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Workday HCM

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Workday Human Capital Management is built as a single system with a single source of data, single security model, and single user experience. Workday offers organizations a cloud-based system that evolves to meet changing business needs today and into the future. The user-friendly, global system also ensures that customers are always on the latest version with up-to-date capabilities, whether they’re using Workday on a browser or mobile device. Workday HCM is part of a single system with other Workday products including Workday Financial Management, Workday Payroll (for the U.S., Canada, France, and the UK), Workday Recruiting, Workday Learning, Workday Planning, and more.

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Workday HCM review by Solange K. R. C.
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What Core HR solution do you use?

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Workday HCM review by Evan T.
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"Ideal and complete human resources platform"

What do you like best?

What is most striking at first, is that it has a lot of features.

Within this range of features we must highlight the facilities it generates, for example, to request free days, it is done almost automatically.

On the other hand, in terms of payroll and salary management, it is quite simple to manage them, since it also has elements that facilitate such management.

What do you dislike?

One thing that would improve this software are its applications for IOS and Android, since I think they are somewhat limited, since there are certain options that can not be seen through them, such as editing personal information.

In addition to this, perhaps this software to have such a number of options is somewhat complex to handle at first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Workday to any company that wants to manage more efficiently the area of human resources in general: payment system, days off, employee information, employee requests ... But yes, it must be taken into account that it is somewhat difficult to learn its functioning, although then it is really worth that time of learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although it takes a while to know how the whole program works, once you configure what you get is a human resources software that automates and facilitates the management of this area.

It has allowed us to integrate payment management, benefits, compensation, staff reports into a single program. In short, it is a tool that allows the organization of the human resources area to be much more complete.

Workday HCM review by MJ B.
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"Manage and Organize Everything with Workday!"

What do you like best?

The coolest part about workday is that it puts everything together. Your employment information, payroll, benefits, work hours, etc. Users can easily track their payments and benefit enrollment.

It is also a great environment for administrators to contact with employers, give them notices, assign tasks, and send or request documents.

On top of all these features, it is great to have your goals set and analyze your performance towards achieving those goals.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when you are assigned a task (for example filling out a form to update your information), when you complete the form and submit it, it will be referred to your supervisor and you will not be able to edit your entries before it is revised by administrator and sent back to you for review which my take some time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are administrating an organization, Workday is the best choice for you to manage your workforce, their performance, benefits, and expenses efficiently.

If you are a user you are lucky if your organization is using Workday system to make your life easier!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is the best platform to manage your workforce especially for huge organizations. It is a comprehensive system that is well organized and enables administers to manage all aspects of their workforce.

Workday HCM review by Shawn E.
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"Workday has enabled HR to move to the cloud"

What do you like best?

Workday has made time tracking simple, requesting time off is a breeze and the ability to see accrued time off is hard to beat. It's like an automated HR department to a certain degree. From an hourly employee's perspective, you can also make changes to filing status and payroll elections on the fly. The ability to deposit portions of my check into various accounts makes saving money easy and the changes go into affect immediately; no two-week waiting period like most companies typically require.

What do you dislike?

Paystubs do not show all information and requesting a PDF copy to download still does not display all information. The only way to view all lines of a paystub is to view it on their website in dynamic tables. Their apps for Android and iOS are slow to navigate (some lag) and lack many features of the website (the ability to change payment elections and filing status as well as editing some personal information cannot be done in the apps).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's web based and has mobile apps for both Android and iOS. It also integrates well with my companies Single Sign On feature which gives an extra layer of security and control to the company utilizing the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performance management, time tracking, payroll, benefits. It's far easier using Workday than it would be to bother the folks in HR all the time.

Workday HCM review by Chelsea B.
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"So Far So Good"

What do you like best?

Workday has an incredibly amount of features, so much so, that it can be quite intimidating at times. However, do not fret, once you figure out exactly what you are looking for, the processes become quite intuitive.

What do you dislike?

As listed above, WorkDay has so many features that it can be overwhelming, for people timid by technology it may not be incredibly "user" friendly. Don't be afraid to play around, there are also multiple ways to complete the same action which can be useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want something with a lot of features and customization to bring your processes to one place this is the product for you. If you struggle with technical programs, this may take some time for you to adjust to. It makes it much easier to work as a cohesive unit (organization) and we are excited to see how easily information can be shared and eliminate a lot of the manual reporting that currently exists within the organization. Take time to consider what features your organization has and needs, it would be nice to add in the ATS to have applicants in from start to finish but maybe in due time. Ultimately, a great program with great customer service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WorkDay is allowing us the opportunity to integrate all of our HR systems from manual to automatic processes. It was a bit of a challenge integrating and adding in all of the pieces but will be easier in the long run.

