Workday FAQ

Have questions about working at Workday? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Workday.

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56 English questions out of 56

24 April 2020

Does Workday offer massages?

Pros

Good salary and benefits, good culture and values, friendly management, nice and relaxed environment (including free foods and drinks), excellent work/life balance.

Cons

Proprietary technologies used to develop "the" application does not look as a good choice. Implications are in fact multiple, including the risk for developers to loose their skills about not only common programming languages, but also the entire ecosystem related to them. So not just a proprietary language but even the entire ecosystem. Developers cannot resell outside skills acquired.

Advice to Management

When you hire new application developers, make sure they have got a clear idea on what the job will consist. I would still recommend Workday to some friends of mine, but not to all the friends of mine. Skills and expectations play a fundamental role in what you get when hire someone especially for something like the application development.

Good salary and benefits, good culture and values, friendly management, nice and relaxed environment (including free foods and drinks), excellent work/life balance.

24 April 2020

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1 July 2021

Does Workday offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Unlimited PTO, recently expanded parental leave - Good healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.

Cons

- Mandatory "diversity" training is basically pushing a political agenda. If you want to say "mother" instead of "birthing person" like they want you to, that's a conversation with your manager for not being "inclusive". Yikes. - Seasoned people are leaving and management doesn't even try to hold onto them. Ironic, because they were the ones preserving Workday culture. In my first week my manager who had been at the company for 5 years left and I had nothing to do for months as my new manager dealt with the consequences. - Strict no full-remote work policy. Doesn't make any sense either since many teams are distributed and meeting over Zoom anyways.

Advice to Management

Fix Workday culture. Hold onto people who actually embody your culture and not just cave to external pressure.

Good healthcare, vision, and dental benefits.

1 July 2021

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4 July 2021

Does Workday offer parental leave?

Pros

*** by and large defined by the team you're on - ***WLB is great - By-and-large, really solid benefits (401k, insurance, stock options, mat/pat leave) - Lots of small random benefits (e.g. SF Giants tickets, or discount on some clothing line) - A really solid infrastructure for Diversity (will elaborate in cons) - ***A lot of interesting tech opportunities, due in part to the proprietary technology (if you're not in App-Dev). A good stepping stone, or place to settle in for awhile - Generation Workday Tools Intern rotation is good college learning experience - Generally speaking, chill people

Cons

- There really isn't much clear direction. Things are just kinda, happening, and maybe you're doing the important work or maybe you're in a pigeon-hole. Problems are usually re-orged into obscurity instead of addressed in any meaningful way. It's additionally really chaotic for developers with constantly changing team-structure and vision - App-Dev (Applications Development): The proprietary language really does limit how much one learns in the role, and management knows that. The tech stack is diversifying, but expect to fight one another for the opportunities, which are far and few. Initiatives meant for developers keep getting led-along (maybe because of poor direction) - Cash salary is low, for the scale of the company. Compensation primarily comes from stock packages that lock you in for X-number-of-years (I'll acknowledge that some individuals seek out stock) - Leadership is AGGRESSIVELY anti-remote work, come post-covid (the phrase "remote work will be rare" is the common phrase) - Diversity initiatives haven't gone much further than step 1. Lots of corporate infrastructure, resources, etc., but individual/team experience is really hit-or-miss - App Dev Intern role is not a good college learning experience - The "Workday Culture" is just, weird... leadership talks down a lot, like a paternal figure, stuck reminiscing about 'The Good Old Days' (from like, 4 years ago). Personality precedes performance, persistently, especially if you can be 'One of the bro's' (really bad in some depts). And in general, you feel like an outsider if you don't view your job as more than a job, and the psychological toll is real. The unfortunate thing is that this also includes your background, as well as personality. DONT GET ME WRONG. There are some AMAZING teams, who respect one another, foster psychological/emotional safety for all identities, and have a constant curiosity. There are some AMAZING managers who are focused on the person, not your output. However, there are as many teams who foster an exclusionary crony-culture that strives for image instead of meaningful work. And sometimes those things are just a re-org away.

Advice to Management

Business objectives and ACTUAL employee-focused culture (not facetious lip-service) can go hand in hand. Have leadership that actually has trust in their employees (and hire people you can actually trust) so that workers can be flexible to be their best selves.

large, really solid benefits (401k, insurance, stock options, mat/pat leave)

4 July 2021

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23 November 2020

Does Workday offer a wellness program?

Pros

- Great environment to work in. Very positive and supportive - Strong leadership who has clear vision of the direction of the company - Amazing benefits and perks. Lots of goodies and parties

Cons

- Work life balance tend to tilt towards the work side, but that's expected for a consulting life

Amazing benefits and perks.

23 November 2020

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3 August 2021

Does Workday offer life insurance?

Pros

Great company, benefits, work life, compensation

Cons

My manager passively retaliated against me since I gave him bad reviews in one of the weekly pulse survey. I bought this to HR attention and they said it’s hypothetical and I cannot prove it. My manager was smart enough as he played a game with my mentor and drafted a bad review to me. I was hardly six months in the team and I had to take a hard decision to quit. Well please take care of such things

Advice to Management

Pulse surveys are great.. but make sure people leaders won’t retaliate against any bad reviews they get.

Great company, benefits, work life, compensation

3 August 2021

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