Does it work?
By its you i swear
Workday is an app! Does it work? Short is yes. Is it productive? depends if your what your looking to accomplish. I work with Pepsi who is huge for this app. This app is the most pointless app I have. It’s frustrating for login, you are not permitted to store your login information on your phone. It has not made life simpler or better, work or personal. It hasn’t beat paper checks, but it saved a tree I suppose, since trees don’t regrow. It did how ever allow us to see everyone’s ID numbers. Good Job! It has also allowed for companies to become less personal with their employees for asking for time off and vacations. You use it to clock in and out? For what? Because redial was too complicated. I’m not sure how Workday was described as intuitive. Its not there. All it is, is a way for some computer company to make money and a corporate dummy to think it was a great idea. Overall the app offers nothing but a way to see your pay stub since we don’t use trees for everything else. I hate not being able to see my deposits online through my bank. Pepsi is a good company to work for but this was a poor decision! Lastly if it was so great why is Workday making posts? There’s more to type but too much to write. I hope you don’t have to use it.
I can’t even.
By Chess Putnam Fan
I don’t know the problem is but I’ve had it with this app. It worked fine for me for a couple of months and then somewhere it went to hell. I use it to clock in and out for work and a month ago it randomly (or so I thought) stopped recognizing my password. You can’t retrieve your pw and to change your pw you have to know your current password which I do but apparently the Workday app doesn’t agree. I couldn’t get in on the website either because it wouldn’t recognize my pw. A couple of days later IT was able to reset my password which I wrote down. Two weeks after that, same deal. PW randomly stops working on the ap and I can’t log in online either. After 2 more days of not being able to clock in or out of work IT gives me a new password again. I went to the Apple Ap store and looked up the version history for the app and compared it to my IT call log and yup, for the last two times when they’ve updated the version it somehow fubars my password or whatever madness it manages to do. I’m able to log in with my new password on the Workday website but not the app because it still won’t recognize my password.
By Blind in the System
Too many “clicks” to get where you can see the whole picture.... for techs it’s frustrating for managers it’s so much of a hassle I’d rather do it all by hand!
The worst part is the time crunching for techs. Looking to approve on call work, PTO time off, holidays, and/or instances of working outside of or longer than the normal work day schedule is nearly impossible. I used to be able to pull all of my techs up on a two week calendar view and review everyone’s time cards in one go, or drill down to individuals as needed. Now I get a date to one side that will skip around time blocks for PTO, weekends or holidays without showing why there’s a gap there unless you read another section somewhere else that says PTO was taken... good luck find that time off easily because that’ll take you three clicks to find on another screen that you have to write down or memorize when you go back to the time card you’re trying to approve.
In short this program needs a lot of work to be easy to use.
Interface not user friendly
The app's interaction is completely optimized around the underlying database structure, rather than user needs. Entering time sheets in incredibly laborious -- click on Time Type and wait of a menu of generic time types to appear. Select a time type category, and wait for the system to query the members of that query. Finally, you get to type your value, but don't expect common patterns like Google type-ahead to search as you go. You have to wait again for a server search for potential matches. And once you enter your time entry, if you decide you need to change the category, the Workday app erases the hours field that you entered before, so hopefully you've remembered it. And don't even get me started on expense reports.
I sorely miss Expensify and Forecast, which we were using before our corporate office made up standardize on Workday.
Workday is definitely a product built for the convenience of the engineers who auto-generate this horrible interface -- not for their users.
By A Real Sergeant
Thus far, there are several issues that have been encountered; I’ll focus on the main 3 that are the most troublesome.
•Not being able to communicate when an employee is running late and cannot send or request a late show.
•Hasty password changes, more often then not most employees will have issues with this, and the requirements for the new passwords, and the following passwords after are easier to forget when creating.
•If the accrued time off system is to truly work in an employees favor, why does it not roll over time off accrued. This seems to be the best option for those who have done it in the past.
Resetting at the beginning of the year, every year; sounds like you’ll end up causing locations to shut down in order for employees to be able to take their time off before end of year.
Not user friendly for Administrators
As an Administrator, I supervise Supervisors and their staff. I have to provide coverage and need the ability to print out staff timesheets to which there is no ability for me to print timesheets of staff 2 tiers below me, only those I immediately supervise. Additionally, the preview pane does not provide all the necessary info. needed to approve timesheets (ie. for worktags required for teleworking status); therefore, I have to first go to all staff, then go to my org chart, then find the staff, click on review timesheet to check worktags, and THEN go back to approve timesheets. And I should add that when staff have to print their timesheets for me, the worktags don’t print out. Awesome! This seems completely unnecessary. This review is primarily for Workday in general, as the app offers even less options that make it even more user unfriendly.
strongly dislike this app
By Tiff 1987
I used to be able to download my pay stubs not print so was not killing trees. Anything I seach for like pay stubs as they are hard to find gives anybodys name that works for or has worked there with the word pay. What in the world it is oneof the biggest things it is supposed to be used for. Then when you do find it it is the worst layout ever. Example 1. 100 dollars for hours worked yet no idea how many hours that was would have to do the math to figure that out. Example 2. At my company we earn PTO by hours worked my old pay stub would tell me how much I earned this pay pieroid now I just get a lump some of my pto bank not quite as usefull for me to make sure it is actually the right amount. I feel more Vulnerable to hackers as now they just have to hack one app to get thousands of peoples Info and still IDs. I trully hope your company will not force you to use this useless hard to use app.
By GAF sir inspector
I enjoy Workday about as much as one can while doing expense reports. It’s user friendly and I’m thankful that my company uses it for finances, Human Resources, etc but the time that it takes for things to load could drive me up a wall. A simple task that should take 5 minutes turns into a 30 minute ordeal with the majority of the time spent with me screaming at the loading bubbles on the screen.
Also, every now and then I just get kicked out. Whole app closes and returns to home screen on my device. I have to log back in and luckily my work is usually saved as drafts to pick up where I left off. Just seems like a little glitch I could do without. Other than these couple issues, thumbs up.
Workday - NOT A FAN
Our company switched over to Workday about 5 months ago. After using it as a manager for employee time, absences, performance reviews, promotions, recruiting, etc., I have to say this has got to be the least user-friendly HR application I have ever used. The form pages don’t flow naturally and the error descriptions are not very helpful. Approvals are another headache - they seem to go in circles having subordinates approve manager actions, then still having to approve the manager action after that before going on up the chain. It’s wasting a lot of time and is very confusing. Worst of all, the confusion is causing inaccuracies in the company’s and employee’s records/data. I thought after using it for awhile that I might get used to it. But I find it more and more frustrating the more I use it. I wish we had never switched to Workday and I’m not alone in that opinion.
Works flawlessly for what my job use it for
I can understand the negative reviews, each workday app is different and set up to the companies standards. My job doesn’t use this app to clock in and out, we still clock in the ole fashion way, badge and kiosk, we use workday to request time off, and keep up with our PTO balances, and view/ print paystubs. So basically no problems on my end, password is saved automatically and Face ID works. I’ve had to re login quite a few after the updates, but long as your password is saved in keychain(iPhone) you want have no problems logging back on and reactivating Face ID.