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

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Interesting place to work , wink wink.

Non Development Role (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

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

ProsGreat work life balance, nice colleagues whom I enjoy collaborating with. I don't feel it is slave driver culture which I have seen in previous jobs. Compensation is on par with market, there is no espp but we do get some equity with hiring package. Love that we have holiday shut down, thirsty thursdays, free sodas /snacks, subsidized membership to the PJCC Gym. I know some feel we need more perks however I believe Guidewire is generous, more so than my prior employers.

ConsPoor people managers, this could be due to lack of development programs for first time managers. Need better processes and systems, may be partly due to inexperienced managers again. Management has been penny wise and pound foolish until now, but i think they turned the corner and realize we need some investments. The so-called great culture depends on which organization you are in. HR does not report into the CEO which is quite strange. CEO is young, not very experienced luckily things are going well. I do wonder what happens if we hit a snag in future and whether he has the know how to manuever us out of a jam, that will be the true test of a good CEO. Performance management process is not really enforced. As result star employees do not always get recognized, and weak employees linger on when they should have been managed out.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in better systems & processes. Make people management skills a higher priority, people are the greatest assets in any organization.

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

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Excellent company to work for - no matter your level

Consultant (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

I have been working at Guidewire as a contractor for more than 5 years


Pros: Really great people all around Cons: Inexperienced people sometimes get promoted Fit for company can be challenging Advice to Senior Management: Look to more than just "good people" to promote, should… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Excellent work-life balance with a collaborative work setting.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

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


Pros: excellent work-life balance, big on knowledge-sharing and transparency, big on collaboration and pair-programming, meaningful and useful intern projects, the walls are white… Cons: our technology stack is a little old unless you're on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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