Guidewire

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

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

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 ManagementAdvice

Stronger communication of roles within the company

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned to Enjoy Work and Life After Leaving Guidewire---NOT While At Guidewire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Personable CEO, smart developers, free snacks, free parking, decent internal processes, friendly international employees.

    Cons

    "Work/Life Balance" a lie. Slave wages and pathetic raises. Backstabbing employees (not all) with the arrogance of knowing they won't (can't) be touched. Non-existant marketing leadership. Puppet HR group with no teeth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping the shareholders happy but CEO needs to open your his eyes to the festering internal dysfunctionality and then DO something to fix it instead of just acknowledging that they got issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bottom line driven

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidewire full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides opportunity for flexible hours and telecommuting options. They offer competitive salary with bonus for those with proven track record

    Cons

    Lack of management engagement with the "worker bee". At the time there seemed to be no avenue for providing suggestions for improvement or ideas for involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way for all employees to make suggestions or provide ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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