Workday Interview Questions in Pleasanton, CA

Updated Sep 30, 2014
Updated Sep 30, 2014
42 Interview Reviews

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Workday in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Company recruiter was super accomodating and gracious. Their corporate headquarters was really fantastic and conveniently located. Hotels on a list that they provided were all booked so I went with Hyatt Place in Dublin / Pleasanton, CA. Expenses were paid quickly and without hastle.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Workday in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very communicative, professional recruiter and team. First called by recruiter who then set up phone interview with hiring manager. Phone interview was for an hour with questions on OOP and data modelling. One site interview was with 6 people. Questions on java concepts and a detailed technical question on drawing a class diagram for a specific business case. Very professional and friendly staff that take the interview process seriously.

    Interview Questions
    • Class diagram for a specific business case. This is get an understanding of the candidate's ability to translate the functional problem into design and implementation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Workday in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) Got contacted by the recruiter (who was actually temporarily subbing for someone else who was on vacation so she could not answer any of my questions about the job, not even whether it was full time or contract) 2) Scheduled an interview with hiring manager 3) It turned out that it was a contract position and I was looking for full time.

    Overall, I did not feel like I could connect well with the hiring manager (she seemed slightly disengaged) and that she would be someone I would like to work with.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Workday in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone screen with recruiter

    2. A few days later, phone interview with hiring manager

    3. Given a test to complete over the weekend

    4. A few days later, invited for an in-person interview. Talked with 4 different people over 2 hours; very efficient. Not everyone seemed familiar with my resume/background, but they were all interested in figuring out cultural fit.

    5. The next week, I went in for another in-person. 3 people this time, more senior. Same thing, and these people seemed even more concerned with fit.

    6. A week or so later, I had a third in-person. They are really thorough during the interview process in terms of how many people you speak to and what levels they are on. The final person I met with was a C-level executive.

    In general, none of the questions were difficult. I came prepared to defend my abilities, and it was much more about learning who I am as a person and how I work with others. We talked a LOT about culture.

    Negotiation Details
    I was offered much more than I expected and given a better title than I interviewed for. I felt that the compensation package was really generous.

    My only complaint was that this process took a lot longer than the rest of the interview process, but they kept communicating with me throughout.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Quality Assurance Engineer - Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Workday in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    A group of interviewees arrived at 7:45am. We had to shout 'Workday' at the top of our lungs before they proceeded.
    We spent 90 minutes introducing ourselves to the recruiters and the recruiters doing the same.
    Then went went to 6 interviews, 30 minutes each, back to back with only a very short pause between each.
    After the interviews they catered Togos to us and we ate alongside about the interviewers and recruiters.
    Then they gave us a 1 hour demo how their espresso language ui qa ui system works.
    After that we got a 1 hour demo on the Workday product.
    Lastly they took us to the break room and let us socialize with regular employees.
    After that we said goodbye.

    Interview Questions
    • 5 out of 6 interviewers 1st question was: Why Workday?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Production Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Workday.

    Interview Details

    Took 4 months of interviews to get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the offer so I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Associate Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Workday in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview followed by an on-site interview 6-8 weeks later. They didn't contact me for a long time after the initial interview, maybe a month or so.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical interview was entirely UML. A good knowledge of UML and OO design is helpful to doing well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They ask you for a salary range during the on-site interview. It is important to have a good idea of what you want then, with regards to both full compensation and salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Workday in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was with the Manager himself. I had a reference who know him so I managed to circumvent the "Recruiter Checkbox Phone Filter" which Workday is well known for

    Interview Questions
    • "What exactly are you looking for?" I find this hard because I can do a number of things and I don't care to be pidgeon holed into one role.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Workday in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone Interview (30-45 min). Be prepared to state why you're interested in this company as well as this role. Be clear about your previous product management experiences and/or your experience with software. Overall, it's very standard as far as product management interviews go.

    2. Onsite Interview (3 back-to-back + "orientation"). There was a technical, non-coding interview as well as two fit interviews. Having a solid grasp of Internet architecture and the Agile software development pattern is a definite plus.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Workday in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by the recruiter initially and was followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. Cleared the phone interview and was called for onsite interview with 4 people spanning 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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