Guidewire

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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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    Collegial work environment with very friendly and bright people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Hiring and Laying off at the same time?!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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