Workday Software


 

Workday is a comprehensive human resources (HR) suite that offers core HR, recruiting, talent management, learning management, compensation management, benefits administration and payroll management within a suite.

The solution features HR management which allows users to centrally manage their employee database, organizational hierarchy and employee contracts. Users can also create scorecards to track organizational performance on business goals.

Workday features mobile recruiting, which allows users to create requisitions and track applications from their mobile devices. The solution also features social media integration, which allows users to import applicant details from their social media profiles.

The compensation management function allows users to define employee packages by benchmarking against data from Workday and marketplace data. Users can also roll out employee benefits such as insurance, health plans and retirement plans using integrations with popular benefit providers.

 

Workday - Benefits administration
 
  • Workday - Benefits administration
    Benefits administration
  • Workday - Compensation management
    Compensation management
  • Workday - Recruiting
    Recruiting
  • Workday - Learning management
    Learning management
  • Workday - Mobile HR
    Mobile HR
  • Workday - Talent management
    Talent management
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Christian from Pandora
Specialty: Advertising
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great UX

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Customer Support
N/A

Interface would be easy for jut about anyone to use. Very intuitive.

Pros

The dashboard is very intuitive and easy to use. The major buttons: Pay, Time Off, Benefits, etc are well thought out and the interface is clean and beautiful.

Cons

There is not a lot of information on the benefits page, however, this might be something with my company rather than Workday.

 
 

Kelly from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Workday Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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N/A
Pros

Workday is a great tool to manage your teams day-to-day related to compensation, time off, personal information.

Cons

I have found that daily use of Workday is quiet user friendly. However, those features I don't use frequently are somewhat complicated to figure out.

 
 

Emily from Blackford Dental Management
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great option for large and small companies

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Great versatility and easy to use. Very easy to explain to employees who are. Or computer literate.

Cons

Adding dependent before going to change benefits. VERY confusing for employees. It would be a good option to add dependents in the actual life event.

 
 

ERIC from ATLASSIAN
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Love Workday!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Built in integrations, free IDE for advanced integrations, collaborative user community, twice yearly updates!

Cons

Absolutely NONE that I have found in 8 years of using this software! I have used it as a customer and a consultant.

 
 

Greg from Toyota
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

I love WorkDay!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Flexible, ease to use, always available and always up-to-day. Good integration.
I don't know have we would live without WorkDay. So awesome.

Cons

Cons are tough for me. Maybe sometimes new products are released with less functionality than we need. So we have to wait for the next version or versions.

 
 

Kerry from Confidential
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2017

March 2017

Excellent product to use for HCM, if the appropriate support model is in place for your organization.

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Inadequate training, lack of internal SME resources, and an absence of a true guided vision/direction by leadership will result in an expensive and poorly received system. As such, an organization will be reliant on implementation partners or independents as consultants, supporting or re-implementing a failed system, which will be even more expensive.

Pros

Workday is leading edge technology and highly configurable.The UI is best in class. Integrations with most 3rd party systems are easy to configure and the delivered packaged integrations are superb.

Cons

An organization needs to ensure proper internal support for the system to function smoothly. Training and user adoption/communication is also key for acceptance. An organization must have the SME talent in-house to be successful.

 
 

Chris willemssen from Nortek
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Workday review

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Used workday for benefits and exp reports. At first e p reports went slow, it I eventually got more experience and then hey went pretty quick

Pros

Portability

Cons

Lots of things to Leeann about it

 
 

David from Nortek, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Workday review

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End-user, using Workday to access employee data and upload documents. Soon to be overseeing the HRIS function responsible for management of Workday.

 
 

Adrianne from Nortek
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Recruiter

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The system is intuitive to the basic users. When our new employees are prompted to enter their information, I have not had one person who has a questions. They were able to flow through the screen easily.

Pros

The flow of the system and notifications are great.

Cons

It is sometime difficult to track approvals and if a personnel transaction happened.

 
 

Alex from Nortek Air Solutions
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Review

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Navigation as an employee - good. Easy to understand the basics (pay, taxes, etc.). Benefits enrollment challenging. Navigation from HR - reports/data can be challenging to pull what you are exactly looking for. Organizational chart is difficult for large organizational. Ease of use from management perspective can be challenging (i.e. opening/closing position).

