Racism at Workday?

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Feb 13 30 Comments

I heard that interview process at Workday is biased and they prefer whites over browns ... and it is unlike other companies in Bay Area.

Is that true?

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  • Salesforce ZipBomb
    Brown breads have more fiber over whites. They really ought to take care of their diet
    Feb 13 1
    • Berkeley Lab look look
      Only if OP can understand Morse code 😉
      Feb 13
  • Microsoft ddffghf
    Considering how racist we (Indians) are as a community (and not necessarily all individual Indians), I don't think there is much to complain.
    We are one of the few extremely primitive/regressive cultures that's still obsessed with lineage and race (open any Indian marriage portal) in 2019, that racism against Indians fades in comparison.
    Feb 13 0
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    • Apple 🗣ur🧠
      I’d go along with this. I think maybe the only brand of companies where you might have 51%+ white majority are the companies that require US security clearance.
      Feb 13
  • Apple 🗣ur🧠
    Browns? Nice subtle racist label there OP. All aboard the #failboat. Serious answer: I have no idea. Maybe they have limited overhead they want to spend on visa sponsorship. Does that make them racist to prefer not sponsoring visas when they don’t have to in order to attract the talent they’re looking for? Don’t they use their own proprietary tech stack? Don’t need to tap a global work force when you’re mainly using home grown technologies.
    Feb 13 5
    • Dropbox jLgb07
      Reading between the lines, does workday hire Chinese and Russian? Not brown, but super prevalent in tech and requires visas.
      Feb 13
    • Apple 🗣ur🧠
      Asking the wrong guy. I just answer weird questions with other questions. It’s the Socratic method.
      Feb 13
    • eBay
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      I am a US citizen, I saw the color of faces of my interviewers change when they found out I am "brown". My name is a common Christian name!
      Feb 13
    • Apple 🗣ur🧠
      You too? I’m also from the brown lineage. 🙌 BTW, it’s English, Scottish, and Irish. 🍺
      Feb 13
    • Blue apron Imvisiting
      If they went purple they were likely choking.
      Feb 13
  • Workday nPTs50
    Dude, the CEO is Indian and as a brown person myself, I can honestly say I have never faced any racism. From what I’ve seen, hiring managers only hire the truly exceptional when they require visas however .
    Feb 18 2
    • eBay
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      Kool-Aid 😂
      Feb 18
    • Workday nPTs50
      *Kool-aid (for future reference at least get it right)
      Feb 19
  • Microsoft / Eng Wwjjwjsh
    I find it funny everytime Indians questioning or suspecting racism whenever they don’t see half are Indians. It is the other way usually. Indians hire and promote Indians. Ask Americans, Russians, Italians and Chinese who are the most likely racist in hiring and promoting. Also, last time I checked, if US companies can find talents locally they don’t need to hire visa holders.
    Feb 13 2
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      Lots of brown people are US Citizens as well. Workday just pass over them.
      Feb 13
    • Microsoft / Eng Wwjjwjsh
      That is victim mentality. Perhaps their communication skills didn’t fit the style of engineers in Workday or native speakers. That should be understandable where communication is important. Also, if I know a person who favors only his people, I would not want to hire that person knowing this political person will hire only the people close to him. There are so many Indians who hire Indians primarily. Yet, some people like OP complain when they find one company that doesn’t have many Indians and accuse as racist. This is like people in North Kore are accusing US as having a dictator. I am very sure there is a lot more case of Indians passing non Indians over others passing Indians. In fact, I have never seen any teams without an Indian which suggests they had no problem hiring Indians. Unless you really think Workday has a policy to reject based on skin color, people will hire Indians. Also how do you know they rejected Indian citizens? There are a lot fewer US citizens. Indians only started coming during 2000 ish IT boom whereas people from different world has a long history. If you didn’t find an Indian there, I am pretty sure you wouldn’t find many visa holders there. Due to difficulty of visa transfer etc, many non big tech companies hire people who don’t need visas. In that case, you would see a few past visa holders.
      Feb 18
  • Intel / Sales x86dude
    Browns?
    Feb 13 4
    • Synopsys anon57
      Indians/ desi's
      Feb 13
    • eBay
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      Indians and others, non-whites!
      Feb 13
    • Intel / Sales x86dude
      You just took racism to another level 🤦🏻‍♂️
      Feb 13
    • Not all non whites are brown
      Feb 13
  • Workday / Eng allabtprep
    I’ve been at Workday for over 5 years now have never faced any kind of racism. I’m a brown Engineering Manager and I don’t look at race while hiring people. We are always looking for strong, collaborative engineers to add to our teams. diversity is huge for us at Workday!!
    Mar 1 0
  • Dropbox jLgb07
    Workday must have a hard time filling head count if they don’t accept browns.
    Feb 13 4
    • eBay
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      That's why they're are in East Bay, and pay special attention to "cultural fit".
      Feb 13
    • Google good sport
      What? East Bay is super Indian (except Oakland, which is mostly the other type of “brown”).
      Feb 13
    • eBay
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      Commuters, from North Bay! Danville and above ...
      Feb 13
    • Apple 🗣ur🧠
      The cultural fit will be “I’m tired of catching the commuter shuttle, BART/ACE and just want a 15 minute commute for once.”
      Feb 13
  • Workday jare
    I haven't been here long enough to drink the kool-aid. That bring said, I'm not brown but like ~30%+ my team is (engineering all the way to managers) I don't see a problem with that and it sounds like you are pretty adamant in "proving" some sort of racism or bias...
    Mar 4 0
  • Workday blind321
    The workday San Mateo office (Prism Analytics org) is 80 or 90% non-white, mainly Indian.
    I think this OP is either trolling or completely divorced from reality
    Mar 4 1
    • Microsoft euchrbdj
      Or maybe that 10% bothered him. Racists usually don’t want to see a single person of different race. He wants to see all are Indians.
      Mar 4

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