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What are "Workday" like to work for?

  • 23-10-2014 6:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ thedude85


    I have an interview coming up with the Workday company

    Can someone tell me what they are like to work for?

    As in benefits, career path etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    Plenty of compensation, you get share options, etc, but in return it's a massively busy environment with plenty of unpaid overtime and on-call work.

    A good place to work by all accounts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,202 ✭✭✭ Elessar


    Anywhere that emphasises "fun" when describing their workplace is one to be avoided IMO. They tend to effectively force employees to "have fun" by engaging in activities and games at a moments notice. All the while your work day grows longer because you can't get any work done. And if you don't participate you are not a "team player". Americanised sh*te.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ thedude85


    Had the telephone interview this morning, there is something different about them to the generic "Work Fun" marketing trend that IT companies are using at the moment, I'd like to hear back from them.

    I'm just graduating this year, so the main thing I am looking for is to be around people much better than me so I can learn from them. I wouldn't mind long workdays if I get more long weekends.

    Thanks for the comments


  • Registered Users Posts: 768 ✭✭✭ Uncle_moe


    My mate tells me they're decent enough to work for. They go for all that wanky american type stuff alright to make it seem like a fun place to work but despite that it is okay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ quazzy


    I have a questions for any current (or recent) workday employees

    I've heard that core hours for support roles are 9:30 --> 6pm.

    Just wondering if the hours for these support roles are fixed or flexible - can you start and finish earlier?

    Would appreciate a reply (or PM)

    Thanks,

    Q


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 Kinet1c


    Interviewed with them, told them I wasn't interested in the job. Got an email a month later stating I was unsuccessful. Incompetent HR from a HR company.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ quazzy


    quazzy wrote: »
    I have a questions for any current (or recent) workday employees

    I've heard that core hours for support roles are 9:30 --> 6pm.

    Just wondering if the hours for these support roles are fixed or flexible - can you start and finish earlier?

    Would appreciate a reply (or PM)

    Thanks,

    Q

    Just wanted to bump this and see if anyone is in the know about this topic


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,553 Tarzana2


    Elessar wrote: »
    Anywhere that emphasises "fun" when describing their workplace is one to be avoided IMO. They tend to effectively force employees to "have fun" by engaging in activities and games at a moments notice. All the while your work day grows longer because you can't get any work done. And if you don't participate you are not a "team player". Americanised sh*te.

    This is my friend in her workplace.

    Taking time out of the working day to film a chain ice bucket challenge, which has to first be coordinated. All meals available on site. Expected to regularly socialise after work with your team. She works crazy hours. And then often has to go out afterwards. As well as lots of foreign travel with work and socialising whilst abroad. It's getting to her head a bit at this stage. I think in your early-mid 20s, it'd be great craic for a while, but she's early 30s now and slightly over it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,391 Stench Blossoms


    Tarzana2 wrote: »
    This is my friend in her workplace.

    Taking time out of the working day to film a chain ice bucket challenge, which has to first be coordinated. All meals available on site. Expected to regularly socialise after work with your team. She works crazy hours. And then often has to go out afterwards. As well as lots of foreign travel with work and socialising whilst abroad. It's getting to her head a bit at this stage. I think in your early-mid 20s, it'd be great craic for a while, but she's early 30s now and slightly over it!

    :confused:

    That's not Workday, though. That's FB or Google.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,553 Tarzana2


    :confused:

    That's not Workday, though. That's FB or Google.

    I'm not saying Workday is exactly the same. It was an example, and there will likely be some similarities if the work environment has 'fun' as a a descriptor.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    quazzy wrote: »
    Just wanted to bump this and see if anyone is in the know about this topic
    Any support teams will be co-ordinating with other support teams worldwide in a follow-the-sun pattern. As such there will likely be little flexibility in the hours except maybe half an hour at either end.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,391 Stench Blossoms


    Tarzana2 wrote: »
    I'm not saying Workday is exactly the same. It was an example, and there will likely be some similarities if the work environment has 'fun' as a a descriptor.

    It's not even remotely the same.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,553 Tarzana2


    It's not even remotely the same.

    Alrighty then! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ JohnOverseas


    Tarzana2 wrote: »
    This is my friend in her workplace.

    Taking time out of the working day to film a chain ice bucket challenge, which has to first be coordinated. All meals available on site. Expected to regularly socialise after work with your team. She works crazy hours. And then often has to go out afterwards. As well as lots of foreign travel with work and socialising whilst abroad. It's getting to her head a bit at this stage. I think in your early-mid 20s, it'd be great craic for a while, but she's early 30s now and slightly over it!

    They are actually promoting an excellent work/life balance, which doesn't correspond to what I hear in this thread. I've worked in a company which has a lot of those "random" after-work events and that's very frustrating if you have family, friends or *a life* for that matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ JohnOverseas


    quazzy wrote: »
    I have a questions for any current (or recent) workday employees

    I've heard that core hours for support roles are 9:30 --> 6pm.

    Just wondering if the hours for these support roles are fixed or flexible - can you start and finish earlier?

    Would appreciate a reply (or PM)

    Thanks,

    Q

    I think those are general office working hours, which are terrible IMO. I'm also interested if there is a certain level of flexibility here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,084 ✭✭✭ veryangryman


    Bumping this - may be applying shortly. Is the previous comments apt? Does the place be that "involved" with you outside the working day?


  • Registered Users Posts: 349 ✭✭ OneLungDavy




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ quazzy


    That was core hours for the support roles at the time. 09:30 - 6pm but there was instances of ppl starting earlier and finishing earlier (some ppl in some teams) but the majority covered the core hours. Not sure how it is setup since COVID though



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