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  • Workday tries to make a positive company culture for their employees, but recent growth has contributed to some changes
  • They have good office perks and benefits
  • Compensation is considered average-high compared to other similar companies
Interview Process

The interview process for a software engineer can take 4-8 weeks.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Technical phone interview
Includes questions specific to Java and OOP. Candidates are also asked a coding question over screen share
Stage 3: Onsite interview
The onsite lasts several hours and consists of individual interview sessions - 1 coding, 1 system design round, and a lot of behavioral/resume background questions. The questions are technical and whiteboard problems.

The average interview process for a data scientist at Workday takes from 2-4 weeks.

Stage 1: Phone screen with a recruiter.
Stage 2: Technical phone interview with hiring manager.
The questions are typical machine learning and data science questions - with some data structures and algorithms questions.
Stage 3: Onsite interview.
The onsite consists of 5 interviews with different team members, hiring managers, and executives. The questions are about programming skills, algorithmic skills, data structures, and anything related to machine learning techniques.

The interview process for a product/experience/UX UI designer at Workday takes 3 weeks on average.

Stage 1: Phone interview is with the hiring manager.
Stage 2: Onsite interview.
The onsite is with 5 or 6 people, including the hiring manager.

The interview process for a product manager takes 3 weeks on average.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter.
Stage 2: Technical phone interview with hiring manager.
Stage 3: Onsite interview.
The onsite consists of a team lunch followed by several 1-on-1 interviews with different teams (development, quality assurance, product management). This also includes a case study on the design of a product feature (assigned to the candidate prior to the interview), where the candidate is asked questions about why this feature is important. The questions are mostly behavioral and experience related.

Interview Questions
  • How do you enact garbage collection in Java?
  • What is serialization?
  • Questions about the OOP.
  • String manipulation questions
  • UML Zoo diagram.
  • Design a database for recording workouts.
  • Look up for palindromes.
  • Standard DS&A questions with linked lists & strings.
  • What is polymorphism?
  • Given a list of lists, find the smallest interval of numbers that includes a number from each list.
  • Python threads and GIL.
  • Find the path between 2 words in a dictionary changing only one letter in the path.
  • Improve on this UML diagram.
  • Create a UML diagram of a filesystem.
  • Reverse an integer without using string operations.
  • Determine if given strings are anagrams of each other.
  • What is AWS and how did you use it ?
  • Given data from the world bank, provide insights on a small CSV file.
  • Write a C++ class to perform garbage collection.
  • Given 2 sorted arrays, merge them into 1 array. If the first array has enough space for 2, how do you merge the 2 without using extra space?
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Different classification algorithms
  • Logistic regression vs neural network
  • Integer array - get pairs of values that equal a certain target value.
  • How would you improve the complexity of a list merging algorithm from quadratic to linear?
  • Let's say a project you are working on is on hold, and your PM has not assigned another project for you to do in the meantime. How would you spend your time while waiting for the project to pick up again?
  • Give an example of a time when you were asked to do something that you disagreed with. How did you go about your task and what was the outcome?
  • What are some of your favorite applications? Why? If you were a PM for that app, what would you change about it?
  • How do you engage customers in the product development process?
  • How does this design work on a mobile screen?
  • A question specific to custom integration with a common CRM application.
  • UML Diagram of an airline reservation system
  • Be sure you know the company/product and can be specific about why you love it and what value you would bring.
  • Product design case study: How would you approach the design of feature X? Which would be the first feature the product manager hired for this role would be asked to take ownership of?
About Workday


Workday provides a revolutionary application platform and the next generation of business applications to drive your enterprise's performance. Our applications will be dramatically easy to use, be responsive to your organization's changing needs, and will significantly lower your total cost of ownership.

Employees first isn't just a mantra for us, but a way of life. They are the source of our success and our number one value. After all, our employees help us build a great company, a world-class product, and a better world.

Customer Service
Customer service influences everything we do. From building products to servings customers, we pull out all the stops to give our customers the very best. It's why we lead the industry in customer satisfaction.

We love to test new features, dream up big ideas, and create original approaches because the status quo is just not good enough. It's this thinking that keeps us at the forefront of technology and allows everyone at Workday to innovate.

We fundamentally believe in doing the right thing, even when it's difficult. We say what we mean, and mean what we say. We honor our commitments, treat everyone equally, and cherish honesty above all else.

Sure we work hard. But we play hard, too. From community and company events to following our passions outside of work, we deepen connections with one another and go beyond business as usual.

Profitability is important to us, but it's how we achieve it that truly matters. So we do the right thing, live our values, and make every day fun. Because we know profitability is a by-product of happy employees and happy customers.

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