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Best place I have ever worked: smart people, tough challenges, collegial and collaborative environment

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Current Employee - Product Development in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Product Development in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Guidewire full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

No nonsense environment, free of the negativity that so many silicon valley companies seem to have. After working at big companies and small ones in the bay area for the past 25 years, I can unequivocally say that this is the best company I have ever worked at.

Cons

We don't have as many "perks" as some silicon valley companies, but overall you have to decide how important that is to you. For me, working at a place where I like and respect my colleagues is much more important. I really do like my job, and that's worth a lot.

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Keep on doing what you're doing, it seems to be a winning formula: great sales, morale is great, environment is great.

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  1. Perfect place to work so far

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    Current Employee - Implementation Architect
    Current Employee - Implementation Architect

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Incredibly helpful co-workers who go out of their way to help you when you have an issue
    Clear definition for how to move up in the company
    Interesting projects that change often
    Oppurtunities to change your role in the company
    Working on tools that make a real difference to our clients

    Cons

    Need to travel every week (if you are in professional services)
    Some gaps in the documentation we use on a daily basis

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  2. Guidewire an oasis of collegiality for software developers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome people!
    A truly collegial environment. People will work with you through a problem instead of assigning blame.
    Great culture
    Work at Home Policy - Teams are flexible for those who use it and people don't abuse it.
    Technology focus.
    Great business model
    Good work/life balance.
    Management is responsive to constructive criticism.

    Cons

    No cafeteria, although this is mitigated by snacks.
    There is a shutdown policy for several days during the holidays which makes sense. The burn is that it gets deducted from your PTO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow intelligently. Now that we have gone through the successful IPO, pay more attention to employee perks as a tool for keeping employees happy. Continue to listen to employees and encourage feedback.

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