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Good rational company focused on achieving its mission

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Current Employee - Implementation Consultant
Current Employee - Implementation Consultant

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

Pros

The compensation is good and there isn't a lot of 'fluff' to wade through in order to do your job. On the contrary, they expect you to be focused on success and they try to support you. Guidewire can do this because they try hard to make sure your goals are the company's goals, and the company's stated goals are its real goals.

Cons

The company does have high expectations and in certain areas, tight demands.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Shipping quality code at a sustainable pace

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The code you write ships. Priorities are stable, you know what you'll be working on tomorrow. Good planning and high quality reduce crunch time and fires. Strong product management team does a great job defining and prioritizing work.

    Cons

    Two-year release cycle. Not-invented-here syndrome. Decade-old libraries and frameworks. The lack of modern architecture makes it difficult for high-skilled engineers to apply their knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sustainable pace of development and stable priorities are big assets, continue to protect them. Customers may not care about decade-old technology and a home-grown stack, but engineers like to maintain their marketability.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Nothing better than loving coming to work and loving the people you work with and for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative atmosphere
    Always something new to learn and always someone to help.

    Cons

    If you are coming from a cube or office as a developer you are in for a change. Turns out change can be good.
    Commuting benefits compared to other companies are lacking. For example, no caltrain subsidiary or bus lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive in the employee landscape of silicon valley. Make it easier to come to Foster City.

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