 
 

Elizabeth from Nortek Global HVAC
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Fairly simple to use, could be better streamlined.

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Expense report features could use modification. The timeout feature is not user-friendly and causes the user to have to restart the expense report process.

The Directory could be modified for easier navigating.

Pros

Fairly easy to navigate without instructions
Overall layout is simple

Cons

Expense report feature needs modification

 
 

Alicia from Nortek Air Solutions
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Staffing Specialist Review

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Workday has been easy to learn, and easy to communicate or teach managers how it works. There are a few improvements that I would like to see happen, but it may be just because we as a company haven't customized it to match expectations yet.

Pros

Documentation of steps, up next tasks, approvals pending easily viewable and easy to find.

Cons

Identification of requisitions ID and integration with our ATS Jobvite. Not so easy to find and match to ATS.

Advice to Others

Great product to learn, easy to understand, but make sure the right teams in place to customize it for each HR team involved.

 
 

Teonna from Nortek Global HVAC
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Workday Review

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N/A
Value for Money

I utilize Workday for personal actions as well, position creations/updates, proposed new hire compensation.

Pros

I have enjoyed the system features and simplicity surrounding the software.

Cons

We need to expand the system options to accommodate additional business needs.

 
 

Beverly from Melrose Manufactured Air
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

My Workday Review

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Workday makes it easy to run reports, look up employees and essentially do my HR job.

Pros

The visibility of personal information. Click the tab....and there it is.

Cons

The process of assigning payment elections. Employees think they only have to enter their account information and many times, their direct deposit information is not there because of the missed step.

Advice to Others

Take the training classes. There are so many options and capabilities, you will want to know them all.

 
 

Lisa from Nortek
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Workday

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N/A

I like that it is configured for security and complete management of employee data and reporting. It's simple enough for employees, managers, and HR to use, yet sophisticated enough to handle the large volume of transactions/data necessary.

 
 

Dianna from Nortek
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Nortek Review

Ease-of-use

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Value for Money

I have used Workday for 3 years now and I think it is a great tool. It is user friendly and has a lot of functionality.

 
 

Traci from Nortek Global HVAC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Workday Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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Workday has all the capability needed, globally. I am only an end user currently so I do not know how easy or hard it is to configure Workday. The functionality and self service is amazing for our employees and our HR team.

 
 

Josh from Interactive Intelligence
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Overall, this is a great product.

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Value for Money

Likes Best

- Business Processes
- Step Routing
- Onboarding capabilities
- Security
- Reporting

Likes Least

- For the end user this product is very intuitive, however as an analyst I wish some things were a little bit more
- When you have a how to question, Workday support will will refer you to the Community to find an answer. Finding an answer can take awhile in the community.

Recommendations

- Think about the integrations you want, make sure you have a fully engaged IT Team.

 
 

Kyle from MXM
Specialty: Advertising

March 2016

March 2016

Good tool; just not for recruiting

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Likes Best

The user interface is simple and clean - from a non-admin/HR user perspective it's relatively easy to find/take action on things in the system. The 'Workday Community' is an interesting idea & good way for companies with various levels of experience with the product to connect on ideas/problem solve.

Likes Least

There's much to be desired from a recruiting perspective; this is NOT an ATS. Having had to build numerous custom processes for what would seem like routine/basic processes or actions within a recruiting function may cause frustration for users expecting a more robust ATS to be delivered.

Recommendations

Make sure you evaluate what your actual needs are/will be from Day 1. Many HRIS systems/packages show themselves as being able to deliver/cover all of your needs and that might not really be the case.

 
 

Vinay from NetApp
Specialty: Software / Technology

December 2015

December 2015

Workday Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A
Likes Best

Modules like Core HR, On boarding and multiple reports that gets generated very quickly.

Likes Least

Not applicable in this case. Not applicable in this case.

Recommendations

Consider points like Data Conversion from legacy system, historical data and security of the data.

