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Guidewire Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2017
211 Interview Reviews

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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Pleasanton, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Very smooth but robust interview process. First phone screen by hr and then a lengthy technical phone interview. A coding session of three hour was given at home. Afterward three people interviewed in webex. Two of them were mostly technical. Core Java and jms was main two area and also few tech questions from sql

    Interview Questions

    • Benefits of a singleton class.
      Multithreaded coding using runnable advantages. Static class   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not do any negotiation.


  2.  

    Market Strategy Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Foster City, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was very quick but thorough . From the time I submitted my application online to time that I was offered a job was less than a month

    Interview Questions

    • The process was very intense with interviews with a number of employees. I was asked lots of questions, but none stand out that were unique or unusual.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Applications Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Guidewire in April 2016.

    Interview

    Was referred. Received an email to schedule for a phone interview. Phone interview happened within 5 days.
    Interviewer was nice, asked two questions. I had trouble understanding what he wanted me to answer with the hashmap question. He had to repeat in a different way.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain HashMap, chaining, collision.
      Design a chess game. What classes would you have? Why?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Tampa, FL) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I had a call with the recruiter. Then with each of three peers in the role. All via phone. I then did in-person interviews at a hotel with peers, directors and potential direct reports. Overall a great interview experience. The in-person process was very easy, they flew me down and booked a suite for me. Each of the interviewers then came to my suite for my interviews. This allowed me to 'control' the situation with air conditioning, water, cleanliness, etc. Dress code was business casual. Questions were focused and tone was congenial.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you manage technical consultants in the field.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Guidewire in April 2016.

    Interview

    The recruiter is kind and nice. When talking with the recruiter, I was not nervous. They gave my resume to the group that they think is better for me. The first phone call does not include any technique questions. The second phone call is a phone interview which contains technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The recruiter asked experiences on my resume. And asked how my experience makes me fit guidewire   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (9)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Foster City, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    One technical telephonic + 4 onsite (3 technical + 1 behavior). The interview was good and mainly focused on Data Structures, Algorithms and Design. There is no blackboard coding, but you will asked to code in the system and the performance of the code will be evaluated


  7. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Got a call from the recruiter within a week of applying, interviewed with the hiring manager a week later which went really well and then it went silent. No call, no follow ups nothing. That's not the right way to do it. Very disappointing!! I am still waiting.......

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Redwood City, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online got a call from recruiter in couple of days.
    Discussed about my background. Scheduled phone interview with one of the technical engineer.
    But did not get call on the scheduled time. Then later rescheduled the interview. Interviewer was helpful. Asked some questions on hashmap and linked list, about time complexities and sorrting

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (8)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Guidewire.

    Interview

    45 minute long technical interview. I walked them through my resume and talked about my side projects. The technical portion focusing on Java skills and using an IDE efficiently. Emphasis was placed on explaining my thought process out loud. The recruiters were very easy to talk to and remained relaxed during the entire process. At the end, I asked questions about how they enjoyed working at Guidewire and what the internship program entailed.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Infrastructure Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Foster City, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Very straight forward interview process. 3 Phone interviews, one with Recruiter, Manager and member of the team. then took a 2 hour technical test that covered some coding, problem solving and general technical knowledge. Was also asked to submit technical writing sample.
    Then was invited to Foster City for a round of face to face interviews. Was a long day with 5 1 hour interviews that covered a wide range of topics. Was mostly about the Guidewire culture and my past work experiences. Was unlike anything I have ever done, very laid back and none of the typical personality probing questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    very straight forward


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