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Smart colleagues, great collaboration, and a decent work/life balance

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Current Employee - Almost Ideal Place in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Almost Ideal Place in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Guidewire

Pros

Work with smart and capable people.
Great work/life balance - not expected to work long hours.
Best collaborative environment in Silicon Valley.
Steady growth.
Rational decision making.

Cons

We've grown at a slow and steady pace, with increasing sales; need to make sure that as the company continues to grow that it does not become burdened with bureaucracy and hierarchy. As the company has grown more management levels have been added so the organization is not as flat as it was; this is probably inevitable but it needs to be kept under control.

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Keep doing more of the same. This is a great company and, as we grow, try to keep our culture intact.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I have worked for (and I am not into superlatives)

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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

    Pros

    1) At a previous company - ranked by Fortune Magazine as the #1 place to work in the US - I was stabbed in the back. At Guidewire, my team HAS my back. What a difference.
    2) The company values of collegiality, integrity and rationality are referenced in conversation and in decision making.

    Cons

    I took a pay cut to come here. But it was worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciated the explicit corporate goals for this Fiscal Year. Please REPORT on our progress toward the goals at quarterly meetings.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, doing what they love.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Architect in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Architect in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Guidewire

    Pros

    challenging technical work
    quality people
    focus - a chance to be the world's best at what we do
    unglamorous, but meaningful work...try doing without P&C insurance!
    dedicated management, passionate about the company

    Cons

    airline travel - but it wasn't a surprise
    It's hard to come up with anything substantive. I'm blessed to love what I do for a living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to loose site of the long term, when we eventually go public, and have to show monotonically increasing quarterly results.

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