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An HCM system that adapts to what comes next.

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Workday HCM Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

1.3K

Total features

138

27 categories

Workday HCM features

"What If" Scenarios
360 Degree Feedback
401(k) Tracking
ACA Reporting
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking

Common features of Human Resources software

360 Degree Feedback
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Benefits Management
Calendar Management

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Total Features

138

Unique features

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  • Market Data Analysis

  • HR Management

  • Careers Page

Functionality

4.8

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4.5K

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Total Features

69

Features in Common

32

Unique features

  • Real-Time Analytics

  • Gamification

  • Real-Time Monitoring

  • Summary Reports

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4.6

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Total Features

53

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21

Unique features

  • Template Management

  • Surveys & Feedback

  • Nominations

  • Rewards Points

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Kelly S.

Restaurants, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Workday helps our company recover payroll benefits

Reviewed a year ago

We are currently implementing Workday HCM across the organization for onboarding, benefits, staffing, time monitoring and absence management. We will be enabling the administrator self-management feature shortly. We will appreciate the ease of navigation and module features we started with Workday. I have previously used three workforce management systems - PeopleSoft, UltiPro and ADP. I consider Workday...

Pros

Our first experience was open enrollment last year. Those who tried it, stated that it was very simple and easy to use, Workday's interface. Accountability and visibility for absence monitoring. Managers have the ability to look at each team member's time off, as well as each team member's balance. Our company encourages employees to control their personal information and gives them the ability to set up and assign by pay type their direct deposit, federal and state withholding. In addition, everyone has a different perspective on their payroll, focusing primarily on salaries.

Cons

Out of the room, we didn't know what we didn't know. It took about 4 months to work out some of the personality issues and link the pieces together. Know how business processes affect each component individually. Some components are very finicky. In order for the system to work properly, there needs to be someone who is the in-house maintenance and troubleshooting specialist.

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Sarah H.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Increase HR and payroll compliance and daily efficiency

Reviewed 7 months ago

Post-sandbox testing, Workday can update and release software. This sandbox environment allows me to try things out, observe what happens, and then fine-tune my procedures. Many issues are resolved because to Workday's ability to notify workers of pending tasks and make information about those tasks readily available to them.

Pros

If you're familiar with the system and its customizations, you should be able to accomplish just about anything using Workday. I really like how workday can be used to both investigate past company procedures and improve current ones. After years of using ADP, I have concluded that Workday is the superior HR software.

Cons

In my opinion, the time it takes to find and interview potential candidates is too long. While Workday's learning resources are excellent, I do wish they provided more configuration-specific instruction.

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Rick T.

Oil & Energy, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Workday is good for Tracking Employee Time, Time-off Requests, Goals, & Achievements, and Training.

Reviewed 20 days ago
Pros

Easy of use to enter information into. I like how it links to Outlook also.

Cons

I'm not sure. I haven't used a lot of it's features yet.

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Kay C.

Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Workday Recruiting - You'll set back your recruiting function years behind

Reviewed 7 years ago

integration w/ Workday HR - not enough benefit to outweigh the functional negatives

Pros

Graphical Interface - cool graphics is the only positive Yes it integrates candidate data with HR (if you have Workday HR) but that benefit isn't worth the flaws

Cons

Workflow is too restrictive - nice in theory but you have to go back to you in-box to move the candidate to the next step Offers take forever and if you make a mistake you have to resend to leader for approval Everything is effective dated - if you have a recruiter who started after a req is opened they can't take action on a candidate who applied before that date (terrible for vacation coverage/new...

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Ronnie T.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Make your workday, workweek, and work year easier

Reviewed 3 months ago

We tried for years to handle payroll on our own. We were lucky that we did not make any grievous mistakes during that time. Once we realized just how little we did know about payroll and tax compliance, we were terrified that we could be doing something that would jeopardize our non-profit status. We initially considered bringing on a new staff member to do nothing but payroll. When we realized just how expensive this addition would be, we opted to look for software options. Workday has checked every box we needed.

Pros

We are a non-profit organization. Our entire business model is based on supplementing the very low fees we charge our clients with donations from generous individuals and companies. These donations are contingent upon us maintaining compliance as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. There are simply too many regulations and annual changes to payroll statutes for any of our current staff to keep abreast of, and hiring a staff member with the necessary knowledge and skillset is cost-prohibitive. Workday, in essence, gives us that new staff member. For significantly less than an employee would cost, we are able to operate with full confidence that all of our needs are being met.

