View All num of num See all Photos Guidewire This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.guidewire.com www.guidewire.com Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 328 Reviews 283 Salaries 102 Interviews 117 Jobs Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Guidewire 328 Interview Question Documentation Manager Interview Foster City, CA Guidewire Without any prior warning, the second technical writer to interview me attempted to give me a test of my technical knowledge. The first question asked was related to programming. I am not a programmer, and never claimed to be. The "surprise quiz", on matters that are really not relevant to the MANAGEMENT of a documentation group, felt hostile. Tags: programming, management, technical writing, inappropriate interview maneuvers See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Answer Interview Answer 1 Answer ▲ 1 ▼ The test was totally out of left-field. Writing about programming is not the same as programming; managing people who write about programming requires MANAGEMENT chops, and a knowledge of the programming process -- not expertise in coding per se! Interview Candidate on Jan 1, 2013 Flag as Inappropriate Thank you! Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it. Oops! We're sorry but your feedback didn't make it to the team. Your input is valuable to us — would you mind trying again? Send Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.