Workday HCM review by Patrice F.
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"Not the best hr system"

What do you like best?

The design is really simple, not bulky, and presume to be user friendly. My organization upgraded to this system. Prior to this, we had to access multiple systems such as job applications, pay roll, performance management, benefit enrollment and management. Now, everything is in one place.

What do you dislike?

1) Job application process doesn't allow posting until a person who has given notices actually vacates the roll.

2) internal candidates (which may be the way my organization has set up the system) must log in to view job opportunities. I feel that this may need to monitoring/tracking that I would rather not have employer know about

3) The time off feature is confusing. It took me a while to figure out how to cancel a request. You have to go to the physical calendar and a click the request. The separate queue with request history doesn't allow you to cancel from there. That's very frustrating.

4) Each time you review/edit benefits you must re-confirm all benefits, instead of one specific section.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My organization is able to integrate multiple systems such as job applications, pay roll, performance management, benefit enrollment and management into one place.

Workday HCM review by Susan T.
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"Excellent HR tool"

What do you like best?

Workday is one place for all HR related tasks in a organisation. It has several modules like Time off, Goal Settings, Performance management Time Entry etc. Displays all Employee related data at one place and all these fields are configurable. Workday has rich UI and navigation from one to other is quiet easy. Features like Get Feedback in Performance management is nice addition.

What do you dislike?

Show Process details link is not clearly visible every time and does not display the related details always.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a ready made HR tool and covers wide range of activities which can be easily configured according to the organisation. Excellent tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All activities related to Human resource management. This is a great automated tool to simplify the HR related tasks.

Workday HCM review by Athena B.
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"Change was hard, but for the better!"

What do you like best?

Before we switched to Workday we were using 3-4 different softwares to track different aspects of hiring, payroll, p-card reconciliation, etc. Now we can do it all through Workday. It's great to have a "one stop shop".

What do you dislike?

There are aspects of Workday that are not user friendly. When tracking timesheets and approving, you can only have one manager. So if an employee works in multiple departments you cannot list multiple supervisors. We also tried to implement the many aspects that Workday can accomplish all at once and that seemed to make it difficult. I would suggest working on one aspect at a time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are willing to put in the effort to learn the software, it is definitely worth it. You can manage many aspects of your workload all in one software program. There is also a mobile version of it as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time tracking is simiple. You can get all employee information easily, update or add job positions, reconciling your expenses is definitely a smoother process. The program allows you to upload your receipt before submitting, choose the G/L code, add memos. While threre is steep learning curve, it can do amazing things.

Workday HCM review by David M.
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"Robust but very user friendly"

What do you like best?

The look and feel, general flow of the HR business processes. I'm sure a lot of it, is how my company has decided to use it. There are lots of easy to use quick reference guides, and how to help files. Navigation and layout of the screens are easy. You can find pretty much anything using the search.

The recognition piece, for us you can leave a thank you not, in someone's profile, add a badge to it. It really helps lay the foundation of your culture to recognize someone publicly.

The mobile app is also amazing! you can do pretty much everything from it.

What do you dislike?

You sometimes lose visibility into what's next, or where is a current process stuck. Usually it is in someone else's workday inbox. Maybe there should be some kind of trace left in your own, and being able to remind people that they have something pending that you need, would be awesome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try! I'm sure you can do demo or trial period engagements to see the value. All of my opinions of course are more towards the user experience, and I'm not aware of how is it from an administrator point of view, or actual HR business owner. Haven't heard any complaints either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It basically streamlines all of our HR business processes. Hiring, Goals (performance), Recognition, Compensation. For all of our timesheets to billable projects in consulting, as well as expenses, it's all integrated. Don't get to participate much in it, but Payroll is also done through here...

Workday HCM review by Ashley B.
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"Needs Updated"

What do you like best?

I like how when I'm looking for information on a certain topic, I can always find it in a timely manner. I've never had to go through and click on multiple areas to find the info I need. Everything is pretty grouped together.

What do you dislike?

I dont like the layout of the pages. Sometimes I get very confused as to where some of the external and internal links are located. And after the last update, they have completely jumbled everything.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always check your work before submitting anything payroll or time off related. Sometimes it is very time consuming to fix

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not really solving and problems, its more like I'm managing what few problems I have. Which is how I've benefited from using this program. I am able to track my personal performance, update and check my payroll each week, and manage all my time off I have/and will accumulate.

Workday HCM review by Sarah R.
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"Very good timesheet system"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of entering time worked and the time off request policies. That system works very well for my colleagues and I am able to revise entries and easily submit it to my supervisor. Sending reminders to everyone about updating info in workday is another good feature that we utilize often. It is also nice to have the quicklinks feature as it makes things easier to find in a time crunch. The payroll feature has been useful to me as well, I like being able to go back and see past checks.

