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Wonderful company with great prospects. Extremely supportive.

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Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Workday full-time (less than a year)

Pros

- Great benefits
- Clear an apparent advancement opportunities
- Supportive leadership offering mentorship where appropriate
- Flexible, understanding working environment
- Clean modular codebase
- Willingness to listen to newcomers' ideas

Cons

- Too much training
- Not enough pressure to push yourself
- Social events and startup attitude seem forced for such a large company
- App development platform is very slow and cumbersome to use

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While I think they have created an excellent product and a great place to work, they are underutilizing their engineering staff. This obviously affects different people differently, but there is no real pressure to push yourself. Thsis is a severe mismanagment of the high-potential talent. At best, it leads to suboptimal performance; at worst, it leads to boredom and loss of talent.

Also, the training is far too cushy and extensive. Research has demonstrated time and time again the superior effectiveness of on-the-job training, but Workday instead forces employees to attend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company with unlimited opportunity...

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Workday full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Flat organization
    - Accessible executive leadership
    - Innovative
    - High Growth
    - Amazing culture
    - Great people
    - Opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    - High-Growth can be exciting, but stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we continue to grow, we would love to maintain the visibility and accessibility we currently have to learn from all of you

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  2. Workday is a company determined to keep its customers and employees happy... and it shows!

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    Former Intern - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Intern - Associate Applications Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Workday as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Workday is a fast-growing company that aims to deliver a high-quality SaaS product, but also does not overwork its employees. Company culture includes an annual company picnic, bring your child to Workday, and various company-sponsored events (note, this was all during one summer as an intern).

    Cons

    The proprietary application development language is not something you can put on a resume, but the development and problem-solving skills you learn by using it can.

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