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An amazing place to work!

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

I have been working at Guidewire full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Imagine a place where the type of work you do means something, the people you work with are bright and respected, your skills will contribute, and your opinion matters. Well this is the place and when people constantly wonder what makes Guidewire great, this is the simple formula. There is no magic to it....there are no fancy free meals nor foosball tables around every corner; the pay won't make you feel like you are in Private Equity, but at the end of the day those are not the things that produce sustained happiness in employees. This is a place that just believes in its mission and products, hires intelligent people who share that vision, and is led by a rock solid management team who care.

Cons

The pay could be higher to compete with the top firms in the software industry. Vacation is average and benefits could be improved.

Advice to Management

- Maintaining company culture is the key to success at Guidewire.
- Ensure that new hires in leadership positions fit the culture.
- Keep strict hiring standards - if not even make the interview process more detailed and thorough.
- Be as visible as you can to all employees no matter how busy you are with client or sales work. Try to maintain that small company feel regardless of company size.

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  1. The best company I have ever worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture. Everybody embraces three core values (integrity, rationality, and collegiality).
    - Work/life balance
    - Smart people
    - Innovative (We have our own programming language called Gosu)
    - Market leader in the industry
    - Care about employee career path

    Cons

    - May not be as well known as consumer internet companies
    - Insurance may not sound that attractive


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Things work well in dev, I would not change anything


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