What do you dislike?

The other features, such as benefits and messages, are not as easy to use as the timesheet. They are fine though, they just take some getting used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you have a training for your employees about how to use it. Once you get used to it, Workday is simple but it can be confusing at first if you have never used it. I wouldn't say that this is a downside to the product though, as this is the case with any new technology or software system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of time worked, benefits, retirement, etc.

Workday HCM review by Prashant D.
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"Excellent HR and Employee tool"

What do you like best?

Supports mobile devices seamlessly. Search functionality and auto suggestions, announcement and notification Panel on landing page looks nice. Creating new time off request is easier. All employee related stuffs on the profile details screen and easy to navigate from one central location. Configurable widgets available to use as per company requirement.

What do you dislike?

Goal section can be more intuitive. Unnessessay links at every page which keeps on navigating you to same screen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice tool for seamless HR and employee data management. Happy to recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workday is being used as an internal tool to manage the employee data. This has enabled to easily get information about any employee in the company. Automated tasks through workday has been made easier for use.

Workday HCM review by Jennifer K.
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"Great HR product"

What do you like best?

I can access all my personal and work related information on Workday. I can make changes on my benefits, my time sheet, personal bio info, etc. I can also obtain information on other people at my company as well. It is very easy to navigate around the website. I can view all of my payslips and change my direct deposit and W4 forms. It is truly a HR one stop for all.

What do you dislike?

The process can be tedious. Whenever I make a change, it goes through upper management. The goals and self appraisal process were also very confusing. There were multiple steps and I didn't see why it needed to be that way. They should've just made everything available online instead of us having to upload a word document of our goals and appraisals.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For managers, it is important to take training seriously. It might seem very easy to use, but there are many tricks that you might learn. Also, with HR, it is based on individual so there are many "what-if" situations. Thus, you will have a lot of trial and error.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having so many people in the company, it is very time consuming to manage HR related things for everyone on top of having new recruits. It is easily accessible for the current employees (can't say much for the new employees). I can access and make changes at home or at the office.

Workday HCM review by Shresth S.
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"Nice HR Management Tool"

What do you like best?

Profile details, Compensation details, Compensation history, Performance management, Emergency Contact details are all very nice sections. Workday is highly customizable tool that can be implemented as per company specific requirements. Workday has capability to display multiple roles according to the assignment. Notification and inbox are nice features to notify to do items.

What do you dislike?

There are links which redirects you to the same page repetitively instead of detail page every time you click. Time off can be displayed in more better way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Workday is a great tool for all companies. This helps you managing multiple functions at one place from HR point of view.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employee records management and as a HR collaboration site. This is a nice tool with less integration efforts.

Workday HCM review by User
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"Source of truth"

What do you like best?

We've recently implemented workday and it has been a lifesaver when it comes to headcount tracking for our departments. It is also very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Before we had to manually track headcount for each department and now we can direct all team members and key stakeholders to workday for them to view their headcount themselves.

What do you dislike?

Integration with all of our other systems. As of right now we are only able to integrate with our ATS. Still working out kinks. We are still using another system for benefits admin, and payroll. Would love to have performance management and reviews tracked in workday.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use and from what I heard, the implementation was a success and smooth with great support from the Workday team. If you want to get ahead of headcount planning for the year I'd highly recommend implementing workday sooner than later!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Headcount tracking, available roles per team and department. When we can officially open roles. Who are we hiring into roles and when are they leaving or switching teams - this is very helpful as we have certain policies on when employees can transfer roles or interview for others and it specifically states when employees have changed roles and how long they've bene in each.

Workday HCM review by Som S.
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"Workday HR System"

What do you like best?

Great portal for internal HR tasks like employee management, On boarding activities and performance management. Easy links to navigate with in the application. Automatic notification system is amazing to be up to date instantly. Workday is really cool to use application and also works fine on your mobile and tabs. The workday interface is clean and easy to use. The calendar format for entering work hours makes it easy to log and keep track of your work hours.

Another useful feature of Workday is that it is possible to complete documents for Tax and other legal requirements using the software. The fields are easy to fill and the information is then used to generate the required documents.

What do you dislike?

Too many links but not all are useful when you click them. Dashboard is not very attractive and looks like configuration screen more. Performance forms are not very responsive for every user actions.It is difficult to open documents using the Workday interface. When you request to view a document, it asks you to wait for few minutes or to be notified later.

The names of the generated documents are very complex. Using the current system of notification and complex names, when I click on multiple documents to be opened, it gets very confusing as to which one is what.

