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Successful and fast growing company facing new challenges. Good short-term outlook

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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

Fortunate with top quality employees and good company culture from the early days.
Good product and customer pipeline so far.

Cons

Talent cultivation and retention remain challenging in recent years. Start to see high exit rate in development for both old timers and newcomers.
Rapid increase in organization hierarchy. Currently six levels from individual contributors to VP in Development.
Inexperienced and disconnected management for a fast growing organization.
Compensation and reward system don't inspire good behavior of individual contributors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Repair visibility by reconnecting with individual contributors.
Avoid evaluating people based on short-term sales or superficial result.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Growing company in Silicon Valley

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    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Guidewire as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of newly created jobs. Overall good management and people. Great tools, technology and processes in place.

    Cons

    Some difficulty in keeping management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent company and consulting environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant

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

    Pros

    The company is committed to customer success like no other and it makes it a very rewarding place to work. The consulting organization, which I am a part of, is full of great people who are a pleasure to work with as well. At least for the next 5 years the prospects for the company look very bright as we have the best product out there that's only getting better.

    Cons

    The insurance industry is not a very exciting place to work in, however being a part of a fun Guidewire team makes things more exciting. At this point it's hard to pinpoint any negatives, however with fast growth there is a risk that the culture in the company will change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on core expertise in P&C insurance for as long as it allows the company to grow as we don't want our focus to be diluted by trying to go into other industries/types of insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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