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Brilliant motivated genuinely good people

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Current Employee - Education  in  Pleasanton, CA (US)
Current Employee - Education in Pleasanton, CA (US)

I have been working at Workday

Pros

This company is going to make a lot of people very comfortable, the technology and innovation is literally bleeding edge, nice work-life balance

Cons

Limited equity-small pre IPO offers, very poor benefits, sub standard wages

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay raises are absolutely an imperative or you will begin to lose folks, also more shares would make a difference particularly for those who have been here for some time

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    amazing, but...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    hugely talented team, lots of opportunities for creative and sometimes groundbreaking work. across the board, people are great to work with and there are minimal politics between individuals or teams.

    Cons

    the team is generally overworked and underpaid relative to competitive opportunities. the hard work is good, and the teamwork is good, but there's often just too much of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put a bit more focus on investing in the employee base rather than just building the next big company. it would be great to see more investment in individual and team development, rather than just company and product.

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  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Are you ex-PeopleSoft, like to work long hours and weekends?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Workday

    Pros

    Great product and a lot of great people who are excited about making an impact in HCM, Payroll, and Financials space. Dave and Aneel are good leaders and have the respect of employees. Everyone works hard to make an impact and wants to make customers successful and referenceable.

    Cons

    Agree with other comments that it is political and if you do not have the "right" manager, the hard work and sacrifice will often go unnoticed; managers constantly managing upwards and have often times used employees as scapegoats. Lot's of VP's (see website) add to the bureaucracy; lots of overhead. Many upper/middle management are ex-PeopleSoft which makes it very cliquey. Process is still very old ERP/PeopleSoft oriented; re-creating the wheel in a lot of ways.Should incorporate more people from other/diverse backgrounds with new ideas and listen to employees with new or challenging ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talent outside the PeopleSoft ecosystem. Do not make this PeopleSoft 2.0. Ensure middle/upper management take care of the employees and provide the appropriate support to their and foster new ideas and risk taking. Reward the long days, nights and weekends, and sacrifice of family.

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