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

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Current Employee - Software Consultant in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Software Consultant in San Mateo, CA

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

Pros

The core principles of rationality, integrity and collegiality are more than principles - they are part of every decision, at least that is the express goal of management and employees alike.

Cons

Sometimes being a public company requires we make decisions that are less rational to those affected than they might be. We had a minor layoff and to the individuals it seemed harsh.

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Involve lower level management in key decisions that affect them, to the degree possible.

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    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (more than an 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 my workload gets to be too much. Everyone, including upper management, is kind, patient and willing to help out, as well as teach me along the way. It's refreshing to work here!

    Cons

    There is no tuition reimbursement, which I find to be a bit unfortunate. If they were offering tuition reimbursement, there is no doubt that I would be back in school now, learning and growing to be a more impactful employee.

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    Still loving Guidewire after 5 years of working there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    In 25 plus years of working in tech, I can honestly say this is the first company I've worked for where I know its core values (collegiality, rationality, integrity) and believe that management and staff alike abide by them. I know it sounds corny, but we are collegial to the max. You never hear anyone say "that's not my job." I also fully trust our executive team. Marcus, the CEO, is brilliant and definitely a leader with integrity.

    We've had some instances where a person in a manager role wasn't doing a great job. In most companies, that person would simply be let go. At Guidewire, I know of a couple of cases where former managers were invited to step into individual contributor roles instead of leaving the company. I really value this flexibility.

    Cons

    I can't think of many cons. Sometimes Guidewire is slow to let someone go who isn't doing his/her job well and is not a good fit for the company. On a minor note, I disapprove of our jury duty policy: we're given just 3 days reimbursement for jury duty. I feel this discourages employees from doing their civic duty.

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    Keep on doing what you're doing now!

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