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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65 Ratings

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. 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)

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

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    a most pleasant company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer

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

    Pros

    Smart, 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.

    Cons

    no cons. this is a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    All that glitters is not gold

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

    Post 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pleasant applications development intern experience

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

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Their 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.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Exciting place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Fast paced, innovative, rapidly expanding, great culture,

    Cons

    long hours but its worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • 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 more than a year

    Pros

    Great health care, growing company

    Cons

    employee perks are few but on the rise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the workday way and culture #1.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    incredible work environment

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

    I worked at Workday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, competitive working environment, high collaboration, All in all a great fun company to work for that is a "work hard, play hard" mentality

    Cons

    Can sometimes work really long hours to finish up a project before the deadline. When you get onboarded you get thrown right into the mix of things which can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out the new hires so that they become familiar faster with the company

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

    Workday - a good place to join the cloud

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart team - easy access to resources

    Cons

    Too many hours - no work/family balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Workday is a great place for smart and creative people

    • 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 more than 5 years

    Pros

    At Workday, you'll work with the best and the brightest. Everyday you get to be inspired by someone with whom you work, and you get to try things you've never done. Workday is a very flat organization, which means that your voice always matters. Workday is filled with people who are givers rather than takers, as the culture is built on collaboration rather than politics.

    Cons

    I've never worked as many hours as I work at Workday. The pace can either be invigorating or draining, depending on your personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, Workday's management seems terrific. It's great to have a visionary CEO, and to have people who really seem to care about the future of Workday as managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to be part of with loads of career opportunities in the long run

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Csd  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Csd in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    -Great colleagues
    -Since the company is still 'small' you feel like you actually contribute to the companies success
    -A lot of exposure to other business units which can help you develop a career path
    -Everyone is all about 'work hard, play hard'
    - Many career possibilities in the long run

    Cons

    - Average salary
    - Limited career options short term
    - Limited training
    - Fast growing companies might not be for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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