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Workday Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 17, 2019

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4.0
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  1. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very generous and relax workplace, work life balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to up-skill and grow

    Workday2019-11-15
  2. "Company with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some time have to work late to overlap with head office in California

    Workday2019-12-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time

    Pros

    I’ve been working at Workday for more than 2 years, overall it is a great experience

    Cons

    Growth problems, recent reorganization’s made some good people leave the company

    Workday2019-10-09
  4. Helpful (40)

    "Too much politics by management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Workday RSU, ESPP, 401k , Salary is above industry standard

    Cons

    Worst managers, too much politics. Too many worthless people from Oracle who brings their friends even they can't do the job. Blame game is all over. Too many levels of managers. Company is still not profitable! Managers talk/ criticizes about employees looks in their own language which is non English. No HR or HR is a joke. This whole company is a joke. They hire HR for QA Engineers work. Now you understand the standard of this company. As long as you are less than a year here you will like to work here. Once you understand your worthless manager is doing politics with you, you will lose interest about the work and the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Terminate every 2nd level / Sr managers. They do nothing except politics.

    Workday2019-06-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, good energy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management seem to know where they need to take the company.

    Cons

    Less than perfect facilities. Parking is a problem, so are availability of restrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it.

    Workday2019-01-09
  6. "Love the people there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Engineering team are working hard and talented. Love to work with.

    Cons

    It's pretty competitive env. Career growth could be challenging.

    Workday2019-01-11
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company works hard to retain talent and make it a great place to work

    Cons

    Proprietary technology can be a bit uninteresting after a while

    Workday2018-09-23
  8. "Really like it at Workday"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, and the company values the employees.

    Cons

    Not many down sides I can think of.

    Workday2017-12-11
  9. Helpful (54)

    "Filled with SAP, Dell, EMC, Peoplesoft Rejects - Stay AWAY!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - bagels every morning, telecommute, pet-friendly - store and restaurant discounts - near BART and mall

    Cons

    - Come here if you want to sink your engineering career. This place is filled with tech garbage no one really cares for like gerrit, openstack, and nagios. Their platform is built on proprietary language, xpresso, that is useless outside the company. - Many people come here from companies like SAP, DELL, and EMC to seek shelter and safe heaven under the illusion the Workday HR promotes as the company's "core values". - Most groups are filled with garbage tech workers - Workday tries to recycle them by placing them into roles they are unfit for. - Many managers are unsuited for their role. Promotion is run if you have influence in the Peoplesoft's boys club - former Oracle employees. - The salary is very low, low 401K matching, and subpar benefits. There is no free meals aside of bagels. You will have to spend money around to eat and it is not cheap! - This place feels like an unionized train station - no one says a negative word about the company, everyone goes "yes, sir" or "yes, ma'am" to their unqualified supervisors. - Reviews are completely biased. If you are good friends with your manager or someone above him/her, you will get good reviews. - HR is useless and a complete waste of company resources. Many don't show up to the office for days, only if there is a team meeting or company event. Many are spending time writing fake great reviews on public sites about Workday's culture. - The company is stuck in old school management and tech - there is no push for good tech like microservices and containers. - If you have an offer from Workday, please do yourself a big favor and go for a company that will help you grow.

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    Advice to Management

    Give an opportunity for those who are bringing innovative tech and ideas to the company. Hire millennials with good education and embrace change that will help the company grow outside the box. You are doomed to fail if you continue like this.

    Workday2017-11-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture and work life. Mixed bag of technology."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management and coworkers are friendly and excel at their jobs. I have the freedom to work remote when necessary and I am given a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Proprietary technology is a mixed bag. While I think it's a powerful programming language, I think it's hampered me in my learning. However, many people have made moves to other teams that do not use proprietary language so there is room to move within the company.

    Workday2017-11-08
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