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Internships at Guidewire are great!

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Former Employee - Summer Intern in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Summer Intern in Foster City, CA

I worked at Guidewire as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Everyone was extremely friendly to all of the interns, and all other new employees. I immediately felt comfortable talking to anyone, no matter what their job title or position was.

The project I was givin was challenging enough to be interesting, but not overwhelming. The intern supervisor also emphasized that we should enjoy our time there and not worry too much about completing our project if it would take too much.

The office is also nice and has lots of food and drinks around.

Interns were also given chances to meet various managers and executives for lunch, and ask them questions about anything.

Cons

Sometimes policies, such as timesheets, were a bit confusing, but it was a slight distraction not a big problem.

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    Great first intern experience working at a modern software company.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company is OK, management not very seasoned

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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