Good culture, Proprietary language may make for lack of advancement
Associate Application Development Intern (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – May 10, 2018
I really enjoyed interning at workday. My team was collaborative and I felt like everyone was valued. We where fairly compensated, however the proprietary application development language makes it easy to feel trapped into staying in a single role and you have to work extra hard to keep skills sharp and remain versitile
Talent Business Analyst (contract) (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – April 16, 2018
Perhaps it was just the team that I worked with, but the management gave little to no guidance or feedback. Teams felt like we were siloed and didn't work well together. Cut-throat meetings. As a contract worker we were not able to participate in certain activities or events so it made for a sense of separation from the team I worked with.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – April 4, 2018
Had a great time working for Workday! It’s a great company if you drink the Kool-Aid and believe what they’re selling. For the most part, I enjoyed the challenges of my undefined position but what I mostly enjoyed was collaborating on projects with my co-workers (peers and managers). However, I disliked people in higher positions such as VPs and SVPs. Not all of them but the ones that I worked for or came in contact with were off-putting. They acted like they’re these “above everyone else” celebrities. Ugh, give me a break! That’s not leadership!
Workplace Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 26, 2018
As Workday continues to grow, it is a force to be reckoned with. I have enjoyed my 1.5 years here more than I ever thought I would fresh out of college. At Workday I have been able to work on all kinds of projects and become a voice that is heard, no matter how young or inexperienced I am. I would recommend Workday to any of my friends or family, there is a reason why it's always globally recognized as a great place to work.
Free lunches, great culture, endless snacks, wonderful coworkers, open management.
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – February 17, 2018
I did have a good experience at Workday. The Director was trying to create a PMO organization, but did not have the experience to do so. In my attempts to provide my previous experience I was repeatedly ignored. PMO organization was never established.
Senior Performance Engineer (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – February 15, 2018
Mid management is really poor, lots of inexperienced managers who love to micro-manage and stress the employees. Work pressure is too much and unnecessary at times. Advise for management, do not micro-manage and focus on innovation and problem solving.
A grind with little variance from day-to-day tasks
Corporate Sales Development (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City – January 27, 2018
The benefits and pay were good. The job role was a grind in sales as a CSD. I could not escape the sports culture in the sales department. It's all anyone ever talked about. Sports sports sports sports. Sports. More sports. Hey...sports! Didn't like the drinking culture...lots of cantinas at work. Sort of weird. "Hey have some drinks and, you know...drive home!" Not good.
Software Application Engineer (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – December 22, 2017
All using proprietary language, proprietary technologies means you will leave here with skills untransferable in the real world and a gapping hole in your resume.
FIVE plus people doing the job of 1 person is the norm, and who live off the work of the what the early real engineers built.
Senior rank staff are comprised of the same ol gang of recycled rejects bouncing from peoplesoft, orcl, sap who are just here for the perks and "prestige" of holding an inflated job title at a brand name outfit. Not a diverse team relative to others in industry. the senior "gatekeepers" pretty much have certain positions reserved for those of "their own" who are "cultural fits" if u catch my drift.
Managers here are strictly politiking paper pushers. Good luck finding any of them with the domain & technical knowledge. Frankly they don't care.
public relations, marketing, image branding
all proprietary technologies, out of touch legacy management pretending to be "Agil
Application Development Intern (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – September 21, 2017
Great place to work at, but applications development in general uses proprietary language. This creates a lack of mobility later on, as the skills learned and used here are not always transferable to another company or workplace.
IT Analyst (Intern) (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – June 14, 2017
Spent most of the day imaging laptops, or managing IT inventory Great work environment with many perks (free snack rooms and unlimited beverages) Very friendly Management Always looking for ways to move you up in the company!
Sourcing Specialist (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – May 2, 2017
I enjoyed working for Workday and all it stood for. The company in general is wonderful. My previous manager was supportive and tried to encourage growth, team was very united. Current lead not very supportive or available. Current atmosphere in HR is very stressed and secretive, everyone out for themselves not like before. The company itself is wonderful.
I are able to be as productive as possible under own dirction