Workday Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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Workday CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
75 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture of caring management(in 125 reviews)

  • "It's a great company with great employees that is on a track to success(in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Cracking place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture, the people, the culture and the work. Genuinly lives up to its name as one of the best places to work in Ireland

    Cons

    Very hard to find a negative to be fair.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good, But XpressO holds you back"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good Culture - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Poor Middle Management in FIN areas - No Internal Promotions

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  3. "Exceeded my expectations"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Talented, international teams (Dublin office was split about 50:50 nationals/non-nationals when I was there) - The product is impressive, its also built in a way that is scalable so you avoid double work/things breaking etc.. - The package is great - compensation, RSUs, health insurance (dentists come on site) , office is on a luas line and inbetween Dublins 2 train stations, gym next to the office, nice canteen with free breakfast, snacks and drinks - Top quality hardware and software available to you - Internal trainers who run courses/workshops regularly, some you do as a team (the agile workshop) but you're free to sign up for anything you have an interest in really, and you get to meet people in other departments during these and find out more about what other teams do and how they operate - Possibility to change teams/roles/locations usually seems possible, as long as you give them enough notice they will try facilitate it for you - Teams are allowed experiment with what works best for them and everyones input seems valued e.g. if you want to use scrum/kanban, how you want to handle tech debt - Work/Life balance is exceptional (might not be as good if you work directly with clients as most of them are in US timezones, but if you have evening calls you can start later etc..)

    Cons

    - Since they use their own language, it can be frustrating at the start for more senior developers. After going through 5 weeks of bootcamp learning the language it can take a while to adapt before they feel theyre contributing the same way they were in a previous company. Not really a problem if you're in it for the long-term though. - On the flip side, it might be easier for a graduate or junior developer to pick up the language but if you plan on leaving and all/most of your experience is in Xpresso you might have less options (there are dev teams in workday who dont use xpresso, but these positions are obviously limited) - You work on 2 projects a year for the bi-annual releases, which can get a bit boring if your team is working in isolation on your project. Would be cool to set up additional smaller projects where you work with people from other teams one day a week on MVPing innovative ideas or something similar, but obviously product takes priority so not sure how feasible this could be

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  4. Helpful (21)

    "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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  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • 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

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • 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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  7. 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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  8. "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

  9. "Amazing company to invest one's career"

    5.0
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    • 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

  10. Helpful (10)

    "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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