Its notification system can be improved. There are times when I was not even aware that I had important messages in my payroll system. Email notifications and other forms of notifications that highight the importance of the message can be very useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall a nice tool for everyday work and HR managements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has helped in consolidating all HR related activities smoothly at one place. It has been more economical as per the news i heard.

Workday HCM review by Patricia O.
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"Worday user review"

What do you like best?

I like the functionality and ease of use. The application allows use on your work computer, home use with a mobile app. The options are helpful to those employees who travel and are in the field and may not have direct access to work intranet. The mobility function is easy to use and allows quick access on the go to fill out time cards, update abscesses or even check paystub information.

What do you dislike?

Some options are not easy to find. I do work through using the search button for simple things like schedule options. The quick links can be helpful but some simple stuff is not always clearly labeled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to setup a point person for training the material to management. The initial role-out will have a lot of trial an error. Having a point person will help with the transition to the new system. The intergration of Taleo and workday still have kinks, especially around payroll. I would recommend making sure you are aware of how your salaries translate in the system. For example if you got multiple decimal places in one system Workday may not translate the salary the same way and that can cause you to be paying less in salary dollars than expected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This allows easy access from management to employee review. Give the employees a true view of all the information with the ability to upload documents and update their information at anytime. The benefits do also allow all the employees and management to have access to the platform anywhere, whether that be using the website or the mobile app.

Workday HCM review by Shawn A.
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"Workday Review"

What do you like best?

Nice display through out and nice workflow of the tasks. Help automate the multiple tasks related to employee On-boarding information and follow up. Automatically update information from other application/database. Flexibility of configuring dashboard and other widgets according to one's need. There are many other options which we can configure to display on employee profile like international assignment profile of an employee.

What do you dislike?

There is no as such thing i came across. Workday is a nice tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Workday is a great HR tool which can be used to minimize overhead of multiple tasks by automating them. I recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HR related data handling with in the organisation. Managing employees onboarding and performance related activities are easier with workday.

Workday HCM review by User
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"could be better"

What do you like best?

the organized icons for what you are looking for are nice. it is simple to find where you want to go colors are calming

What do you dislike?

once you get in to the icon, it gets difficult. I really have the absence part. IT is hard to figure out how many hours/days of vacation time you have left. It can be hard to request hours vs days and I have often screwed it up and had to go back and re-adjust.

The tuition reimbursement part is also difficult to navigate thru.

Mobile app never works, constant error and tech support was of no help. I get that they cannot find my login

Recommendations to others considering the product

take your time and pay for the support and training. i had none and for me it is not as useful as it could be.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

none- this is a management tool for time off, reimbursements, etc. More financial accounting on personal employees

Workday HCM review by Saket M.
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"Workday is a next level HR Tool"

What do you like best?

Organization Chart, Employee profile details, Worker history, management chain etc are most sections i like. Workday has dynamic display and it has the tools to customize itself and put the additional icons on dashboard. It caters many requirements related to HR system at one place. You can easily navigate from one screen to another. Search tool is easy to find anyone in the company.

What do you dislike?

There no issues as such observed till now but there are minor issues sometime when you try to find other employees. It does not show suggestions sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HR and employee data management, On-boarding related automation is through workday. This is a nice tool to manage a range of tasks.

Workday HCM review by Douglas M.
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"Middle of the road"

What do you like best?

It makes adding and removing staff or assigning them to leadership teams a snap.The icons with the pictoral displays make it easy to navigate. The templates that are assigned for task completion are foolproof in that they include check lists.

What do you dislike?

It can be cumbersome and is process driven. So as a result if a team leader or operations manager doesn't complete a task you cannot complete the move of an agent. Sometimes cancelled tasks remain as activities in your inbox.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Alternate users under the same operation and leader level roles so that if one goes on leave or is absent a secondary person can complete terminations, staffing moves, or approvals for timekeeping.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped us consolidate time off and leave requests under one system after merging with another center. One benefit we realized is a streamlined Holiday, Absence, and Paid Time Off System. With the integrated calendar and tasks that go to supervisor inboxes we avoid missing requests, duplicate approvals, and have a clear line of sight for the remaining hours available for staff.

Workday HCM review by Thomas K.
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"Employee friendly HR portal"

What do you like best?

Attractive screens and navigation throughout the application. Easy to search other employees and find their details. Easy to login using the company provided authentication method. Multiple items to display on home screen as per HR and company requirements. Modules like profile details and notifications in inbox are also great. Reporting ability in workday is great.

What do you dislike?

Performance management lacks in dynamic display of contents. There also need to work on the compensation history to look more attractive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is simply a great tool for any company and to simplify the HR tasks. Happy to recommend anyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HR related tasks, activities and employee portal.

Workday HCM review by Kacee C.
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"Work Day HCM"

What do you like best?

