It’s 6 p.m. on a Thursday, and a break room at Workday’s headquarters in Pleasanton, California is packed. A long table in the back is covered with pizzas, mostly untouched. Dinner can wait—the crowd is here to learn. The 200 people in attendance are members of Generation Workday and they’ve come to hear software engineering manager Kevin Jarvis talk about Workday’s object model. For many of them, Workday is their first professional job since graduating from college. They are the generation known as Millennials, and they represent the future of Workday.
Workday has been ranked in the top 10 among the “50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates” by Fortune.com and Great Places to Work. Megan Baker shares her experience as member of Generation Workday, an early-career development program for Workday employees.