Workday Reviews

Updated 7 October 2014
Updated 7 October 2014
139 Reviews
4.3
139 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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72 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an year)

    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

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    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. 3 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

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    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.  

    Great people and culture, and interesting work

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

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    What sets Workday apart is the culture. They put a big emphasis on your personality, and it shows in the hiring process and your coworkers. I became good friends with several coworkers in just a few months. My manager did an awesome job and it was evident that he really cared about every member on the team. He would always check in to make sure that the workload wasn't overbearing and would ask for individual input. The work is fun and rewarding, and the technology is unique and innovative.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a rapid rate and new initiatives are constantly undertaken. As a result, sometimes the spec or design of a project could be clearer, so that employees do not waste time building something that will be scrapped because it didn't match the customer's/management's expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider assigning senior engineers a lesser workload so they can act as mentors for younger engineers. I know some managers do this already and from what I've observed, it yields very positive results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Workday is the best company a person can work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Workday full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been working here for about 4 months now. I came straight out of college with a degree in business. Working for Workday as been the most incredible experience. They take so much time and money in training their employees. I'm challenged every day. My leadership gives me the tools to succeed. The people that I work with are hard working, funny, and just down right good people. I'm not over worked even though I'm salary, work about 40-45 hours a week. Also the industry is exploding so Workday is growing faster then any company I know. I turned down a huge salary to come here and I have to say it was so worth it. I'm so happy to come into work every day.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything honestly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making your employees feel appreciated and continue to challenge them on the individual level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employee Friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Workday is really focus to preserve its key values and keep working environment employee friendly. They provide great on boarding and new hire trainings.

    Cons

    Pay is average and benefits could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I've worked for

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, informal, ambitious, friendly, just a great place to work. Loads of opportunities and really smart people.

    Cons

    Hours can be long (by choice to get things done) but there is a lot of flexibility if you want to work from home, start earlier/later etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Innovative company

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

    I worked at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Cutting edge and innovative technology
    -Rapid growth as cloud ERP software takes over Oracle / SAP market share
    -Smart co-workers
    -Seasoned leaders

    Cons

    -Low pay for the Bay Area and especially for a company growing so rapidly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Need to pay more fairly for the contributions employees make to help Workday grow so quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Workday internship

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

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, they treat employees really great and the employees are all super nice.

    Cons

    Pleasanton is a boring town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the interns to dorm in SF or the bay area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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