I like the visibility that Work day gives you into the processes. It is a centralized system that allows view into every HR function. It is very straightforward and user friendly after some training.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the amount of administrative work the system creates on the back end. And I also dislike that there restrictions in place that correspond to your role, there are some areas in HR that cross over into each other; there admin work comes when we have to correspond out side of the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolving all HRs issues with workday, talent, payroll, employee records.. unfortunately, since implementation there's be needs to add more systems to supplement functionality because Workday is not capable of everything.

Workday HCM review by Krish G.
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"Workday - An excellent HR tool"

What do you like best?

Home page announcement section and customizable home screen widgets. Notification and inbox functionality. Profile details and other sections like compensation, worker history, account options and compensation history are nice parts. Tree structure of actions on profile details to navigate anywhere in the application. Organization Structure is great feature as well. Get review from manager/college is nice feature.

What do you dislike?

I like workday most and don't have anything to comment on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for HR management. i like it so i recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employee data management and also as an internal tool for raising different requests like time off, performance setting and reviews.

Workday HCM review by Rebecca M.
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"Not as intuitive as I had hoped "

What do you like best?

I like that the platform is comprehensive- I primarily use the tool for recruiting but can also use the self-service features for my own benefits, personal info updates, feedback for year end reviews, and awareness of org charts within my global company.

What do you dislike?

Many steps on the talent acquisition side of things do not flow easily and are not intuitive. When I try to move a candidate through process, I can get stuck in a certain phase because of a duplicate file alert that isn't accurate, or a hiring manager missed uploading interview notes. My team only recently switched to Workday (Q3 2018) from Oracle/Taleo and learning the tool simply sin;t intuitive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits- comprehensive platform, everyone in the organization can have access to at least some level of the tool. Mainly solving talent acquisition and being able to streamline communication and processes within a large global organization.

Workday HCM review by Alexandra H.
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"Workday is a great tool for any employee to access all of their employment information!"

What do you like best?

Having all of my important personal details for my employment in one place in an easy to use dashboard makes it seamless for me to obtain and update any information I need. I love the view of Workday and navigation is so effortless. Having it all on one page is incredible, and reassuring when I need to find something! I can change benefits information as needed and at any time right through the dashboard.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, nothing. Workday solves everything for me when it comes to finding my employment information, benefits, and staff directory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keeping the staff directory up to date is extremely helpful for employee use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workday enables me to access all of my important employment information at any time. At previous companies, I would have to login to several different platforms to obtain information that is all kept in one place with Workday. I am also able to receive updates from HR immediately with the Inbox messaging feature; keeps me informed at all times!

Workday HCM review by Brie H.
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"Easy to Use, Good Organization"

What do you like best?

I like the setup of the homepage the best. It's very easy to navigate with all the applications being labeled and having pictures. I also like having the announcements and inbox on the home page too, it makes it very easy to get to the areas I use the most.

What do you dislike?

Notifications and inbox have too similar of a layout so it can be confusing of which one is which.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use for payment, hours, and onboarding. I wouldn't be able to speak for its other features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Logging hours, checking payment. It's easy to have everything all in one area, it leads to less confusion.

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"Not a fan"

What do you like best?

Not really much of anything, to be honest. I like the IDEA of combining payroll and hiring and timesheets.

What do you dislike?

Just about everything. It's so non-user friendly, it's really unfortunate. My biggest gripe would be allowing only immediate supervisors to view staff information but other management that oversees them cannot view anything. It's difficult to maneuver around and find and select the areas specific to your needs. It also requires an entirely different staff to manage it and it disallows those that really have the need for the information to access it without requiring them to have unnecessary responsibilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find something else. Go proprietary. You'll spend too much time, effort and money on a product you have little control over.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this point, Workday has created more issues than it has resolved. We should have just created something proprietary.

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"Very helpful, would be better with more customization options"

What do you like best?

I like that I can see everything that I need to, and that it is easy for people to learn how to use. They are always making new updates to improve the system.

What do you dislike?

I wish that it was easier to customize what was needed. Many times that we want to change or fix something, we are told that is the only way that it can be done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have switched our applicant tracking systems to using Workday, which is nice with having over 450 stores all using the same system.

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"Clean Interface, Ease of Use"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the interface because it is clean and aesthetically pleasing.

What do you dislike?

Some times, trying to get from A to B is confusing; multiple steps and taking you in circles.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company is an innovative company that needs a cloud HR software, go with workday. The normal HR software is archaic, slow and on-prem, which removes the ease of use from any interface (computer, mobile, etc). Workday gives all information in one, single source of truth versus pushing you to log into many different platforms to retrieve information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I enjoy that I do not have to go through a third person to get the information that I desire, it is all available online, which gives me time back in my and allows me to own my information.

