Workday Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
141 Reviews
4.3
141 Reviews
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance is great, they give you reimbursements for fitness so they want you to go work out (in 9 reviews)

  • Great product, well-managed at the higher levels, expanding, very positive and flexible work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits are the worst a Bay Area Tech company can ever offer (in 6 reviews)

  • Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding 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 an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is amazing, there's great benefits, and awesome perks. What more do you need?

    Cons

    It's growing at a rapid pace so the small business feel is diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was great! She was engaged, honest, and approachable.

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

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The technology is ever evolving to meet our client's needs. Things are never boring or slow paced here.

    Cons

    I am not sure if i have one yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE, too much work and not enough employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast growing company with focus on employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    There is a great sense of ownership of the services each team provides and with the company growing at a fast pace, there are lot of opportunities for grow into roles which you are looking for.

    Cons

    As the company is still not know as much as it should be outside US, it is relatively new in Europe and still has to find a name to be amongst the best employer

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  5.  

    Love it

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work and growth

    Cons

    not really, still a growing company learning how to manage the increasing number of clients and workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Workday full-time (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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, great employees, great technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Test Automation Engineer

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working here is a great time. Lots of company parties, team outings, great culture and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very competitive with pay, raises, RSU's, or bonuses. I've been here 2 years and I just received my first raise. It would have been a good first year raise, but after 2 years I was expecting much more. They also only give raises/promotions twice a year during performance reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere and fun place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Definitely a solid place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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