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Collegial work environment with very friendly and bright people

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

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

Pros

Guidewire has a very friendly atmosphere, and the company works hard to preserve its start-up culture. The company provides a great learning environment for summer interns, and I found that mentors and managers were all very supportive. In general, there is a great work-life balance at Guidewire.

Cons

Software engineering teams consists of seasoned engineers, but the company is working towards hiring new college graduates from top-tier engineering schools.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Hiring and Laying off at the same time?!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidewire

    Pros

    Good place to work and build a career if you last long enough.
    Good co-workers albeit hiring standards seem to be dropping.
    Excellent stock plan if you last long enough to have it vested.

    Cons

    Layoffs are not performance based! You boss and your boss's boss will have no idea until the day it actually happens. As such people who have never worked with you will make the decision.
    The same day the layoffs took place we were asked to share the available positions in our social networks! Thus, at the same time there are layoffs there are positions available but no attempt to re-assign individuals! Instead, when one poses the question you are told: "You are welcome to re-apply"--do you know how silly that sounds?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the opinion of your lower management on layoffs--I lost an excellent colleague and I can think of one or two other individuals that were not as productive.
    Forecast better--stop going on hiring sprees followed by layoffs just a few months later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best company I have ever worked with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Caliber colleagues and senior management.
    An open and responsible culture; never let down a customer.
    Product and solution that are admired by customers and prospects.

    Cons

    Personally, I have never been able to refer anyone here. For a while the HR team was clunky. And most of my friends are burnt out by lack of timely response. So I do not have a chance of bringing anyone I know into this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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