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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.  

    Amazing Company to Work for :)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    Work Culture, Flexible Hours, WFH, Technology, Innovation, Fun, Learning Curve, Growth....

    Cons

    Salary should be a bit more high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    was amazing, turning bureaucratic in a hurry...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great product, solid top (as in C-level) leadership, ethical

    Cons

    way too political for a company of its age and stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop and promote based on performance and talent v. personal relationships and preferences. stop making talent decisions based on second, third hand perceptions. practice what you sell...top flight HCM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience, But Not Perfect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    They supply housing and the pay is pretty good. Very good company to work for and they really invest in your development/ education as a software engineer.

    Cons

    It is a big company and sometimes you get lost in the shuffle or get bogged down in the corporate structure. They weren't extremely prepared for the fall interns with projects so there was some sitting around and waiting at times.

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

    Somewhat disillusioned

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    SaaS technology definitely represents the next wave in Enterprise Administrative systems.

    Cons

    Lots of former PeopleSoft employees in the ranks. Lots of Bureaucracy for a small organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, great product and excellent senior management; Beware, toxic CSD environment.

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

    Pros

    Great senior leadership, fun company events. All employees are invited to company meetings. Workday is leading provider of ERP in the cloud, stock is performing well, keep it up.

    Cons

    Many of the old reviews regarding the CSD environment from 2012 remain true well past their date.
    Senior management may not have any idea how bad it really became, or just didn't care;
    bait and switch. Limited career advancement from CSD, most after their CSD tenure end up in positions filled with recent graduates. Some have made it into very interesting roles, the majority went into other support roles not related to prospecting for new customers. Long story short: Your CSD skills have little value in other areas of the company. (Not worth it for all the grunt work that you're enslaved to do.) Especially if you have to do it in SLC.

    If you're interested in 2+ years of cold calling, only to find yourself rotating around to a somewhat related support role, be my guest. If you're passionate about sales, and you want a much more linear and logical career path, salesforce.com might be a better choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    fantastic company with great future prospects. Without a doubt going to be the ERP leader in the cloud

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    hire top quality talent, management is fantastic, product is great and the customers are happy

    Cons

    lots of hires from legacy companies. need more youth and innovative thinking in the sales force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from more innovative companies rather than from those that we deem are antiquated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, CEOs, product and co-workers!

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

    Pros

    CEOs who believe in me and, unlike some others, are not weasels.
    Everyone here is really smart and motivated.
    Constant opportunities to innovate, as the kind of work we do has not been done before.
    Satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Not paid competitive to the market, but that is balanced by great stock options in my case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some kind of sabbatical program for those of us who have been running at full speed for quite a while.

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

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, good sense of community, great products, great customer services
    Family Friendly
    Pet Friendly

    Cons

    Usual office politics, no flexibility for remote work or office hours

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    So far so good...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative company with energized employees all working together to make the company succeed. Core values are refreshing.

    Cons

    Success and growth keep company in a constant state of change. Not an environment that everyone is comfortable with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you've been doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    You get out what you put in

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

    Pros

    Very Experienced Senior Leadership
    Great Product
    Happy Customers
    Long Term Growth Opportunities

    The software is in very high demand, and there we are filling a need that is really only supplied by one company. The incumbent vendors are doomed (with perhaps the exception of SAP). Oracle will soon leave the ERP market, because no one will be buying on-premise ERP in 5 years. Tech comes and goes, and we are on the way in.

    Cons

    Growing pains associated with any hyper-growth company (i.e. processes are fluid and sometimes unclear)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. As long you continue to treat the front-line employee with respect and honesty, our future is extremely bright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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