Cons

The initial implementation was fairly intensive. However, once we completed that phase, we have had no complaints about the time or effort involved in using Workday.

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Alfio P.

Hospital & Health Care, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Workday HCM Has Brilliant Features

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

I like the simplicity and ease of use of Workday HCM. Workday HCM has been a great payroll management solution.

Cons

For proper human capital management, Workday HCM is the best tool. No dislikes.

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Rajiv S.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workday Review from an employee perspective

Reviewed 2 months ago

The price-to-return on investment ratio is quite good and the features are ever-evolving

Pros

The things that I like about workday are the feature-rich dashboard and an integrated platform that provides management of applications, posting of jobs, and workforce management including payroll and leaves.

Cons

Initial learning curve can be made simpler for non-power users

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Victor M.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Workday Portal

Reviewed 19 days ago

Amazing. It is highly recommended from the Employer and Employee side.

Pros

Fantastic features which are very easy to use. Dashboard is great. Very user friendly.

Cons

Not applicable. I have not found any negative features which gave me a bad experience.

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Kendall D.

Hospitality, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Using Workday streamlines organizational tasks

Reviewed a year ago

When it comes to human capital management, Workday HCM is hard to beat. It's easy to learn, has a wide range of useful features, and won't break the bank. You may get information on employees, recruits, payroll, and more with the use of this platform.

Pros

Many businesses struggle with adaptability, but Workday distinguishes out thanks to its intuitive design. In comparison to the MIS we used before, I found it to be pretty engaging. In my perspective, Workday can be integrated with a wide range of third-party programs. The internal hiring process is also simplified.

Cons

Workflow integration severely restricts its flexibility in terms of making global adjustments or edits. It's hard to navigate because items are split and there are too many action item tabs. It is challenging to acquire or develop individualized reports.

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Hussein D.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Secret experts use to save time for away from job activities.

Reviewed 9 months ago

I am happy. I can concentrate on my life away from official job while Workday HCM gets the job done with high level of dependability.

Pros

I decided to keep Workday HCM for several reasons. First, I wanted to go smart with technological payroll handling, processing, audits and flexibility over workday payroll. Second, I wanted a software with more robust approach to job and the goals I have. It has driven my ambitions positively towards achieving them.Third, I wanted a balance between work and my personal life. I can now concentrate more on matters away from official job.

Cons

Pleasure to comment that I have none. Nothing in the features I like least. I find everything helpful and up to standards.

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Anthony O.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Workday Review

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

It is user friendly . The interface is clean and straight forward.

Cons

It was different than Peoplesoft. it took some time getting used to but then it was fine.

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Morgan W.

Human Resources, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Workday for Recruitment

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall the experience has been ok, but if you are looking for a true ATS this is not the answer unless you make some serious tweaks to the setup.

Pros

Ability to use as ATS as well as HR database and tie candidates to employee once hired and onboarded.

Cons

Inability to see candidates on Requisitions that are assigned to other recruiters / users within Workday.

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Lauren H.

Mining & Metals, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Workday - Powerful but Complicated (The Double-Edged Sword)

Reviewed a year ago

The best thing about Workday is its ability to work across countries and functions with immense power and customizability, while maintaining a workforce database and recruiting functions that are critical to a complex and ever-shifting employee base.

Pros

Workday is a powerful platform that seems able to do it all from an HR standpoint...and if it can't do it, the open API allows for seemingly-endless integration with platforms like LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, eVerify, and more.It's an excellent employee database and application tracking system, and once you understand the platform's organization and process, it's a powerful tool that can replace countless programs within an organization.

Cons

There is absolutely nothing intuitive about the program. Our organization is admittedly large and complex enough to further complicate the system, but the learning curve is so steep that we have to constantly create and update a Workday Wiki, and create a series of training videos to help staff learn their specific tasks.Part of that is due to the extreme customizability of the platform, which is a double-edged sword.We have an entire IT team whose sole purpose is to program, troubleshoot, and fix Workday issues. My role often requires me to support HR generalists and Managers in their use of the platform, and report the almost-weekly issues that arise from back-end changes.

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Sarah D.

Financial Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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End user - Used for Time-sheets, Payslips, && Time off requests

Reviewed 5 years ago

This application has so much potential. The opening page of it is so user friendly. After that though everything gets so confusing. There are so many different windows that open and the site is really difficult to navigate. Half the time I want to find information, I get lost trying to find it and completely forget what I was looking for in the first place. Hopefully as time progresses they will find ways to integrate more user-friendly methods to use the information.