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"Very Accessible "

What do you like best?

The platform is laid out nicely and very user friendly. Workday is simple to navigate once you memorize the position of each of the specific widgets.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of different sections that can become overwhelming. This is easily solved once you become familiar with the system and understand the heading that more specific sections fall under

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always press the "submit" button when finished in a specific section to ensure that your changes have been applied and saved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time sheet input. Makes submitting hours worked very simple. It gives lots of different options for the type of time that is being submitted (hours worked, vacation, time off with.without pay, etc...)

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"Modern Look, Less Modern Feel"

What do you like best?

Workday's Dashboard is great, although someone newly exposed to it may not see great value in it.

What do you dislike?

One of the most annoying things in Workday is, for example, after approving time off you'll receive a notification that time off has been approved for someone, even though you approved it. It's redundant, and while not a deal breaker, is simply annoying. In addition, after completing a time off approval task, the notification simply says that time off has been approved, but not on what date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A smaller company may not find as much value in workday with its variety of tools. If you're a company under about 100 or so employees, look into a smaller HRIS system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workday is used primarily for our associate management. We also use Workday for talent acquisition. Workday looks and feels like a modern system should and makes these processes flow quite seamlessly.

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"Workday Review"

What do you like best?

It's extremely easy to work through the program - the home screen or the options on the side make it easy to find what I'm looking for. I mostly use it to log time, and to check benefits / pay slips. It's nice that it doesn't automatically download the payslip to view like other sites - it just shows up there.

What do you dislike?

I typically accidentally click on the company name when it comes to my payslips which brings me to information about the company, and not my time sheet - i wish that that option was placed in a different option - because it happens to me every two weeks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not solving any business problems - i do think the interface is nicer than the previous one the company was using (dayforce). it has a sleeker design to it, and I think it's more user friendly.

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"Not user friendly"

What do you like best?

I DO appreciate that Workday strives to be a one-stop-shop. Everything should appear in one place with details that can be dug into to look further into processes and issues.

What do you dislike?

Workday is nowhere near as intuitive as it portrays itself in sales pitches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn the lingo in Workday before even starting anything - that has appeared to be one of the bigger struggles for new users. Also, having your company create its own, relate-able job aids would help because Workday's own job aids don't apply properly, in our case, in a way that makes it easy to understand the new processes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Again, everything accessible in one place. Rather than having to share documents or email/fax, people across business locations can have access to the same information in a fluid way.

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"Easy to Use HR Workbase"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to navigate my team of 160. Through Workday I am able to review bi-weekly time sheets, review compensation increased, any pertinent information for mailings, as well as promote or terminate my employees.

What do you dislike?

Workday seems to always forget my password and I must log in through my google suite. I don't always have my computer on me and it would be nice if I could access it through a link instead.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this tool for everything payroll related. It is SO easy to use, makes time sheet tracking a breeze, and is very user friendly. It is simple to go in and correct any mistakes your employees make which makes it great for Monday mornings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workday has made it simple, easy, and efficient to pay each of my employees on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, it has helped to manage the large fleet of employees I manage because everyone is listed under my team. Lastly, it has allowed me to keep track of my own paystubs, tax forms, and relevant information around my information.

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"Good System to Handle HR/Payroll"

What do you like best?

My current company uses Workday for onboarding tasks (W4 forms, Direct Deposit forms, etc.), tracking time off, and accessing pay slips. I like that the workflow is intuitive and it's a good single platform to access a lot of the HR capabilities (changing tax elections is very simple through Workday, for example).

What do you dislike?

Although it is easy to navigate, there are sometimes too many steps to get to where you want to go. Notifications for tasks also take time to update. For example, I had previously completed a workday task, but still got notifications that I had to complete that task. When I clicked on the notification saying that I had to complete a task, it would lead me to the task page saying it was already completed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my understanding, my company doesn't utilize all the functions of Workday. For example, we use another software for job applications. I know that Workday does have that function, but from what I've heard, it's a clunkier process (more pages to be navigated) than other application softwares. For the purposes that my company uses Workday, it does its job and does it well. Every so often there are some glitches, like notifications not updating in real time, but those don't happen often.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Workday comes a lot of efficiency in terms of the paperwork. As mentioned before, it makes it simple to access and change witholding elections or pay information. I know in other companies that didn't utilize workday, filing a new W4 required filling out a physical paper copy that was then transcribed digitally by an admin, which was a huge time suck.

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"Easier Flow for the New User"

What do you like best?

