Sr. Cisco Unified Communications Engineer (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – November 11, 2018
The company as a whole is great, great mission, great ideas, great intent.
There is an issue with politics. Certain teams are getting very political and unless you are part of the "inner" circle, consider yourself an outcast. Some egos and cockyness is why I left. Fast forward a couple years later, I found that things did not change and only got worse.
Not sure whats to come, I hope it gets better. The public loves this company.
Data Engineer (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – November 1, 2018
The good part is that your internal customer will really appreciate what you do if you turn things around quickly. Also, the compensation is on the high side and the building is nice tho the parking is tight. you will have to frequently park across in the mall parking lot.
The bad part is that there are too many managers and directors and VPs who don't do a thing for you. It's not that they micromanage. They just don't care what you do as long as nothing breaks and there are no escalations.
if you see something risky or inefficient and need a process change, good luck getting any attention. They're too busy networking incestuously with each other.
The politics is above average. They do care about your performance and coding skills but you need equally strong "suck up" skills.
Do you know how to flatter the egos of mostly irrelevant managers and directors as well as you know how to code? If so you'll do fine here.
Operations Analyst Contract Administration (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – October 25, 2018
Workday was a great company, but unfortunately my Manager was a bully and I chose not to work under these conditions. I also worked on legal contracts and I could end up working 14-15 hours a day during quarter ends, but expectations were to work as much as needed on a daily basis, which probably averaged about 11 hours per day.
Quality Assurance Engineer / QA Lead (Current Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – October 10, 2018
I love working here, its great. Good compensation, great work life balance, stocks, good snacks, bagels, drinks, unlimited PTO, and career growth opportunities. On site gym and cafeteria but wish the food was free.
Senior Associate Accountant (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT 84111 – September 10, 2018
Currently the finance department is micro managed, and veers far from the standard Workday Culture. The culture found in Pleasanton (headquaters) is 180 Degrees different, and in a good way. There is favoritism, little room for change/growth, and many promotions come from outside the company.
Business Systems Analyst Intern (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – August 24, 2018
Workday is the spot to work if you are an undergrad or a new graduate. They really take care of their employees and are always willing to help others from different organizations on a variety of subjects.
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.