Workday Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 10, 2021

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Workday Co-Founder and co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
148 Ratings
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  • "You can have great work life balance if you want(in 282 reviews)

  • "Great products with a a great culture(in 183 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Free food is not provided at Workday(in 276 reviews)

  • "Proprietary Language is not ideal if you plan on transferring jobs(in 55 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Employee focused company

      Jul 14, 2021 - Software Engineer, Distributed Systems in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance. Nice working culture.

      Cons

      Sometimes just too many meetings.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 7, 2021 - User Experience Designer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They get the work/life balance just right.

      Cons

      Projects can move slowly to see results.

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard not to be happy

      Jun 17, 2021 - Software Applications Developer III in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance, compensation and culture The cons are recognised and the company is taking steps. I've noticed them already. Everyone is very open and friendly and everyone is listened to.

      Cons

      The XO language can throw people off and is different from other languages so that anyone will take a little while to get used to it.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Friendly environment but limited opportunities

      May 26, 2021 - Product Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment, good work-life balance, good benefits.

      Cons

      Career opportunities in Dublin office are very limited if you are not Irish and friend with the local management. Equal opportunities is claimed to be a core value for this company, but almost all the management seems to be local, despite a workforce composed at least at 50% by foreigners (usually having more experience and a better University degree). In addition to this, there is an increasing friction between US and Dublin sides over power and this is affecting the working environment. It is very hard to innovate and to bring in new ideas. Some new methodology is sponsored and officially adopted, but it often result in just a rebranding of old ways to work, without really adopting the key ideas behind these new approaches (agile, scrum, okrs). After years working there I have left with good memories, but without having learned any new skill I didn’t already mastered when I joined. Technology is proprietary and very limited and makes everything more complex to design and maintain.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      What did sound promising left after time a sour taste and crushed hopes up

      Apr 29, 2021 - Support Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You feel welcomed when you join. The on-boarding is top. The canteen and snacks are nice. Work life balance is encouraged as good as it can be.

      Cons

      There is a scary trend to promote faster and in priority local employees vs EU & International in many of your departments in Dublin HQ. This goes against your core values such as diversity and integrity. If you're friend and drinking buddy with your people leader or director you're likely to have their favors. They're not able to be fairly objective on the team members they're managing. Very often groups end up split between local on side and EU/International on the other.

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      20 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work life balance

      Mar 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance overall.

      Cons

      Have not any experience any downside in working here.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place to work!

      Mar 17, 2021 - Software Development Engineer (SDE) in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Values their employees, decisions are transparent, well paid, values work-life balance

      Cons

      People sometimes are too nice!

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      poggers

      Mar 4, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work life balance and nice building

      Cons

      did not like the overall experience for workers

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Feb 10, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      excellent employee culture and work life balance

      Cons

      I can't think of any cons

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Culture

      Dec 29, 2020 - Senior Associate Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay and Benefits Good work life balance

      Cons

      Employee experience can vary a lot between teams

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