The user experience or the "work flow" so to speak simulates a smartphone where you can easily identify each tool by large icons to track all your Human Resource needs. You are able to update hours, predict vacation time, and change billing information all on your own without going through an actual representative from the department itself.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I did not like and had to get used to is the dual log-in services to get into the system. If I do not have the app on my phone, I cannot access Work Day without have to call a customer service line. I do understand it is for security purposes but it seems like a secured password could be enough.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit that this business resolved was the overall performance in reporting. It is more efficient, manageable, and resourceful for the administrator and user to give you the best information when needed. I have been impressed with the amount time that has been saved working off this system for my needs versus the HR system we used to have implemented.

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"Workday allows me to easily clock employee time and time off."

What do you like best?

I think the easiness of workday makes it so convenient to quickly log time and days.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a feature that allowed to easily submit a lunch break. It can be tricky to figure out how to log but also include time that was not working while at lunch.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an easy way to keep track of time keeping and employees clocking in and out. I don't think there could be an easier interphase when it comes to keeping things simple yet effective.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps automate the employee clock in and clock out process.

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"Easy Time Tracking For Employees"

What do you like best?

Using Workday was very easy to track my time. I logged in, hit clock in, done. Simiplicity is a beautiful thing and this made it easy for me and my co-workers to track our time. It was also easy to edit our time and also change who was billable for that time.

What do you dislike?

In my department would also use Workday as directory and it was hard to find people in other branches of the university. Sometimes I'd have to click every path available to find someone - a search feature would've been nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You need to track your billing and Workday is an easy way to do that. As an employee, I loved it. My manager had some gripes about it, but he didn't hate it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit of Workday, as a regular employee, what that I could track my time and also see what its approval status. We get jobs to be payed and efficient tracking is vital to any employer and employee relationship.

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"all employee info right where I need it"

What do you like best?

Love how easy & intuitive it is to navigate. Homepage is so clear and the design is attractive while not being distracting. I feel super in-control of my work info, as well as my benefits. It gives me access to certain resources that are not always immediately available directly through my company (benefits info).

What do you dislike?

There are a couple categories from the home page that are irrelevant to me/my job, such as the "Performance" tab and some of the financial spaces. Maybe this could be improved by giving my company/management some choice in what they put on there. Our company also uses a very specific vocabulary for our operations, both large-scale and day-to-day. It would be helpful if managers had the option of re-labeling some of the Workday tabs. All in all, it would be great if it could be more personalized.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended for the organization and reliability it provides on an individual and group level.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making employee resources immediately available in one place and providing info for individuals that they can access at any time, anywhere. It is especially helpful during the hiring process for getting the right paperwork filled out without having to meet in person excessively. The directory is also very useful to us. It keeps everybody in the loop, which is important because our staff members have very different levels of commitment to the company, so sometimes employees will be in only a couple days a week. Workday is an important touchpoint.

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"Workday review!"

What do you like best?

I like workday for our company learning tool because it helps the employees by providing a very easy learning system for our training and company policies and our everyday routine and experience that should be upheld threw out the day everyday.

What do you dislike?

I’m he only thing I dislike about workbox is how long it can be in length as far as time, it does consume a lot of time so it’s simply a training you don’t want to start if you can’t finish it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized that with this very detailed training that we are able to properly train employees and keep our turn over rate low so that employees are being trained properly from first date of hire.

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"Perfect tool for HR needs and performance"

What do you like best?

This tool covers the entire project lifecycle: project and resource management, time and expense tracking, project billing, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and analytics. I like it most because we can forecast the staffing needs based on resource demand and put in a budget plan for the next hiring cycle.

What do you dislike?

At my current company, there are only 12-15 staffs and this tool would be less suited to such a small business looking to manage their employee resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend Workday for people working in the HR department because it is perfect for medium to large enterprise businesses when it comes to staffing and human management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool offers advanced reporting and automation for the administrator. It also gives users at the employee-level many reliable self-serve resources.

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"Easy access"

What do you like best?

I like that everything that is HR related is in one page. Before, when we wanted to change our W4 form, we had to physically go to our HR department or go to a separate website but now everything is just few clicks away. Also, it looks very nice. Every function has a button with an image on it.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that I dislike about this product but some buttons are kind of hidden. If I am doing something very specific and unusual, it takes me awhile. Also, if I want to change something about myself, it has to go through several steps. For example, if I want to edit my "About me" page, my supervisor is notified, which I thought was weird.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Workday might be different from regular employee and managers. If there is on-site training for managers, it would be really helpful. For regular employees, just videos and online training would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our HR department is trying to make everything available online so even people at home can access it. It goes beyond payment and time sheet. We do our employee evaluation and goal improvements on Work Day as well.

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"Better and Newer HR tool"

What do you like best?

I love the way it looks. It has icons so it's easier to access. Also, the dashboard is not overwhelming, yet it has all the buttons that I need. It depends on the company I guess but we have nine icons (benefits, performance and goals, absence, directory, personal information, pay, my hr reports, career, wss job aids). Within each icon, there are other related actions that you can take.

