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Updated Jul 21, 2019

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Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri
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Pros
  • "At Workday one of the core values are(in 218 reviews)

  • "Work life balance & employee well being is empahsised(in 129 reviews)

Cons
  • "Proprietary language might not carry over well into different career paths(in 34 reviews)

  • "This might be because it's based in Pleasanton(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workday is an amazing company and has really invested in their employees. There are lots of benefits such as exercise studio, free snacks, fitness expenses etc. but that isn't really what makes the place great. There are more than 1200 employees now, but it still feels like a small company as everyone is so friendly. The senior leadership in the Dublin office is great, and you really feel like they care. This is the least...

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    Cons

    Workday is an American tech company so it's unsurprising that a lot of colleagues are based in the US, but there is the usual feeling of the US team looking at Dublin like it is a bit of a backwater. Accommodations are made for meetings etc with the West Coast, but a lot of the VPs seem totally culturally unaware about international people in the team, and it feels like recognition and promotion often go to colleagues...

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    Advice to Management

    Amazing place to work, but better cultural awareness around the EMEA team would create a more solid team environment. European people don't usually ask a lot of questions in meeting. That's not through a lack of engagement, but because we understand presentations just fine without additional explanations. At a recent summit a C-suite leader referred to the EMEA team as the 'offshore team' - that's not how we see ourselves!

    Workday2019-06-10
  2. "#1 Great Place to Work and lives up to it!"

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    Current Employee - 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...

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    Cons

    Haven’t experienced any at this stage

    Advice to Management

    When you place culture, values and people at the core, it makes a great place to work. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Workday2019-07-17
  3. Helpful (23)

    "More hype than great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 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

    Fruits in the cafeteria. Clean and neat office space. Work life balance. IT help-desk is very helpful and efficient.

    Cons

    First of all "Great place to work" gimmick is mainly a BS. Company is not on par in terms of benefits with other large tech companies around (like Google, FB or MS). Culture and work conditions varies largely depending on the department and team you are working at. I've seen examples when the whole teams were leaving their jobs in a course of less than 1 year. It's just shows an example how extremely unhappy people can...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Align to the core values, not just claim them. 2. Look at the attrition rates across departments (it's easily measurable metric) and start investigating what is happening in departments with high attrition rate. Based on that start taking actions. Some directors and managers would have to be fired I'm sure. 3. Technology wise: get rid of Xpresso. Yes I know a lot of things dependent on it but just like it makes...

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    Workday2019-07-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Staying here for another while."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    Strong stock performance. Many opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Front-end legacy web app in GWT. People seem to have varied opinions on how they are treated. I think it depends lot on the department you are in.

    Workday2019-06-19
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Revenue Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Relaxed atmosphere Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy makes upward progress difficult

    Workday2019-06-15
  6. Helpful (16)

    "Could Be a Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuinely some amazing people Great place for graduates to get on the ladder Shares are a great investment plan Good benefits Ok Salary Internal mobility to get away from the proprietary language Agile coaches to advance teams

    Cons

    Ruinous middle management in some teams. Policy of 'owning your own career' while well intended at the top, is get out of jail free card for middle management to not do their job. While there are some amazing people, rapid growth led to the original culture becoming diluted. Poor work / life balance. Proprietary language limits external career opportunities. Incidents of bullying and bad managerial conduct are...

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    Advice to Management

    Middle management: Work hard to make your teams lives easier, don't make your team work hard to make your life easier. Be honest. Stop giving yourself excuses and be better. Senior Management: Cast a cold eye on the reality of things, take action and drop the enforced positivity policy.

    Workday2019-05-22
  7. "Great environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - QA Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary free snacks lots of training opportunities scope to change role regular team outings/bonding sessions trusting managers (they focus a lot on manager training)

    Cons

    work can get repetitive after a certain amount of time but there is always opportunities to move to different products

    Workday2019-05-22
  8. "Very happy employee"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Software Applications Development in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People come first. This is a place where you can challenge & grow your career

    Cons

    Unfortunately it's easy to just tick the boxes & collect your wage at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your staff more

    Workday2019-04-20
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Credible senior leaders, true customer focus, stock, snack programme. Supposedly the number one place to work in Ireland - I'm sure it is for many. Exciting revenue/stock growth story.

    Cons

    The employee experience is completely dependent on the team - examples of terrible middle management are increasingly and openly visible. There is a pretty solid ceiling to career progression for many teams in Dublin, and there is a lot of talk around internal mobility but I have observed managers work actively against employee movement. A lot of lip-service around employee led career experiences - for a bad manager this...

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    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk -

    Workday2019-04-09
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good (not Great) Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat the employee as best as they can, really good work-life balance, and amazing benefits!

    Cons

    Working on a proprietary technology that is technically a "mess": not easy to maintain, not easy to develop with.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to let developers improve the existing codebase!

    Workday2019-03-18
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