Workday Internal Candidate Interview Policy.

Workday whoami?
Sep 21, 2018 10 Comments

What you guys think about the "talk to your manager before I can interview you" policy around the company? Is this common across other tech companies?

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  • Amazon / Eng
    Spoiled

    Amazon Eng

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    Spoiledmore
    This is so teams do not poach people from each other or use it to play politics. The idea is that you and your manager should both agree that he can no longer offer you the career development in your current team, and then he can support you through transitions.
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • Workday whoami?
    OP
    So the company would rathar have talent leave than move internally?
    Sep 21, 2018 3
    • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
      How did you draw that conclusion from what I just said?
      Sep 21, 2018
    • Workday whoami?
      OP
      If a candidate needs thier managers permission to interview internally (not before getting recruited), imagine what happens if the interview does not go well. Now this person is back with their manager, at their mercy, may even miss out on salary increases inspite of having done a good job
      Sep 21, 2018
    • Berkeley Lab Fees bad
      Talent is useless if you don’t know how to work together
      Sep 21, 2018
  • Workday whoami?
    OP
    Also remember that there are plenty of young, inexperienced managers with inflated egos.
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • Workday LCAx28
    You are encouraged to give your manager a heads-up before you apply and not ask “permission.”
    Dec 6, 2018 0
  • Workday / Eng
    blindster

    Workday Eng

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    blindstermore
    There is no clear answer to this, it’s a case-by-case situation. Generally speaking, if you have good working relationship with you manager, telling your manager is actually better for you, so he/she can help you find a better team within Workday. Wish you luck buddy!
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • The Standard Cafekc
    It’s common in most large companies to give your leader a courtesy heads up. Also a good leader will often call the prospective leader and endorse you to the prospective leader if you are a good performer!
    Sep 21, 2018 0
  • Collective Health / Eng FlowersHi
    It makes sense. Otherwise your manager might not like that guy for taking away people he needs on his team. If you want to move somewhere without manager approval, look outside the company.
    Sep 21, 2018 0