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Respect, challenge, fun: that's the summary of Guidewire

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  • Work/Life Balance
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Guidewire

Pros

First and foremost, we put out great products. Our products run businesses, and our Claims systems are critical in helping people in times of crisis. And we have a great time doing it! Decisions about how we develop software, who does what, and our schedules are mostly driven from the lowest level possible. This is the most egalitarian place I've ever worked, where everyone's opinions matter and senior managers don't make "because I said so" decisions. We have fun with each other, people are expected to do their jobs, and nobody looks over their shoulder to check up on them.

Cons

Because decision-making is bottom up, we spend a lot of time in emails and meetings doing communication, aligning different teams and direction. It's also a bit chaotic, and you have to get used to a bit uncertainty at all times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out better ways to get new people to understand the chaos, to shorten the learning curve when you're first starting out with the company.

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    Great Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Guidewire

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits
    Flexible
    Stand behind their products

    Cons

    Poor communication to non management employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Workplace for the employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire

    Pros

    Good attitude towards work and life balance. Most people have professional conduct

    Cons

    The growth has caused friction and the teams are working through them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control the growth to avoid burning people out. Product plan is too aggressive across the board

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