Guidewire
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www.guidewire.com Foster City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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

Dev Related (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

ProsPeople 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThings work well in dev, I would not change anything

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Collegial work environment with very friendly and bright people

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire as an intern for 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… Cons: Software engineering teams consists of seasoned engineers, but the company… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Hiring and Laying off at the same time?!

    Anonymous Employee (Current 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Get the opinion of your lower management on layoffs--I lost an excellent colleague and I can think of one or… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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