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
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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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  1.  

    Fast paced, innovation filled, collaborative environment

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

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

    Pros

    Workday 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.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company with a Culture to Match

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

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

    Pros

    Training 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative, Fun, Inspiring place to work

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

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a very fun enviornment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday as an intern

    Pros

    Manager really cares about the employee.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negatives.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but management could use training

    • 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

    Flexible 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.

    Cons

    1st/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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer training to your managers so they are more skilled at leading effectively.

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

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Workday has innovative technology, highly intelligent and motivated co-workers and offers you the ability to manage your work arrangement for flexibility and balance. We work hard and achieve excellent results.

    Cons

    Workday is still a young company and suffers from immature corporate processes. For those who work outside of the Pleasanton corporate offices, communication can be blurred and opportunities are not as clear. In addition, unclear career paths seem to be the norm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great 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 a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Every employee gets a laptop to work

    Cons

    Location is really far from SF

  9.  

    Everyone is Super Nice

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

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Fun Culture
    -Is growing rapidly
    -wants to get better
    - is killing the competition

    Cons

    People who have been in management since the company started aren't up-to-date with the consumer app quality that Workday is aspiring for. It really holds it down.
    Many of the new people hired come from places that Google and Facebook would not hire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be making offers to people from everyday brands to come in and help pick up some of the drag. Recruiting from similar companies to Workday will only bring the product down. Which I know Workday does not want.

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

    Test Driven Development

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

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

    Pros

    Very vibrant atmosphere, free sodas! They really care about me. I feel loved.

    Cons

    A ton of pressure. Very demanding.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and a really great company

    Cons

    Long hours but that is to be expected at a growing technology firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are great. keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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