Workday Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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Workday Co-Founder and co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
Aneel Bhusri, Chano Fernandez
49 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great culture and work life balance

    Jan 19, 2022 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I've enjoyed working for Workday. They've got a great culture, everyone is very friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    A downside of the culture is that people can be too friendly especially people leaders which means getting constructive feedback can be difficult which can impact growth in role

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good Company

    Jan 10, 2022 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good starting place to learn

    Cons

    Depending on what team you end up on, some might not be the most interesting in comparison to others (same as most places)

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work for

    Dec 6, 2021 - Software Engineer III in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Annual leave policy Good compensation strategy

    Cons

    Inhouse technology Management can be blind to non performers

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  4. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Great working place!

    Nov 29, 2021 - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good salary Great managment in the company

    Cons

    Sometimes you'll do repetitive work

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  5. 4.0
    Current Intern

    n/a

    Nov 17, 2021 - Software Engineer(Internship) in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A good place to work Good culture

    Cons

    Working from home due to covid

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good culture but no remote work

    Oct 21, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good culture, good people, some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Company has lost its way with it's approach to remote working. Leaders aren't listening to the market or current employees.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    workday

    Nov 4, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    No full time from home post Covid 19 for all employees

    Cons

    workday is good, employees are important

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Unbelievable Work Environment

    Sep 22, 2021 - Senior Associate Software Applications Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great support from everyone on my team. Since you learn Workday's proprietary languages (XO and YP) everyone on your team can help you and understand what it's like having to learn it. I thought it was going to be another "fake" American tech giant company, but I really feel like everyone here is happy and genuine. My first day I was set up completely without any issues gaining access to anything. Meetings are only held when it makes sense, and we use our videos so you actually see the people you are working with. You get meaningful messages and gifts from the company (extra days off, food & sweets, high quality backpacks, tech equipment, gym memberships, events..) I'll honestly never leave.

    Cons

    XO and YP are Workday's proprietary languages and if you plan on jumping ship in the future without having kept up to date on the other languages you know, you may feel lacking in experience. But they make it very clear to you what you're signing up for.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to Work

    Sep 9, 2021 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    very nice company culture in Workday

    Cons

    Free food is not provided at Workday

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company but watch out Graduate Application Developers.

    Jul 13, 2021 - Applications Developer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People were great, building was a fun place! Compensation and package overall is good! The summer/Christmas parties were unreal! The company has quite an employee centric philosophy overall so it is a great place to work. The proprietary language/stack has one benefit for graduate. Amongst new hires from graduate to senior, everybody has to learn the new language and stack. If you can learn it quickly an excel in it, you can become more valuable than a more experienced person with less experience in the proprietary stack. This can help you gain more responsibility and become a leader :) These are great benefits and workday is a great place overall.

    Cons

    Workday is ahead of the curve in many ways, but for me in these areas it was sub-par and something I believe that needs fixing. The following cons come not just from my own experience but also from other colleagues and friends within Wday. The proprietary stack is a double edged sword for graduates. 1. You aren't working with current industry standard tech, or building skills that are easily generalisable to other roles. 2. It can therefore feel like you've pigeon holed yourself. 3. This can leave you with a weakspot for technical interviews with other companies in the future. Joining as a graduate can mean you are artificially held back this a notional timeline that dictates how fast you can advance, be promoted or have compensation adjusted. A common thing is that you cannot be promoted within a year of joining or within a year of your last promotion. Since evaluations are twice a year, realistically it can be 18 months before you can even be considered for promotion or advancement. The counterpoint of this, is that new joiners can get an aggressive package. Someone with the same amount of experience as you can join later and receive a better compensation package. This can leave current employees feeling less valued. This also encourages churn. This also means that opportunities are given to people based on time they've spent with the company rather than capability. Past contributions or current performance. can't trump time spent with company. This can lead to frustration within teams. The best way to break out of standard timelines or seek a compensation adjustment is to find a new job, get an offer and let workday know that you have other options.

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