View All num of num See all Photos Guidewire www.guidewire.com Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 335 Reviews 293 Salaries 114 Interviews 91 Jobs Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview 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 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 Interviews > Documentation Manager > Guidewire Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.