Workday Reviews

Updated 22 May 2020

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4.1
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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture of caring management(in 124 reviews)

  • "It's a great company with great employees that is on a track to success(in 66 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "#1 Great Place to Work and lives up to it!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Program Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Workday

    Pros

    Joined Workday in Dublin this week and the experience from application, to each interview stage, through to receiving the offer was exceptional - fast, efficient, professional but above all I felt like they really went above and beyond to make it a truly personal experience. The welcome I received from the team I’m working with has been beyond amazing. I feel at home already! Plus I’ve been set up for success through the thoughtful and well planned onboarding plan from week one through to the next 6 months. This is what a great candidate experience feels like! So excited to work with great teams and partners in a company that places culture, values and people at the core of everything!

    Cons

    Haven’t experienced any at this stage

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    Workday2019-07-17
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Reliability Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great product with lots to learn Fun culture Travel opportunities Amazing benefits

    Cons

    On call and weekend shifts but compensated well for

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    Workday2020-05-22
  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, management, shares, location, activities

    Cons

    The rate of growth makes it difficult to retain culture

    Workday2020-05-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work with no politics"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. An excellent working environment with warm, humble and talented people 2. Management is supportive of the scrum teams and individual contributors. 3. Freedom and push to work on innovative/out of the box solutions 4. Tightly knit scrum teams with no boundaries between product, development and quality assurance make work fun and get rid of monolith processes. 5. Workday as a company is very focussed on employee well being with a great snack program, health & fitness schemes, mental wellness schemes. They even have a section in the office dedicated to "Wellness Center" 6. Senior developers in the org are open to new ideas/feedback/suggestions/criticism. They are helpful too.

    Cons

    No cons from me, I feel Workday Ireland is a great place to work One thing that some people may not like is developing in XpressO, but i think its a great language for the purpose.

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    Workday2020-05-12
  5. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, colleagues and management are generally sound, fairly flat mgmt structure

    Cons

    Dev work maybe not the most exciting stuff

    Workday2020-05-14
  6. Helpful (6)

    "A lot of hype, much less substance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    These are very subjective based on just a portion of the company, albeit a large one: engineering. - good deal of autonomy in picking what you work on within the boundaries of team/org goals/priorities (but see cons) - reasonably competitive pay at start - but it has to be, because the company is not seen as an attractive target by engineers on the market (also, see cons) - work-life balance is good, to very good but varies across teams - subsidised employee stock purchase programme - pension matching - health insurance coverage for the entire family on a good plan

    Cons

    - Poor location if you're commuting in from outside of Dublin City centre - lacklustre public transport, very limited parking spaces in the office, expensive on/off street parking. - Office-centric culture, with little love for remote work - No matter how hard you work, when it comes to promotions who you know trumps what you know and can deliver. - Pay is only competitive at the start - forget about pay reviews. Five years later you'll be on the same base pay. WD prefer giving people bonuses/top-ups in their volatile stock, with long vesting periods. - Constant employee surveys that lead to nothing. - One-way performance review system that leads to nothing. - Senior management in Engineering have no idea what they're doing - constant hires/fires/re-orgs that cause churn and chaos. - Lack of trust in what the engineers are doing, with changes/deployments being micromanaged to death. Anything to massage the "customer satisfaction" number to where it will look great on an earnings call. - The tech stack is old and boring (Ruby, Java EE), and a career dead end for many (GWT, XO, YP and other tech nobody else uses). Few teams get to work or experiment with more modern, or emerging tech. - WD position themselves as a technology company, but the reality is they most often consume off-shelf products just to fail at integrating them.There is very little in terms of innovation, or it's not promoted enough to be noticeable. It is not actively encouraged either. - The least agile company of "agile" companies I have worked for. You must love spending hours in meetings to do well here. Everything takes months, if not years.

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    Workday2020-05-19
  7. "Amazing company to invest one's career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Employee is one of the core values. Amazing people management Fun place to work Snack program Fresh fruits on site Competitive compensation

    Cons

    proprietary programming language. very few cons

    Workday2020-05-02
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Proprietary ecosystem does not work very well"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.

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    Workday2020-04-24
  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary - Stock - Benefits - Flexibility - Holidays - Great people/culture

    Cons

    Some believe that Xpresso can be quite limiting

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    Workday2020-04-16
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Don't waste your life with this poor management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer III in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - The CEO is really smart and awesome - It's a big american company with an office in Dublin, Ireland so you can have the chance to get in touch with people with all around the world. - The view from the 6th floor of the building is nice and also the snack program and the employees clubs are a nice bonus to make your day more enjoyable. - Most colleague are friendly and there is a lot of flexibility in managing your time

    Cons

    - The CEO has stopped to oversee the hiring a long time ago, and the quality upper and lower management of the Dublin office is really poor (with very limited exception like Chris Byrne) - Tons of big policies and procedure for everything, with several levels of approval. They clearly don't trust their employees and they want to get managers involved in every decision, even the technical ones. Most of the policy are so generic that basically leaves a huge discretionary power in the hands of a really poor management. - The company is always saying that they care about you, but it's more true if you are a manager. We are all equal only when it comes to the snack program or a spot in the car park. If you are a individual contributor, you are just a resource to be allocated the a project/team every few months/weeks as they like. - The structure is very vertical, with a manager every 3/4 people and multiple managers from different organizations with different okr, policy, procedures to handle a single team. - They call the management "leadership", but it's just a word, they are not leading anything, they are not providing example, guidance, mentoring or coaching. They only care about their goals/okr/objectives and not about you or your career. They tell you that you career is in your hands, and they mean it, literally since they cannot care less. - There are no quantitative goals to measure your contributions/productivity and no clear path/checklist to get a promotion. It's only based on your ability to sell yourself with smoke and mirrors and become friends of the upper management and not with actual quality deliverables to the customers. - They are running a career check-in every year as an HR compliance exercise, but it's just a one way presentation. First you present you achievement, than you will be given the management review, unrelated to your presentation and with compensation/promotion package predetermined . - If you are already a good friends of the upper management, you can be promoted every 6/12 months, without having to prove anything and you can also get you friend and family hired in senior roles. They call this connections, and they really value it, but I prefer to use another name. - If you have an irish passport, you will get probably an higher level in the company given the same level of experience in the industry, so apply for one before joining the company. They are proud of having a mix of people from all around the world in the Dublin office, but almost all of them are individual contributor. Probably in Ireland there are a lot of managers and very few developer, tester, analyst, etc. It's clearly a coincidence. - There is a toxic culture where you are forced to comply and pretend that everything is awesome, if you try to point out a problem, you will become the problem since you clearly do not understand their magnific work and instead of fixing the problem, they will focus on explaining to you why you are wrong. - If you are unlucky enough to work with xpresso for 1-2 years, your career in the real word is ended. They believe they have created (acquired) a powerful proprietary language/system that it's ten of years ahead of everything. Even if it's an interesting technical solution, it's clearly limited and there is no proper tooling to support the code development. There is a huge ecosystem of plugins written by devs in their spare time to improve the gaps of the language, because the company does not care to have the xo team spend time to improve the dev experience. They are just totally blind and full of themselves

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    Workday2020-05-13
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