Guidewire

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Great first intern experience working at a modern software company.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Guidewire as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Very intelligent group of people working at Guidewire, strong adherence to agile development practices, everyone is willing to help out in any way possible.

As this was my first intern experience working at a software company, I did not know what to expect. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised at how modern software companies run today. The atmosphere and environment at Guidewire are what make working there truly an enjoyable experience.

Cons

The insurance realm is not particularly interesting (but working on the software can be somewhat more removed, making it more interesting)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company is OK, management not very seasoned

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - good worklife balance
    - lots of smart people in development

    Cons

    - technology and domain is boring
    - old timers not seemed to be open to new ideas, too many homegrown technologies
    - engineering managers have very little experience
    - company is somewhat cheap, sardine- like workplace, noisy and lots of distraction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    development is starting to see lots of politics, please install experienced managers than promote people that have little or no management experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Professional, open culture and Customer focussed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Test driven development.
    Many very talented individuals.
    Excellent Work and Life balance.
    Customer success is one of the main focus.
    Fairly open communication.
    Huge variety of Customers.
    Focus on building very high quality products.

    Cons

    Management hierarchy developing in the last of departments (Engineering) and this may not be good.
    Although different from many other companies, the performance review system is sometimes questionable.
    Since the focus is on P&C insurance companies, options for creating a lot of products may not be possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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