Trust, Honesty, Fun—All Part of Our Culture

Since being founded by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri in 2005, Workday has developed into a "Best Place to Work in the Bay Area" and the "#1 Top Workplace." That's right, Workday has been listed as a best midsized company to work for by both the San Francisco Business Times and the Bay Area News Group.

What is it about Workday that makes it such a desirable place to work? Employees will tell you it's both our revolutionary technology as well as our company culture. We don't define our culture by the benefits and perks we give employees, however. (Bagels, fresh fruit, coffee mugs, t-shirts—sure, we have all that.) Rather, our culture is the feeling you get when you walk through our doors, and it's all driven by our mission, our core values, and the ideas that our talented and spirited employees dream up and carry through.

We believe in:

  • A small-company feel, regardless of our size
  • An open and honest approach to business
  • A trust in each other
  • The opportunity for everyone to contribute, make decisions, and make a difference
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Embracing and driving change and innovation
  • Being humble
  • A fun day at work

A few things we don't believe in:

  • Bureaucracy
  • Top-down decision making
  • Corporate politics
  • Unnecessary organizational structure and hierarchy
  • "Kissing up" and "slapping down"
  • Boredom
  • Cutthroat, shark-like business dealings

Workday After Work

Some of the ways Workday employees like to unwind or spend time together away from their desks:

  • Quarterly company meetings
  • Local sports teams: soccer, softball, rugby, cycling, basketball
  • Bring Your Kids to Workday
  • Bring Your Dogs to Workday
  • Bike to Workday
  • Pool and ping-pong tournaments
  • Brown bag lunches
  • Toastmasters
  • Skiing, paintball, and other clubs
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Technology "Geekfests"
  • Teambuilding outings: baseball games, bocce ball, dart tournaments, ugly Christmas sweater parties, curling, go carts, "Survivor" challenges

Wrokday [rok-dey]

Then there's our band... a group of people from all walks of the company: Development, Education, Services, Product Management, and Operations. They entertain employees (and sometimes customers) at events, and for a bunch of techies, they sure know how to “wrok”!