 
 
 
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Rimoun from UNIVERIS
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

A powerful and game-changing HRIS system perfect for the enterprise

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Pros

We moved onto Workday when we did not have a system in place previously. So there was a lot to consider and much work that needed to be done to set up system with our historical data (this was the biggest effort). However once we were set up on Workday, life was so much simpler for our HR department. Processes were followed, employees were more informed about their vacation and benefits information and we finally build the reports we needed to support our growing company!

Cons

I think all of the effort and consultancy hours we spent on delivering workday made this a very costly implementation. The processes of inputting our historical data was a bit chaotic, however Workday was with us all along the process and made sure we had a successful implementation and launch.

Source: GetApp
 

Debra from C&S Wholesale Grocers

June 2017

June 2017

The Workday program puts all compensation benefit information at our fingertips - with online access

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Payroll, taxes, time off, personal information all in one place and easily accessed from the internet - not just at the office.

Pros

Easy to use, with multiple features in one place. Able to request time off, view payroll and tax information and many other features that were previously in multiple places with our company.

Source: Capterra
 

Jordan from InSpec Group

June 2017

June 2017

Ehhh

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Pros

The only pro I have for Workday is that it looks cute and has fun colors. I also really liked support staff who came to our office for the implementation.

Cons

Too new with the recruiting functions so it doesn't have much to offer. If you make a mistake you have to redo all of your job postings. The should model Salesforce if they want people to like their product.

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Timken Corp

April 2017

April 2017

Nice performance software

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I've used Workday Performance Management with 2 different Fortune 500 companies. The fact that 2 different Fortune 500 companies use this tells you it should be pretty good, and I'd agree. The workflow, objectives, and system all seem to go well - it is very user friendly and intuitive. One of the drawbacks that I can think of is that I've had to come up with ways to better capture my updates by time period and milestone - it would be nice if the milestones would have their own section for updates or that each time updates are made it would add the date or time period that it was entered in. I like how the flow is communicated and that the documentation stays in the system so the progress can be tracked.

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive, good workflow, easy to understand. Can make things public or private; can cascade goals. Lots of user options.

Cons

Tracking can get hard - it is not clear always which milestones are being updated or how the progress was made over time.

Source: Capterra
 

Hemant from Ciena Corp

April 2017

April 2017

Easy to check all payroll details

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I can see the complete history of my payroll. I can check total compensation bonus history and complete detail of each component.

Source: Capterra
 

Paul from SOTI Inc

April 2017

April 2017

Great for use on mobile devices and complex operations

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My company used Workday to replace all of their old systems. Payroll and expenses and more. It has never been easier to modify them on the road with a mobile app. Thumbs up.

Source: Capterra
 

Peter from Bank Vontobel AG
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Real SaaS Application as well for IT Operations

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Migration to the new platform was well prepared by Workday standards. Review by Workday of the work of implementation Partner was helpfull.
Enabling Business to configure Business Processes works

Pros

Functionality is good. Bugs get communicated and fixed fast. Issues in Production get as well proactively communicated.
Many things are implemented you rarely see in other applications - it is SaaS ready.

Cons

reporting is good - but you have to know a lot to use the correct objects.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Advisory Board Company

March 2017

March 2017

Workday Review

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Great service and great tool. Takes too long to sign in. I'd prefer to have access to the files much quicker. Very difficult to find and access any other documents that are uploaded to the system.

Pros

Great centrally located information for HCM

Cons

slow to access uploaded documents

Source: Capterra
 

Cynthia from AIG
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2017

February 2017

Workday Perf Mgmt is user friendly and effective

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Workday is used as our company's tool for performance management as well as compensation. It's extremely easy to use and very user-friendly. Anything you're looking for can be accessed within 2-4 clicks and the page is never crowded with too much information. In 2015, our company moved to Workday to house employee performance goals and reviews. This tool has the option to conduct reviews of direct reports and also has the ability to collect reviews from direct reports about their direct managers. There's an awesome audit trail as well as approval process. All changes are tracked and it's good that this tool allows the option for dual acknowledgement of year-end reviews (from the employee and their direct manager). Would highly recommend for companies of all sizes.

Pros

user-friendly and easy to use

Cons

N/A

Source: Capterra
 

Santosh from Costar

February 2017

February 2017

God awful software, want to lower moral and make recruiters life hell? Implement this

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This software flat out stinks. It's cumbersome, too many buttons and many of them lead you astray to a place you do not want to go, reporting is terrible, and the worst part is the offer stage is the hardest thing, it's like threading a needle multiple times. As a recruiter for ten years the last thing you want to struggle on is getting an offer letter to a candidate, you work hard enough just to get them there and now you have to deal with software issues? I had to ask several candidates to reapply after getting the offer cause they have all these ass backwards rules. Trust me I've implemented and worked on better ones ten years ago than this one.

Stay far away from this software, one of the three reasons why I quit a place I worked at was because of this software. It's a big fat complicated beast that spoils recruiting. It's not hard to find something better, there are hundreds just pick anyone than this.

Source: Capterra
 

Seamus from Salesforce

February 2017

February 2017

Sets a great standard

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Realistically, as a user of this, workday is clean and very intuitive and offers me an easy to navigate UI which is exactly what users of any HR software need today - quick and easy

Source: Capterra
 

Lorena from LiveRamp

February 2017

February 2017

Workday Recruiting is basically the worst

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The user experience is amongst the worst I've seen for ATS'. The tool is definitely not intuitive and it is not easy to manipulate unless you have a team dedicated to it.

Source: Capterra
 

Diane from Comverge, Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Workday is only good if you have an HRIT team

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Workday is a big system and not for a small Company. They are also expensive and use a ticketing customer service model so you can't just pick up the phone and call when you have an issue. Once you do put in a ticket it is a 24-72 hour turnaround before they even call back. They also charge by the hour for the service. If you want to make any changes to it, you have to be able to code at a certain level and then again, they charge you for everything. Including setting up Open Enrollment for Benefits to setting up Performance Management.

Pros

Once it is up and running it is sophisticated.

Cons

Too expensive for smaller company and too difficult to understand at first.

Advice to Others

Make sure to really inquire about the total cost of the product from implementation to customer service.

Source: Capterra
 

Tina from Mohawk industries

December 2016

December 2016

Workday benefits

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Very useful software in the carpet manufacturing. Easy to Keep up with benefits and keep up with vacation days

Source: Capterra
 

Naveen from IBM
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

Workday Benefits - Review

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Workday as a cloud solution was good. I work on SAP mostly, but when I talked to couple of HCM consultants, they said the flexibility to do customization is really NOT a lot. For ex: SAP would be more flexible for customization.

Pros

Ease of Use
Less time to see ROI

Cons

Not flexible for customization

Advice to Others

None at this point. I have to use the software more to make any recommendations.

Source: Capterra
 

Mallory from Experient

December 2016

December 2016

Workday Compensation

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As an employee, I like how accessible my compensation information is. It is also very easy to read, with details presently clearly and nicely.

Source: Capterra
 

himanshu from Indeed

December 2016

December 2016

Workday - Tool for ease management

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We just shifted from another HCM tool. This tool provides greater flexibility as compared to other tool. Navigations are very easy. One of the best HCM tool I used

Source: Capterra
 

Lis from MDT

December 2016

December 2016

Best HR portal I've seen

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I really like how workday looks and feels. It's easy to use and visually pleasing compared to other benefit/performance portals.

Source: Capterra
 

Kelvin from Salesforce

December 2016

December 2016

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My experience with Workday Payroll is as an employee and not HR. As an employee entering time sheets is really easy and convenient. Options for quick adds really make it easy to fill out the whole week with the same time. The only confusing bit would be submitting time sheets when you have a vacation and holiday planned.

Source: Capterra
 

Somer from Issuer Direct Corporation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Workday makes performance management easy

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I used workday within the retail world where time is limited and everything that is not documented can come back to haunt a Manager months later. Workday helps ensure that everything is not only documented, but easy organized, accessible and up to date. I would recommend this to any beginners with help easing into Performance Management systems.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Notifications could be better

Advice to Others

Helpful when training beginners on how to implement Performance Management into their routine.

Source: Capterra