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

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A good place to work and grow

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

ProsLots of talented developers.
An actually useful review process.
A fun environment.
Good forums for feedback to management.
The CEO responds to email.
Developers are treated well.
Working at home for part of the time is okay.
Teamwork is highly valued.
There are opportunities to get trained, and a lot of people form study groups.
Everybody is very collegial and helpful; if you ask for help they won't leave you until the problem is solved.

ConsNo free lunch - it is a bit of a pain to get lunch every day.
There is a bit of a separation of the dev and the non-dev part. Not a lot of mixing is going on the devs actually work in a separate building.
The good management sometimes leads to inflexible budgets. Everything is planned and if you want to add later there has to be a real good explanation.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare some more of the fruits of success with the workers.
Keep and keep improving the open communication between management and devs.
Make training more accessible.

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

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    The management transparency is inspiring - I feel included, a real stakeholder.

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    San Mateo, CA

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


    Pros: The core principles of rationality, integrity and collegiality are more than principles - they are… Cons: Sometimes being a public company requires we make decisions that are less rational to those affected… Advice to Senior Management: Involve lower level management in key decisions that affect them,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than a year


    Pros: I feel very fortunate to work for Guidewire. The job requires a lot, but there is always someone there to lend a helping hand when… Cons: There is no tuition reimbursement, which I find to be a bit unfortunate. If they were offering tuition reimbursement, there… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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