Guidewire
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www.guidewire.com Foster City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Mateo, CA

ProsFirst 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.

ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementFigure 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros: Compensation and benefits Flexible Stand behind their products Cons: Poor communication to non management employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I have been working at Guidewire


    Pros: Good attitude towards work and life balance. Most people have… Cons: The growth has caused friction and the teams are working… Advice to Senior Management: Control the growth to avoid burning people out. Product plan… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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