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Workday Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri
Aneel Bhusri
64 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 hierarchal place I've ever worked - managers and directors are amazing and usually great craic. They make a real effort at diversity and inclusion, and there are always tonnes of charity events and programmes to help the local community. There's a lot of fun in the office, with lots of opportunities to make friends by joining book clubs, running clubs etc. Workday is killing it this year - #1 Best Place to Work in Ireland, #3 in Europe, winner of Best Graduate Employer in Ireland.

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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 based in the HQ in California rather than in EMEA.

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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!

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    Workday2019-06-10
  2. 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
  3. Helpful (21)

    "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 not dealt with.

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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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. Helpful (21)

    "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 is a dream to opt out of the conversation entirely: "it's your career!". CEO and site leaders genuinely seem to care but certain managers continue to fly under the radar.

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    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk -

    Workday2019-04-09
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (23)

    "Beware the hype"

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

    I have been working at Workday full-time for 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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Workday2019-02-01
  10. "They care!"

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

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

    Pros

    There 4 years The company crazy growth in Ireland has only brought more benefits and dedication to culture and employees. Pushing on candidate experience and diversity, but not in a tick the box way- more like: let's make it even better because cause we're proud of the company. The interns get a full program with a dedicated team in charge, and are hired after graduation. Grads have career dev program.... Experienced employee get other dedicated upskilling training. Overall still in after 4years.

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    Cons

    Should push disability diversity efforts further

    Advice to Management

    Continue caring - continue hiring people who do

    Workday2019-03-03
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