Workday
4.1 of 5 114 reviews
www.workday.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Workday Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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4.1 114 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Workday Co-CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri

(53 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "My work-life balance is respected by both my peers and management"
    in 6 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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Great company, CEOs, product and co-workers!

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCEOs 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed some kind of sabbatical program for those of us who have been running at full speed for quite a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

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

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

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

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

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Good company, poor European management.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Workday full-time

ProsExcellent market leading product.
Collaborative environment.
Very satisfied customers.

ConsVery few people in Europe meet their targets.
Unsupportive management.
European management team lack autonomy
Cliquey environment - most people have an Peoplesoft/Oracle/SAP connection.
Creative thinking is discouraged, except amongst the 'inner circle.'
The company is referred to internally as 'Workday and night' for good reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not over recruit, it is better to have a few people who have the opportunity to overachieve and are successful than a larger group who feel unable to do their targets and who become disgruntled.
Allow the European managers greater autonomy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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So far so good...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you've been doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You get out what you put in

Consultant (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsVery 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a most pleasant company to work for!

Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsSmart, motivated, enthusiastic people and an overwhelmingly positive culture
Leading edge technology
Excellent business model
Excellent sales pipeline

Workday is a fast paced software company with vision and leadership. It is an excellent place to advance internally, and also excellent for a future resume since it has a reputation for hiring well, and uses leading edge technologies. People work together without the paralyzing politics found in so many corporations, because the management has made it so by having policies that reinforce and reward teamwork and innovation.

Consno cons. this is a great company.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pleasant applications development intern experience

Associate Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

ProsThe office had a laid back atmosphere, the other employees were extremely friendly and outgoing. Everyone was helpful and it seemed like the other employees wanted me to succeed.

ConsTheir framework is unconventional and may take some time to get used to. It was a while before I could confidently start developing something without constantly needing guidance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All that glitters is not gold

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA (US)

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

Pros- If you are the type who takes instructions and follows them without any space or time for creativity join this firm
- If you also are the type who work better under inefficient leaders - Join this Company

Cons- I agree with everyone else on this portal about Workday's Clicky culture - If you are in the in crowd you get away with almost anything.
- There is no room for innovation or creativity, coz you are expected to follow procedure every single second of your time here. Creativity is for the higher ups, if you are in the low rung and want to be creative you are going to be shot down almost immediately.
- The nickname - WorkDaynNight is very true. Hence no work life balance at all.
- Don't expect your manager to help you figure out your career; strengths or weaknesses. She will have no interest or intention to contribute to your professional growth.
- Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer.

This is the part that is most frustrating - They do not like you moving around teams. They discourage that with all their might.

ps: The key to success here is to suck up to HR; There is very little sense of confidentiality in that department.

Advice to Senior ManagementPost IPO phase for any company is tough -- tread carefully; compensate and appreciate employee; Review your benefits; don't try so hard to behave like a big firm.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Workday full-time

ProsFast paced, innovative, rapidly expanding, great culture,

Conslong hours but its worth it!

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote within

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat health care, growing company

Consemployee perks are few but on the rise

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the workday way and culture #1.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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