What do you dislike?

There are no clear directions. Also, every time I make an edit, it notifies my manager. It makes sense for my manager to get notified for certain things, but not like my name change. If I want to add my education background information, I need to have my transcript scanned. I do not want to put my transcript out for everyone in my company to see. That is personal information.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is an phone app that you can download, but I don't recommend that because you have to answer three or four security questions every time you log in. They should include finger print.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Work Day to handle a lot of HR activities, such as viewing your Payslip, making changes in your W4,e tc. You can elect your benefits as well.

Workday HCM review by Anup K.
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"Great Employee Portal and HR tool"

What do you like best?

Employee profile display and it shows all related data for an employee starting from the Job details to compensation and Performance settings. It is very easy to export an data to pdf. Compensation history is nicely structured data.

What do you dislike?

This cause some confusion in the initial time when you try to find something because so many things at one place and you need to be some experienced in using the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for employees and HR. Very nice to use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employee related data like Employee profile management, compensation, performance reviews and goal settings.

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"Workday - best for all around HR use"

What do you like best?

Workday does it all. Recruiting, on-boarding, I-9, performance management, reviews, improvement plans, benefits, payroll, time off, terminations, surveys, reporting, and finance. you can do approvals and processes and set reminder.s you can make the reminders come from specific people or groups. you can send reminders to specific people or groups. regular reports can be sent out. you can track I9 and vista info which is really helpful.

What do you dislike?

almost overwhelming. can be a lot of clicks. you will always receive questions from employees. had to create lots of documentation for instructions. constant updates so had to redo documentation. always receiving employee questions. sometimes a lot of log-in time. search function could be better to show more relevance

Recommendations to others considering the product

Workday can do it all. IT is expensive but worth it. easy to do processes and reminders. You can do so much with workday, it really can encompass all of your HRIS needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reporting on people analytics - really help understand probelms and make real decisions for better actions in the company. For example implemented the voluntary termination process in workday so that employees who were departing would submit exit questionnaires and reasons for leaving with in workday and could track these reasons for leaving against their personnel info (i.e. dept, mgr, time in position, level, etc.) and then report out on the data in order to make better hires in the future or identify trends of why people were leaving to make improvements upon.

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"Workday is intuitive and pleasant to use, making administrative tasks a breeze"

What do you like best?

Workday makes navigating these types of administrative tasks very simple, as they should be. The different portions of the application are organized neatly and things are intuitively where you might expect them to be. Requesting time off is especially simple, as long as the categories of time off available to you are straightforward (which is on your employer). Seeing your compensation and other employee information is very easily accessible as well.

What do you dislike?

I wish that it was easier to know when you have important messages in your inbox within Workday. It's not a huge issue because it is seldom that I have to check my Workday messages, but usually they are quite important.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very simple to use for employees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Administrative tasks and "meta-work" shouldn't take much time away from your actual work, and I feel that Workday helps me get back to work faster. Employee efficiency is a constant concern, and Workday definitely improves mine.

Workday HCM review by Andrea G.
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"Prettiest HR software I've ever used"

What do you like best?

Workday looks good. The main dashboard has icons you can click on to navigate around (i.e. vacation time, directory, etc.). Time off requests can be submitted by clicking on dates in calendar (no accidentally booking a Saturday off when you work Mon-Fri!). It's also integrated with our email accounts so we receive notifications and reminders to our inboxes.

What do you dislike?

Revising or cancelling vacation is an absolute pain. Not to mention the summary that my manager receives shows the wrong details so it's very difficult for my manager to figure out what requests I've submitted and what I've corrected. They're listed by submission date instead of vacation date so the further apart the corrections are made, the harder it is to link them together!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I feel like the software is great at what it's designed to do, but that in itself may be limited. Test it out and make sure it can do exactly what you want, so you're not left feeling like you can't do certain things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's an easy way to manage vacation/time off requests as well as employee goal submissions. The ability to submit things for review before final submission is key when it comes to these functions. Automated email notifications and reminders are handy since Workday is not a tool most of us use on a daily basis.

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"Great HR tool"

What do you like best?

Nice user interface for employee profile. It displays everything at one place like profile, compensation. All Configurable modules like Training, benefits, Time off, Personal information etc. Feedback from other colleague or manager is good feature. Compensation and compensation history looks good and hold information appropriately.

What do you dislike?

No option to search specific label. It takes time in navigating each and every tab to find the specific information for ex. company code or organisation code. Generate report is not instant, it takes time to generate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product and features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workday has managed all employee and HR related data very effectively. Navigating for multiple information has become effortless after we started using it.

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