Workday Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 26 Sep 2019

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  1. Helpful (24)

    "Could Be a Great Place to Work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. Helpful (19)

    "Culture fading with growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Used to value work/life balance

    Cons

    Work/Life balance has been negated by growth outpacing staffing

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's a big company."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and perks available.

    Cons

    Work life balance varies significantly by org.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "It is a Great Place to Work - Not So Much if You're a Recruiter"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Pleasanton, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is truly a great place to work *with exceptions. Benefits Stock C-Level Leadership

    Cons

    The TA Team consistently exceeds its goals, quarter after quarter & year after year. The pace is daunting and more importantly, relentless - quarter after quarter & year after year. Fluidity is part of any organization, especially within an org with constant growth, however the Top of TA sets unrealistic and ever changing expectations with no regard for the how much the team has achieved. There is a line between being consistently very busy and consistently overwhelmed. As as a whole the team enjoys and even welcomes being challenged. Little regard for work life balance. If you have ever had a friend who had a parent that was never satisfied, even if your friend brought home the 1st place trophy. It is very much like that! A former manager once stated “(the leader) is looking for reasons to not pay out bonuses”. When the team smashes yearly numbers and a C-Level has to remind the SV-Level to congratulate the team, there is an issue. It is certainly not a morale booster.

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    Workday Response

    March 15, 2019Workday Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We value it and will keep this in mind. We strive to approach recruiting in a different, and innovative, way, and value our employees’ efforts to make this happen. We’re sorry to hear that you don’t feel recognized for your hard work and will work to improve this. If you feel comfortable sharing any additional feedback with us confidentially, please feel free to reach out via employee.feedback@workday.com.

  5. Helpful (13)

    "Everything is Good in General - A Couple Things That Could Use Improvement (Financials)"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance I like most of my coworkers Generally Nice/Helpful People I think generally good vibes and folks with good intentions I think we do our best to deliver good product for customers

    Cons

    As the group is growing they are adding new management layers and trying to measure our performance in various ways. Management is also always trying to "improve" things so you are constantly having to explain yourself to various people and prove yourself over and over again. Every time we get a new manager (PM, Dev or QA) they try and change what we are doing and we have to jump through hoops only for them to realize it was unnecessary and we were doing just fine the way we were. We have grown really fast in Financials Apps over the last 2+ years and I feel like some hires have been good and others have been pretty terrible. Those folks who immediately show themselves to be a bad fit are not shown the door and drag everything down. Work/Life Balance and WFH is good but some people take advantage and are going to ruin it for everyone else. Seems like management is always soliciting cross functional feedback but this leads to feeling like you are constantly being talked about behind your back. I am not the only one who feels this way. In general in my area I think the PMs have struggled to hire and adequately train folks before throwing them into the fire. It slows the team down and results in frustration.

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  6. Helpful (25)

    "Horrible work culture..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some good co-workers

    Cons

    The culture itself is horrendous. They preach a "tech" culture, and yet it couldn't be more opposite of that. If you want flexible work and time off, forget it. If you want good managers, they're rare here. You should really be looking elsewhere if you care about culture, your own happiness and work-life balance.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Seize Your Opportunities: They're Everywhere at Workday"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Support — Leadership teams are willing to share information and get you to take advantage of your core strengths. *Amazing culture — We have a lot of fun at work. It can be a challenge to maintain a close-knit, inclusive culture in a large corporate setting, but Workday achieves it. There are always opportunities for improvement, but we have the right people/teams in place to ensure we're always putting our best foot forward. *Development — Your experience at Workday is what you make of it. If you want to learn about an entirely new field, do it! We want to foster a culture of lifetime learning and having people at Workday who want that for themselves only makes us better.

    Cons

    The work/life balance can be a challenge, at times. Sure, there are days where you stay late, but it is also up to the employee to dictate their employee experience. If you need the time off, take it. The well-being of our workforce is incredibly important so look out for yourself.

  8. Helpful (49)

    "Not as advertised"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time

    Pros

    - Very talented and hard working coworkers - Free bagels, snacks and occasional after work perks with your team

    Cons

    - The culture is very toxic, very cliquey made up from former PeopleSoft employees. - Management is incompetent, they will lie to your face about "work culture" and work values and not live up to integrity that they try to sell to you on day 1. - Work/life balance? If it's with the wrong team, you should throw that out the window. There is an unspoken rule to stay as long as you can after work and work as hard as you can on weekends without "being asked to". - If you have a disagreement with management, better keep your mouth shut otherwise you will be blacklisted and blackballed for stating the obvious to make your team better. They can't take any criticism and if you manage to say something, be very wary of the rest of your career at Workday. They are bullies and will single you out at every chance they get. - The management training program definitely needs work, these managers are ruining culture not creating it. Diversity only means that you are a person of different ethnic background. Keep quiet about your hobbies, interests and side hustles, it will be used against you forever. You definitely can't be yourself.

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "A company that adapts, but must do so more quickly"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workday's culture is worthy of all the positive word-of-mouth it has received. The company is aggressively improving professional development and benefits. Examples include an all-managers retreat and internal product management conference, as well as opening an on-site gym and cafe in the past year. The business is doing very well in acquiring huge customers (Amazon, Wal-mart, Citigroup), and the stock price has gained 40% in the past year. Our product will be transformed with Prism Analytics and Cloud Platform.

    Cons

    The almost leisurely work-life balance can lead to inertia from those who take advantage of the situation. This affects our release velocity of features and products. Career progression is often determined not by your accomplishments, but by who you know and who recognizes you. Application developers face a career-limiter in our proprietary coding language. Compensation is below industry-standards, even when compared to other large B2B such as Salesforce and Microsoft.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Workday Employee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Support Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit of working with very smart people who are passionate about what they do. Good commute. Expanding company so there's some job security.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge. pay is under range. Need to move into management it appears to have a more stable career.

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