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Great summer internship with Guidewire

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

I worked at Guidewire as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Guidewire has a great company culture, with very little managerial hierarchy. I worked as an intern and was immediately welcomed by my team

Cons

The product can be a little confusing for those who are not software developers

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Keep it up!

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Best Place to work if you are in the right dept!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    The Company is very strong and the executive team is leading them to great success. They are relatively generous with Stock awards.

    Cons

    They offer very low salaries and do not treat their employees equally whatsoever. As is usually the case with any company, some departments are the golden children and the others are the stepchildren. But at Guidewire, the golden children are treated extremely well, and their stepchildren receive absolutely no respect or appreciation of value. The golden children have completely open doors to all executives, and the stepchildren's comments and suggestions fall on absolutely closed ears. Because they have been named a "Best Place to work," they spend all their time keeping the golden children spoiled and begging the step children to do surveys and say something nice about Guidewire.

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    Stronger communication of roles within the company

    Positive Outlook
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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Guidewire mistakes become your headaches

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    Current Employee - Integration Architect  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    For the insurance industry the company does appear to have a desirable product.

    Cons

    Internally, in professional services the company is set up so that an employee's ability to get reimbursed for business expenses may depend on the clients willingness to pay. Also, for a company of this size, the administrative functions, like payroll are a single individual. Low quality control in payroll means a huge surprise tax bill at the end of the year for professional services folks as we can work all over the US and abroad. How many 1,2, or 10k+ suprise tax bills would it take before you got fed up? That should be a question you ask yourself before joining because this is a common problem and most people do not have a spare 10k sitting around to pay because Guidewire made an accounting mistake. This is just an example of some of the things about this company that makes it a miserable experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to invest internally in systems that make the lives of professional services employees easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
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