At Workday, Inc., 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1494 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.82. It was published on Sep 11, 2017. 49541 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

We asked Workday, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Pleasanton, California, 94588 Major Locations: Boulder, Colorado, 80301; Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111; San Francisco, California, 94105; Chicago, Illinois, 60604; New York City, New York, 10118; Atlanta, Georgia, 30346; Dallas, Texas, 75034; Boston, Massachusetts, 02110
US Employees: 5,473 Worldwide Revenues: $1,570 million
Employees Worldwide: 7,060 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: WDAY Founded: 2005

Workday, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2018 (ranked 24)

Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2018 (ranked 4)

Best Workplaces for Technology 2018 (ranked 2)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2018 (ranked 4)

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (ranked 7)

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 13)

Workday Hackathon

Perks and Programs

We asked Workday, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Bring Your ... to Workday: Whether it's Bring Your Kids, Teens, Parents, or Dogs to Workday, we love to share Workday’s culture with those who mean the most to Workday employees – their families. We create new experiences every year where participants can learn more about Workday while living our core values ... especially having fun! Our parent event, Bring Your Parents to Workday, is hosted exclusively by executive leadership who lead sessions that dive into our business while thanking parents for having terrific offspring.
  • Join the Club: Clubs are a great way to get to know fellow employees who share the same interests. Like cheese? We have a club for that. Video games? Yeah, we have clubs around those, too. There’s a club for everyone, and if there isn’t, Workday employees are encouraged to start their own. We have more than 80 funded clubs and counting. And to showcase clubs, we host tournaments for players to show off their skills.
  • At Your Service: Booking any of our numerous onsite services is easy with our web-based work-life balance platform. Services such as car washes, mobile fueling, oil changes, bicycle repair, phone and tablet replacement, facials, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, teeth whitening, and more are all available in just a few clicks while you’re at work. As an added bonus, we even offer a concierge service to help schedule appointments, run errands, go shopping, and more. And for our furry friends, we have fresh dog food deliveries as well as dog walking services.
  • Lifestyle Perks & Benefits: Sure, we offer a number of awesome benefits—such as unlimited time off, discounted backup child and elder care, dozens of onsite amenities, subsidized ride sharing, and more—to make our employees' lives easier, but we recognize that life is more than what happens at work. We participate in a student loan refinancing program that offers a $300 bonus for Workday employees and their family members who refinance their student loan. We offer a discount program for home buyers who dream of a place to call their own. We subsidize up to $150 for shelter pet adoptions. Learn the language of your choice for free through Rosetta Stone. Just like life, our list of benefits goes on!
  • We Live for Fun: At Workday, fun flows from office to office, building to building, and cube to cube. We’ve found that organic, grassroots initiatives can grow into massive (and massively loved) programs such as Worktoberfest, our annual Oktoberfest celebration, and other events. We incorporate fun into every aspect of our business—from your first day of work to company meetings where our executives dress up as one of our core values or their favorite Star Wars character. We also have fun with food by celebrating foodie days like Donut Day, with yep, thousands of donuts, National Ice Cream month with a new variety of ice cream every week, Valentine’s Day with candygrams, and Pi Day that brings a whole new meaning to 3.14.
  • Thank You: At Workday, we remain committed to thanking in ways big and small, public and private, materially and simply. At the beginning of each fiscal year, our leadership team sets three overarching goals related to sales, customer satisfaction, and innovation. If we achieve those goals, Workday employees are rewarded with Performance Share Units (PSUs), a type of company stock share. We celebrate individual achievements with the Outstanding Contributor Award, Workday Innovation Award, and Patent Award. In addition, every Workday employee receives a grant of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) as thanks for helping further our success. Many of our leaders also have department-specific recognition programs. Workday employees can even praise each other using Anytime Feedback, complete with virtual badges inside our Workday software. Everyone has a chance for special recognition.
  • Sharpen Your Saw: Workday is a place where our employees can continually learn and grow, and they are given the opportunity to build career experiences and capabilities. We offer agile and flexible paths. We make an effort to curate the experiences they seek. Using the Career Opportunity Graph in our Workday Human Capital Management application, Workday employees can explore where others in their position have moved within the company. Using Workday Learning, an application that offers a personalized, meaningful learning experience, employees can tap into development resources to build the skills they need for the position they’re seeking.
  • Wellbeing@Workday: At Workday, we understand that there are many aspects to our employees' health and wellbeing, which is why we have Wellbeing@Workday. This function focuses on movement, health, nutrition, and happiness through unlimited time off, discounted gym memberships, an onsite fitness center, and much more. We offer an array of benefits including workout classes, massage appointments, mindfulness courses, meditation rooms, healthy breakfasts and snacks, treadmill desks and sit-stand desks, and a monthly stipend and financial incentives towards wellness programs. Workday employees can take an assessment that helps them set personalized health and wellbeing goals and tracking progress across a variety of areas. The program even includes company-wide contests for a little "healthy" competition!
  • Belonging & Diversity: We want our employees to feel welcomed, respected, and valued regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, role, geography, education, or background. We support networking opportunities and mentoring programs to help everyone achieve their best. Our Employee Belonging Councils include Women@Workday, which inspires and supports women in professional roles; Workday Pride, which promotes respect, tolerance, and education regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; The Talented Tenth, which inspires African-American communities about careers in software technology; Veterans at Workday, which supports veterans at Workday and in our communities; the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Council, which aims to introduce employees to a variety of API leaders and encourage open discussions about diversity; and LatinX, whose goal is to provide belonging and professional development opportunities for our Latin community.
  • Making a Global Impact: Through the Workday Giving & Doing program, Workday contributes individual and team grants for volunteer hours, and it matches gifts of up to $1,000 per employee per year. Our Team Grant program encourages managers to take their team members out for bonding while making an impact in the community. Our unlimited paid time-off policy makes it easier to volunteer at convenient times. Through our Sustainability program, Workday has achieved 100 percent Green Power Purchaser status, pledged our commitment to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, and announced our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2021. Additionally, our employees support special days including Earth Day and World Oceans Day, and they participate in events like a team bike challenge to reduce our carbon footprint.


