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Guidewire Overview

San Mateo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (GWRE)
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We believe that P&C insurance plays a vital role in protecting people and business and in enabling society to function. We specialize in serving P&C insurers, with a focused commitment that puts customer success above all else. We are ... Read more

Mission: Guidewire exists to deliver the software that property and casualty insurers need to adapt and prosper in a time of rapid industrial change - and to ensure every customer is successful.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#68), 2016 (#3), 2014 (#6)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#48)

Company Updates

  • Meet Krzysztof, Lead Engineering Manager here at Guidewire. Krzysztof has helped put Guidewire Krakow on the map, find out how in his latest blog. #insideguidewire

  • Our Teams and people are what make us successful. We celebrate them. We thank them. We support their growth and development. Discover what it means to be part of Guidewire and how you can experience it all. #hiringnow #insideguidewire

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Guidewire – Why Work With Us?

Where every role has meaning


We all play a part in the success of Guidewire, working together to build, sell, implement, and support our platform while ensuring our business is operating at peak performance.

It starts with setting goals each year, from company goals to team and individual ones. And each quarter we hear from our CEO and leadership team on how we’re progressing, so that we can continue to work together and push forward.

Our people are proud to work for Guidewire – and we're proud to have them

We celebrate what makes us different while sharing the belief in our core values of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. We strive to create an environment where every voice counts and everyone has the opportunity to make an impact, both on our company and the industry we serve.

Your progression


We believe everyone has the power to shape their own career.

Your ambition and hard work, along with our continuing support, will see you achieve whatever you set out to do.

And our learning program is aligned and tightly integrated with our business goals, company values, and practices. We understand that the more we can support you and your career with training and development, the better you'll perform. Ultimately, that impacts the success of our business.


We have a combination of tailored in-house, instructor-led classroom learning and training from highly respected external suppliers.

These courses include:

  • Insurance 101Guidewire product training (Professional Services Consultants can achieve certification, which is offered only to employees),
  • behavioral and soft skills training,
  • leadership and management development, and compliance training.

In addition, we give all employees access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library with unlimited access to over 6,000 courses in Business, Technology, and Creative Skills, taught by industry experts.


The Guidewire team is very proud of the reputation we have earned in the industry. We take great pride in the products we build and the manner in which we operate as a company and on an individual level.

We live and operate by three basic principles. These are the same principles upon which Guidewire was founded and they remain at the heart of all we do today:

  • We value integrity in everything that we do: truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other.
  • We are dedicated to rationality: communicating through clear arguments, building excellent quality products, and making decisions carefully on the basis of factual evidence.
  • We prize collegiality: working together as professional equals, with a minimum of hierarchy.

Click here for an extended look at Guidewire's Values and Practices. 







If you like what you see, come and talk to us. We have an idea about what makes a happy life for employees: meaningful work, quality products, sound business strategy, ultra-competent colleagues, and plenty of freedom to innovate and create. But it's easy to say nice things on a website. We invite you to really find out the truth for yourself. Most of our job offers are accepted, so we're pretty confident that you'll like what you see! If you interview at Guidewire, we will treat you with respect and courtesy, and we will also attempt to create, in the interview, as realistic a work experience as possible. We want to learn about you, of course, but we also want you to see what it would be like to work with us.

Guidewire Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Guidewire Software is an excellent software company to work with"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Curriculum Developer in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Curriculum Developer in Carlisle, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than 3 years)


    Excellent manager supervising my work. Remote location (work from home or other states). Good competitive compensation package. Mixed work teams with good cooperation from coworkers. Regular meetings with lower, middle, and upper management; I feel like I know what is occurring at the company and strategically where they are heading.


    Some project timelines are very aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Guidewire Photos

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Guidewire Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire.


    1. