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Workday Reviews

Updated 21 February 2019
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
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  • "The almost leisurely work-life balance can lead to inertia from those who take advantage of the situation" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Working in a proprietary language that doesn’t translate to other places" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture, great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly, motivated, collaborative and open
    Work life balance & employee well being is empahsised
    Amazing company parties
    Great benefits (health, dental, gym benefit, pension scheme, etc)

    Cons

    The coding language that Workday uses has a lot of limitations


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Beware the hype"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good snack program, drinks and pizza gatherings, other company parties. Nice modern office easily accessible by public transport. Option to work remotely once in a while (but not full-time remote.) People aren't too strict about time so you can be flexible to a degree.

    There are some genuinely good people who work here and they embody the "Workday culture" the hype is all about. Mostly they're older employees. New hires are a mixed bag.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than comparable jobs in other companies. Compensation includes stocks up to a cap each year, but they're more trouble than it's worth.

    Some roles have 100% remote management which means people who are far removed from the Workday Dublin realities make all the decisions. Not all of these decisions are good.

    No possibility to work remotely full-time. No commute stipend, extremely limited parking facilities on-site.

    After about a year you will stop learning new things and the job will become routine. Some skills you gain will be non-transferable in other roles because of proprietary coding languages etc.

    Some of the managers are bullies, which includes senior management. You can get shouted down in very public ways for bringing the "wrong" ideas to the table, where "wrong" = "that the highest ranking person in that meeting doesn't like." Teams are very hit-and-miss like that. You can have a terrible manager and someone in the same job as you can have an amazing people leader on his/her team.

    If you raise concerns about management you'll basically be told to deal with it. HR are nice in person but useless. Serious concerns are being raised and not listened to.

    Problematic managers in general are promoted out of their teams rather than fired or disciplined. They can be the absolute worst to their teams, they can bully and belittle, but at the end of the day it's a big ole clique at the top and if you're not a part of it, good luck.

    Some managers are down right incompetent and make business decisions that hurt our product, but they're free to do as they please (again refer to the "loudest voice in the room" principle). There are a lot of empty slogans and corporate talk while we pat ourselves on the back for a job well done, but there is no vision and no direction. Another review said it as well: the loudest customer wins. Development is haphazard and it's not unheard of to have to pull extra hours for some unrealistic deadline someone with no technical knowledge committed to.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback and start pruning the bad people at the top. They're making bad decisions, demoralizing or bullying the people who work under them and promote their buddies instead of merit-based promotions. One of our core values is "employees", That means more than parties and snacks. Otherwise these people will run your company into the ground.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Software Application Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits.
    Ok salary.
    Bunch of smart colleagues.
    Relaxed environment.
    Good opportunity to learn corporation's trick and tips.

    Cons

    Proprietary language, lot's of fake promises on career progress or side projects using common languages and tools.
    Easy to quickly forget what you learned during your career, I ensure you will spend the last 6 months of your employment there studying during the nights/weekends in order to get ready for the coming interview.

    Catastrophic middle management, I'is a corrupted club, if you are well connected your life will be easy otherwise your opinion matters little, the only option to avoid problems is just to say "yes, make sense" all the time it's requested.

    Useless HR, really don't know what they do apart from arranging the induction.

    Don't know how is possible to catch lots of "5 stars" reviews in glassdoor portal once the frustration feeling within app devs is pretty shared.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at people as just a way to get your next promotion. Main reason why you were hired was not just to get the big stock and travel a lot but concretely believe to be a real servant leader, care about people, engage them maximizing their productivity.
    All this in the interest of the company.


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Workday"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, nice building to work in.

    Cons

    Terrible management and a completely unsupportive HR who are primarily concerned with backing managers.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees and then perhaps the amount of people leaving might decrease.


  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Comp and Benefits as well as Culture

    Cons

    Proprietary Language could be a problem


  6. "Simply amazing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An awesome place to work where everyone is friendly .. great culture, massive product with a lot of interesting and challenging parts .. solid benefits

    Cons

    A considerable amount of the technologies used in Workday are proprietary technologies

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it is really working


  7. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is great, all colleagues supporting each other, good work/life balance

    Cons

    It's not necessarily a CONS, however you need to be flexible and agile to enjoy working here :-)

  8. "Brilliant culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Automation Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Test Automation Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is brilliant and very flexible
    Great work-life balance
    The people are the best you'll ever work with

    Cons

    Their proprietary tool is the only negative


  9. "Safety Specialist/ Security Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work

    Cons

    Payment rates could be improved


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and challenging place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Work from home option
    Office is in a good location and is very modern
    Smart employees
    Lots of opportunities to develop different skill sets
    Options to get involved in projects outside of day-to-day work
    Free snacks
    Frequent hackathons
    Plenty of company events
    Share options makes your contract very competitive
    Good experience working with U.S teams
    Very few managers micro manage (from what I've seen)

    Cons

    The more senior developers on the scrum team have very little time due to a large number of meetings
    It can be slow to get code committed to master

    Advice to Management

    Refine strategic initiatives among managers more before getting developers involved