Workday Reviews

Updated 6 September 2014
Updated 6 September 2014
132 Reviews
4.3
132 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
66 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. 7 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere and fun place to work.

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    Current Employee - HCM Consultant  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - HCM Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fun atmosphere with great leadership. The pace of work is changing constantly as the company grows which makes for great challenges.

    Cons

    Some may see the constant change as a con. It can make things feel a little unstable but all I see is opportunities with the amount of growth the company is going through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Definitely a solid place to work.

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    GREAT people, GREAT work environment, very laid back and relax culture.

    The people here are very supportive and are always willing to help. They're genuinely happy and don't mind coming in to work, but at the same time, they don't get overworked to the point where they have to come in on weekends all the time. I came in on weekends pretty often because as an intern with no car, I had nothing better to do and the building was virtually empty. This is in stark contrast with companies like Facebook where people are always working.

    Cons

    Limited snack closet and break room snacks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't speak for the managers overall, but the ones I had were very supportive and helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with fantastic people to positively and effectively disrupt an industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! The tone and the values are set at the top, and ours is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday as a contractor

    Pros

    Pay is good and company is growing quickly.

    Cons

    Politics within management which is quite unfortunate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place, Great People, Overwhelming Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Inspiring Leadership, amazing product, awesome work environment. As Workday continues to grow, the company maintains a start-up feel and a fun, friendly culture.

    Cons

    No true cons, though I think some departments may have lower salaries in comparison to other companies of similar industries

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

    Great company great growth

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary isn't as high as partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees to keep them happy and consider raises for the deserving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work!!

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

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

    Pros

    I 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!

    Cons

    Do I really need one?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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