$3000 Average salary match company contributes to 401(k)/403b per employee97% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for employee only coverage across all plans)
89% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for dependents across all medical plans) 97% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Grace Hopper


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


100 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 100 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
100 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
100 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*100 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
100 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$3,424,426 Philanthropic donations in last year $821,680 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Sr Sustainability Manager Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Director of Belonging & Diversity is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 100 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Bring your Dog to Workday


Workday Racquetball Champion

How to Get Hired

We asked Workday, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

People who thrive at Workday are team-oriented, driven by customer success, fun, adventurous, and passionate about changing the way people work through innovative technology. We have a special culture where you are trusted and empowered to do your best work. If you excel at being proactive in an unstructured and ever-changing environment, then Workday is the place for you.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We want to hire top talent that have both the ability and motivation to help fuel Workday’s rapid growth as a market leader in the finance and HR cloud space. We specifically look for smart, fun people who are: • effective collaborators who are more focused on the “we” than the “me” • strong communicators that are articulate and honest • self-starters who want to make an impact • innovative problem solvers • highly adaptable because Workday is a fast-paced environment We also look for people who are eager to learn our product and stay on top of the latest company news and industry headlines.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Given Workday’s growth, we are always hiring for a variety of positions around the globe. We are specifically looking for: engineers to support the Workday Cloud Platform, our Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering • infrastructure engineers to support our latest Fortune 500 customers such as Walmart and Amazon • platform, UX, UI engineers, and product managers to help build a world-class cloud-based analytics platform critical to Workday’s growth path • consultants and software engineers in Boulder developing Worksheets, a cloud-based, collaborative spreadsheet built directly into the core of Workday’s technology platform • pre-sales services consultants and account executives to effectively position Workday as a viable cloud partner and better alternative to legacy ERP solutions • the brightest college students and graduates to join our expanding Generation Workday program, uniquely designed to nurture, develop, and challenge future leaders.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Please visit to learn more about our award-winning culture and to apply for your next career opportunity. If you know someone at Workday, we encourage you to reach out to them on LinkedIn because we have a robust employee referral program. Finally, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to receive the latest news about Workday, recognized by Gartner as a leader with one of the most innovative products in the finance and HR cloud space.

hiring Outlook

2,100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 20% Job Growth
72 Average applicants per opening 122,126 Total job applicants
39% New hires by employee referrals 17% Openings filled by current employees
243 Recent graduates hired 14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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