back to article Workday nearly doubles losses as waves of deals pushed back

HR and finance application vendor Workday's CEO, Aneel Bhusri, confirmed deal wins expected for the three-month period ending April 30 were being pushed back until later in 2022. The SaaS company boss was speaking as Workday recorded an operating loss of $72.8 million in its first quarter [PDF] of fiscal '23, nearly double the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We implemented WorkDay at my shop and while it has been forced to work there have been some glaring stupid issues, obvious work related HR/paperwork items that are bog standard but simply missing from Workday. Dealing with their so called professional services has been less than professional. I'm not impressed at all and not in the least bit surprised to see them losing money.

    1. Tom Chiverton 1

      Such as ?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We're using them too

    We use them at my large international employer, too. Nobody likes it, but it's better than some of the products we've used in the past.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    These are the same assholes that forced all of their employees back to the office, regardless of whether they were able to work remotely. I'm glad to see them lose money.

    As a job applicant, I can say that their platform is horrible. When you enter your education information, the degree title is a drop-down with no way to enter free-form text. They don't have anything even close to either of my degrees on their list. I had to just pick something that is not really close to the position I was applying for. Who knows how many opportunities I may have missed because of this stupidity? And, this is only one example of their horrible platform!

    1. Cederic Silver badge

      Oracle's recruitment system is a nightmare, SAP and SuccessFactors are a shitshow, the weird AI thing used by AstraZeneca is horrific.

      In a world of utterly awful recruitment systems Workday still manages to stand out. It isn't just not fit for purpose, it actively discourages people from applying for jobs, and heavily damages the reputation of the potential employer.

      Who'd want to work for someone that thought that was a good first impression of their company?

      1. Youngone Silver badge actively discourages people from applying for jobs

        Oh, that must be the other reason we can't get people to work in our factory.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "maybe five days is too much family time."

    WFH =/= family time

    1. innominatus

      Agree with others' views about their crappy web UI. But just floored by the additional comment "One or two days is a good amount" - what happened to all this BS about wellbeing then?

  5. Androgynous Cow Herd

    " Our products are not choices."

    Perhaps, but vendors are.

    Possibly the most arrogant thing I have ever read outside of an Oracle sales pitch

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Re: " Our products are not choices."

      Indeed, quite a curious way to say something. Your products are not choices ? What are they then ? Mandatory ?

  6. ecofeco Silver badge

    I was about to ask

    I was about to ask how can they be losing money with increased revenue and demand, yet the the ending statements reveal all.

    They are incompetent. 5 days is to much family time? Must return to the office? Tells me everything I need to know. They are micromanagers.

  7. Valeyard

    I'd avoid them just for the annoying voiceovers on their F1 adverts

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    HR System that truly replicates HR

    It is a horrible system

    How does a company continue to trade when making losses like that

    Sounds like some sort of tax evasion / avoidance thing

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Hopefully they'll go bankrupt.

    Worst HR system experienced in the last 30 years. And that's from a pretty low bar.

  10. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    They're hoping to add 1,000 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years. What's the employment situation like in Dublin? How likely are they to achieve that with their back to the office policy?

  11. arthoss

    too trendy for business?

    having programmed an interface to them and from them, and every quarter they were changing the API, I'd say they're not "business". Look, SAP has the same API sometimes for 40 years. To me, it seemed they're too trendy for solid business software (there were some snowflake process design decisions in the time management part for employees). You can't compensate organic growth and a desire for abstractisation , I guess, like SAP had it.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thanks, but no thanks!

    What, different countries have different work legislation and different works agreements? Can't be bothered, how about they adapt to our way?

    Granted, SAP wasn't great, but this confusing UI is worse! And luckily my company is resisting the push to apply their AI: "Employees who took vacation also liked pay reduction or being fired..."

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