Pros

- Pretty UI - Convenient that all these things (Time-sheets, payslips, && Time off) are in the same place - Has tremendous potential

Cons

- Haven't found a way to contact the company to suggest improvements - After you submit a time-off request, no easy way to undo it. - After you have removed a time-off request, looking at PTO requests you see ALL of the actions you took (request time, remove time off request) && it isn't just for one day EX) A normal workday is split into two sections (before && after lunch). So 4 in total if you...

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Vatan Y.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Workday Lifts your HR process

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been great

Pros

Almost everything. time tracking, recruitment, employee onboarding, alerts, approvals, etc

Cons

Can customise and improve the Q&A forms. Provide more flexibility

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Soumi G.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Review for Workday

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am using Workday regularly for applying leaves, tracking them, viewing my salary slip, tracking change in compensation, providing IT declaration, updating shift and stand by hours. Also, I have used Workday for requesting various letters from my organization automatically like experience letter, compensation letter, etc. The mail notification feature of workday enables me to receive notification whenever there is an update to my compensation or change in my role or on promotion.

Pros

Workday is a centralized workforce management tool that is used in my organization. In Workday, all the important day to activities of an employee can be performed like applying for leaves, getting them approved by manager, viewing and downloading salary slips, providing IT declaration, providing beneficiary info, address info, education info and many more. Various important letters like Offer letter, experience letter, etc can also be directly requested using Workday. It is a cloud based tool and can be accessed from anywhere.

Cons

It is an expensive tool that can only be used by big enterprises. Also, the workday UI can be confusing for new users who will find it difficult to navigate and find the required sections in workday.

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Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Money pit - a software company that charges you for regular updates to their software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Everything you do with Workday costs money. Forget the annual licence cost, that's only part of it - every time you send an email or phone support you are on the clock. Twice a year when the software gets updated you are required to pay consulting fees to Workday or one of their service partners to test that the update actually works at your end. Most new features and enhancements are not provided...

Pros

The workflows are really good, particularly for recruitment and performance management

Cons

The interface is unusual from a UX perspective, and everything is very rigid. Workday offers little flexibility or user customisation, unless you are happy to spend a fortune with one of their service partners. Their expensive user training courses are absolutely appalling for adult learners - 4 days in a classroom flicking through a 500 page bound workbook, anyone?

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Ben J.

1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Difficult to learn without paying for courses but still a solid option

Reviewed 7 years ago

I have only been using Workday for a few months. After taking all of the integration courses and starting to build integrations I am reasonably comfortable with the back end but no front end knowledge which is required to test at least the inbound integrations. Be prepared to spend days researching certain topics before coming up with answers. I recommend hiring a consultant to help in house developers learn the tools and functionality if you decide to go with Workday.

Pros

-Basic functionality for end users is intuitive and easy to use. -Lots of options for integration with third parties -Easy to use, custom, report capability with the option to expose reports as services (RaaS). -Fairly easy to learn and use add-in for Eclipse for complicated integrations (Workday Studio).

Cons

-Training is expensive and is basically required to do an implementation due to lack of available reference material. Recording the online training for future reference is not permitted -The workday community site is cumbersome (searches are not ranked according to relevancy and it can take many hours to find what you are looking for). Some workday studio components don't seem to be documented at...

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Erika C.

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Workday has , is very good

Reviewed a year ago

You to see that you’re able to contact certain individuals and what contacts are individuals that hand with who and where exactly does the Chena command lead in fall in the company dynamic which is really good and gives the building for employees to have access readily to make changes if needed on their own, or access, associated programs or departments

Pros

It is very easy to use, and, like it says, in a teamwork day, gives the overall function and ability to manage anything that you need to when it comes to daily operations, and overall employee productivity

Cons

I don’t like how some information does take time to get updated. It could definitely be more cost-effective if things were given better time management to see such information available immediately.

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Douglas C.

Insurance, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Tool for People Management and is Very Easy to Use

Reviewed 2 years ago

Workday HCM has been excellent. Very easy to use, lots of capabilities, and allows employees and team members to use the software to learn more about themselves and opportunities. It has been great for learning about my performance and seeing how I can grow and succeed. Whenever I see my payroll, I also always check the breakdown to see if everything is correct. I love the transparency and all the good documentation in the software, so nothing is lost on your employee file.

