I've worked for other software giants, and no one compares to Workday! Their comp and onboarding for sales rep is like nothing I've ever seen. The benefits dept is also making huge strides in the family leave policy for 2017. Can't say enough great things about Workday!!
Software Application Engineer (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – February 21, 2017
Great company with amazing workplace culture, great work/life balance and very enjoyable. Most of the people are willing to drop whatever it is that they're doing and to turn around and help you out when you're facing difficulties.
Manager (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – July 13, 2016
Hiring spree has resulted in the standards falling especially for the way middle level managers have been hired. Many of the junior level managers to mid-level managers do not deserve to be managers in the company. This is fast becoming another Oracle.
Product Management (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – January 20, 2016
I was recruited by Workday and ended up relocating to Pleasanton from the east coast. I had hoped Workday a place where i could stay for quite a while but ultimately this was not a good fit for me. As an SME with over 20 years experience in my industry I was very anxious to develop and delivery best of breed functionality into my product area. Although the developers, qa and documentation people were great, I found to be the middle and upper management inflexible and stuck in their old "ERP" ways given most or previous Peoplesoft or Oracle employees. If you have background from a best of breed solution and want to work for Workday make sure you get a demo of the product before accepting a position at Workday.
Use of Agile development methodology, DEV/QA team members
Account Executive Large Enterprise (Former Employee) – Atlanta – October 13, 2015
Working at Workday was complete go to market strategy for a subsection of prospects. This required multiple marketing strategies and specific communication cadences to help deliver the Workday message.
Great Product; Terrible Leadership in WD Education & Knowledge Management
Workday HCM Instructor (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – March 8, 2015
On-boarding is the “mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members”
Helps your "new hires" make the transition to becoming: • productive • well-adjusted • and a happy contributing members of your company/team
Post (Corporate) "lift off orientation on-boarding" ranked low on the list of hiring priorities – poorly designed and even more poorly executed if there was one in place.
No on-boarding at multiple organizational levels post (Corporate) "lift off orientation" – spent a great deal of time operating blind.
• On-boarding at "Location Level" was nonexistent. i.e., Next steps? Working From Home? Go to Local Office? Contact Info? Office supplies?
• On-boarding at "Departmental Level" was sporadic at best. Very California "centric".
• On-boarding at "Team/Job Level" – No real interaction or introductions if you were not in the California offices. No ‘Go-to Person’ as a contact/mentor. Experienced very little peer/colleague camaraderie. "everyone out for themselves" or "got my own problems" or "no time".
• On-boarding at "Individual Level" was nonexistent. Travel Policy? Expenses? Emergency Contact List? Appropriate Contact Protocol? Department Manager failed to make expectations clear. - how would individual performance be assessed? - bonus and promotion criteria/opportunities? - clear and written “objectives” that stated accountable and measurable ROI were non-existent. - generalized discussions on “time to productivity” was all over the map depending on conversationmore... and WHO you were speaking with. - never presented with documentation as reference, guidance, expectations or accountability.
workday is built for technology of the 21st century, definitely recommend Workday HCM products, definitely on the right technology platform and headed in the right direction, intuitive, easy to navigate, multiple paths of navigation, Object/Action oriented approach gives another dimension to personnel data management, not an antiquated relational database
very disappointing experience, a lot of emphasis goes into the nurturing of the Grad Programs/Millennials, never at any given time felt the “employee friendly” environment that is boasted, definitely NOT the same (or better) "employee friendly" family from the old PEOPLESOFT days
Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, Ca – February 12, 2014
If you didn't work around the clock. You didn't get respect. New management that has been coming in has no respect. The culture was dead when I got terminated. However people acted as if nothing had changed. New management loved people who made spread sheets, but didn't care or turned a blind eye to those who really did work.
I was terminated for being late when I was never given a warning. And in-fact some of the late was work related from being on call. I got sick of trying to make my manager happy when he was doing noting but lieing to me, so I accepted the termination with little resistance.
Don't get me wrong. There is some good things still at workday. But don't expect the great place to work as solid gold. Managers ask you to lie to please CEO and management on the public best place to work surveys. I always told the truth. It was a good place for me, till about a year ago.
Facility Coordinator (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – November 18, 2013
Typical day read all emails and handle all priorities. Daily check of all kitchens and copy areas. Handle all service request and complete in a timely manner. I have learned how to time manage my workload and prioritize. I really liked my job there was no negative as far as workday. The toughest part of my job was my manager. I truly believe that upper management should not hiring family members within the same department.
Recruiter (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 26, 2013
Here is a CEO that is a billionaire and starts another technology company because he does it for the love and his "passion" for technology! I call him the "Picasso" of technology and the culture here is reflective of his love to this work. How many leaders can you say that about?
Playing catch up to new technology without a clue how to do it.
Product designer (Former Employee) – San Francisco – November 30, 2012
Big ideas but no knowledge how to achieve them. Management is dated and clueless how to update their aging software. Want innovation but have no experience on the process to create innovative products. Be prepared to be blamed for their lack of knowledge. Have your resume ready for your next job interview.
Mobile SQA Lead (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – August 15, 2012
Great top management, and bottom hard working level engineers. The middle management are full of politic. It has turn the company into political power house. The company double and nearly triple in size in less than a year and half, and created huge gap and confusion from top to bottom.
Everyone is EXTREMELY Busy but with smile on their face
Operations Analysis (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – April 23, 2012
Great place to work but be ready to work more hours than there are in a day. Co-workers and management are all of high-caliber Make sure to get as much feedback from management Know who you have to impress Fun and Fast moving environment with great leadershio Just know that yours and anyone's job is on the line everyday