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Helpful (1)

Great company with very knowledgeable upper management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great learning experience with exposure to many aspects of the business. Management is taking the time to sit down and listen to what lower level employees have to say, in attempt to better the work environment.

Cons

Work/Life balance isn't the greatest, but the management is working on improving this. Unlimited free snacks which ultimately make you gain weight.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (6)

    Guidewire mistakes become your headaches

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger communication of roles within the company


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