Guidewire

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Good culture, getting big and slow, so-so benefits

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

People are nice
Work is easy

Cons

Low salary.
Benefit average.
Less and less great engineers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less managers who just walk around and avoiding risk.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A nice place to work with nice people in a very successful market of enterprise apps for the insurance industry

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    Current Employee - Dev Related in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Dev Related in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People work well together in development
    The use of Agile development fosters team work
    Your are responsible for your work, managers try to remove obstacles and not "manage" you
    Very profitable and very stable revenue stream
    Stock keeps going up
    Very nice work/life balance, good for people with familes
    less stress than most other Silicon Valley companies as the release cycle is over a year long

    Cons

    Some other tech companies have better benefits
    you are not working on the absolute cutting edge of technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things work well in dev, I would not change anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Hiring and Laying off at the same time?!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
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