Pros

I like how intuitive the software is in the company and how easy it was implemented and adopted by the company. There are many, many features that are very useful for the day-to-day or week-to-week activities of our employees and team. I really like how every step is transparent and it shows you the hierarchy each decision goes through. For example if you are taking time off, it shows you who needs to approve next and the chain of command. This software is really a one stop shop for all Human Capital management in terms of performance, payroll, expenses, time off, training, and career management.

Cons

I actually don't have any negative things to say about workday HCM. It is really easy to use, and the documentation is really good on my employee file. If I need something, I can find it on my profile.

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Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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The worst portal for employees I've ever experienced as an employee or as a teamlead

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Has a LOT of features, tons of integrationsYou can basically do whatever you need HR connected within this one tool

Cons

It's the worst UX you can possibly meet out there among HR tools.Because there is a ton of features it takes literally minutes to find your thing.There is no search for the functions existing so if you need to change the title of your employee good luck finding that page!Time tracking like vacations requesting is a hell.Mobile support is another hell.

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Philanthropy, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Strongest HCM we were able to identify

Reviewed 7 months ago

Very satisfied with Workday as a tool, we have recently conducted an internal assessment of how satisfied we are with the tool and it has highlighted very few areas where the tool is not meeting our needs. We see the tool as a long term solution for our organisation.

Pros

All requirements in one place, and more. Meaning we were able to centralise and transform (in an agile way) our HR processes as we implemented. Alerts allow for end users to engage and be engaged with using a sensible approach. All data in one place allows for reporting and budgeting to be easy.

Cons

Implementation was sticky for us. We had a number of requirements which we thought were typical however had to create significant work-arounds in order to meet our needs. This was resource heavy from our perspective and elongated the implementation (we used an implementation partner and not Workday FYI)

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Lillian G.

Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to inspect, edit and access payroll information

Reviewed 9 months ago

Excellent human resource management is made possible by Workday's integrated platform. Insights and statistics regarding employee preferences are provided, allowing for more informed decision making.

Pros

Workday is flexible software that facilitates many different aspects of human resource management. Workday HCM has user-friendly data analytics. By collecting and analyzing this data, we may gain useful understanding and improve our approaches to workforce management.

Cons

Workday does not offer a lot of room for user input. It also has trouble merging with other programs on occasion. In addition, there are sometimes technical difficulties. I think the user interface could use some work.

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Kyle S.

Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Great For HR, But Lacks For ATS

Reviewed a year ago

While nice to have one system of record for HR across the organization, Workday often lacks when it specifically comes to recruiting/ATS needs.

Pros

It's nice to have the ATS built into your HRIS functionality. Both systems can communicate between each other with relative ease. This can make it nice for employees to have a one-stop place for all things HR. Because external applicants/hires apply through Workday, there is an initial profile built that carries through after hired and onboarded.

Cons

The ATS functionality of Workday was clearly an afterthought to the HRIS function, and was created/bolted on after the fact. Because of this, it lacks the intuitiveness, functionality, and features of industry leading ATS's. Often times you have to edit and limit your workflows to what Workday can do, meaning it may not be the most efficient.Collecting data/metrics, especially when trying to break down to a micro level is very difficult, and sometimes impossible for what you're looking for. The data visualization also lacks far behind other ATS's.Employee referral tracking is a pretty bad experience. It actually creates more work, and makes it more difficult to hire and track referrals. We use a completely separate program for these.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Revolutionizing HR and Payroll: A Deep Dive into Workday HCM

Reviewed a year ago

from my experience, I found that One of the key strengths of Workday is its user-friendly interface, which enables employees and managers to easily access and manage HR and payroll-related tasks from a single platform. Workday is also known for its mobile accessibility, which allows employees and managers to access HR and payroll-related information on the go.Another strength of Workday is its advanced...

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One of the key strengths of Workday is its user-friendly interface, which enables employees and managers to easily access and manage HR and payroll-related tasks from a single platform. Workday is also known for its mobile accessibility, which allows employees and managers to access HR and payroll-related information on the go.Another strength of Workday is its advanced analytics and reporting capabilities,...

Cons

One potential weakness of Workday is its relatively high cost, particularly for small and mid-sized organizations. Additionally, I have challenges with customizing some aspects of the system to meet my specific needs. While Workday offers a range of features and tools for managing HR and payroll-related tasks, I have found that certain features are not customizable or flexible enough to meet my unique business requirements. Finally, Workday's complexity and depth of features may require significant training and onboarding for new users, which could result in a longer learning curve and potential productivity loss. However, once users become familiar with the system, Workday's comprehensive set of tools and advanced analytics can provide significant benefits for HR and payroll operations.