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Workday Software Development Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri
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20 Ratings
  1. "Great people, fun workplace, not much responsibility"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Co-Op in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    Was able to learn at my own pace Incredible people Great work place Fun Good compensation

    Cons

    I think felt there was no push to get work done quickly which made it hard to be super motivated

    Workday2019-06-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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

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

    Pros

    * Culture * Work-Life Balance * Caring Management Team * Great Talent Pool * Career Growth and Development Workday is really good at finding peoples' strengths and fitting them to positions that enable them to be their best. It's a win-win. I have been with the company since January of 2013 and I have to say, this company is the best place I have had to privilege to work for. I'm looking forward to continued...

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    Cons

    The only downside is that we don't have a large enough venue for our kick-ass company meetings :-)

    Advice to Management

    I see very little politics at Workday. Management has done a good job of empowering and enabling career development.

    Workday2019-05-11
  3. "Top notch company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very focused on providing a great place to work, either in the office or remotely. After decades in this business, this is the only place I've worked where I don't think I could name a single "disgruntled employee."

    Cons

    Like any engineering organization, some of the technology decisions are maddening, but usually driven by keeping service reliable for customers.

    Workday2019-02-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely nice and smart coworkers"

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

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

    Pros

    Workday has a great culture of teamwork and kindness. From what I've experienced since starting here, there seems to be a minimal amount of politics and ego issues. Work life balance and work hour flexibility is great.

    Cons

    Compensation is fair but not as competitive as other companies in the bay area. This might be because it's based in Pleasanton.

    Workday2019-03-01
  5. "Simply amazing"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An awesome place to work where everyone is friendly .. great culture, massive product with a lot of interesting and challenging parts .. solid benefits

    Cons

    A considerable amount of the technologies used in Workday are proprietary technologies

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it is really working

    Workday2019-01-02
  6. "Great place to work. Friendly and Helpful people."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled and Good people. Great Remuneration.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Workday2018-10-23
  7. Helpful (48)

    "Management, management, management."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Flexible hours. Quite a few perks/events.

    Cons

    Management is slowly getting worse. "Employee first" is no longer true for every team. Management. Management. Management. Only good when landing on the right team.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to care more about individual growth for the employee. That's the only way talent is not lost. Some teams are being treated completely differently than others because of managers...

    Workday2018-08-01
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (32)

    "Don't come here right out of college"

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

    I worked at Workday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to land a job right out of college as a software engineer Can easily go on cruise control if thats your thing Unlimited PTO Flexible wfh policy

    Cons

    Coming here right out of college as a SDE really set me back in terms of my skills and my career path. The biggest obstacle is using xpresso, workday's proprietary language that is specifically designed to make building workday application features very VERY easy. Try explaining xpresso during interviews - you will be met with a lot of confused looks. It is also a skill that isn't transferrable and it silos you as an...

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    Advice to Management

    It looks like the business itself is doing well, so you guys probably overlook a lot of stuff in terms of employee satisfaction and career growth. My feedback would be to encourage the growth of your employee's skills and abilities especially for engineering - but again - you guys probably don't care since the stock price keeps going up anyways.

    Workday2018-09-30
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Just Too Much Expected"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Workday for less than a year

    Pros

    People go out of their way to help you get things done. Free bagels and fruit in the morning!

    Cons

    If you like working 60 hours every week without being thanked for the extra effort...

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in your decision making processes, especially with regards to personnel changes.

    Workday2018-09-15
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