Workday Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
148 Reviews

4.3
148 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
65 Ratings

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. 8 people found this helpful  

    It is not what they pretend to be.

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

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice culture, they really care for employees, great pay, excellent benefits, free breakfast, snacks, refreshments, recreation (pool/ping pong/arcade games), gym membership, green workplace, lots and lots of fun events, and the list goes on...

    On their products-brilliant architecture, out of the box thinking, all round awesome.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leading ERP product, divisive Leadership

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    • 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)

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Best HR product on the market bar-none, excellent talent and hard working employees

    Cons

    2 CEO's with opposite management styles has created a divisive leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on Management training and improve hiring profiles across key areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company

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

    I have been working at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing, there's great benefits, and awesome perks. What more do you need?

    Cons

    It's growing at a rapid pace so the small business feel is diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was great! She was engaged, honest, and approachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The technology is ever evolving to meet our client's needs. Things are never boring or slow paced here.

    Cons

    I am not sure if i have one yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE, too much work and not enough employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast growing company with focus on employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    There is a great sense of ownership of the services each team provides and with the company growing at a fast pace, there are lot of opportunities for grow into roles which you are looking for.

    Cons

    As the company is still not know as much as it should be outside US, it is relatively new in Europe and still has to find a name to be amongst the best employer

  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Very political company - if you're connected, great. If not....good luck.

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

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Great product and huge market momentum. Very strong position in the market and working on converting from legacy systems.

    Cons

    Extremely political leadership that takes care of the inside crew and doesn't care about the rest. The top makes all the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

    • 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)

    I have been working at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Generation Workday program does a good job of bringing in top talent and grooming them to be the future faces of the company. For what I do at the company, I found the pay to be great, coming out of school. The company is growing, so they are adding benefits all the time. Nice free gym membership.

    Cons

    In certain roles, you can be stretched thin a times. Workday emphasizes fun and friendship as being important to the overall culture, but It can be more attainable to some than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees and paving the way for great enterprise SaaS!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    On and OFF place to work. No empowerment to senior employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture is ok but needs improvement

    Cons

    New management, hire comes in and ruins morale...you are never valued and always replaceable. That is the mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that have been around. They know what's best for the company not some new hot shot executive. Action on submitted complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, great employees, great technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working here is a great time. Lots of company parties, team outings, great culture and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very competitive with pay, raises, RSU's, or bonuses. I've been here 2 years and I just received my first raise. It would have been a good first year raise, but after 2 years I was expecting much more. They also only give raises/promotions twice a year during performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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