will receive everything your heart desires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    It is not what they pretend to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Some departments seemed good to work for still when I left.

    Cons

    Lies from management.
    Backstabbing to gain rank.
    Sexual harassment towards females at least in my department. (yes a compliant was given to HR. But even the people I know saw it didn't want to get involved)
    The company moto is 'Workday and nights' definitely true if you want to get ahead. Don't expect a family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examam your new management. It's about how can I rise though the ranks. Not about employees. You want to be be the best place to work. Stop asking us to lie on the public servey. They give 2 surveys. One for the public. The other for the truth that management sees. And ignores it seems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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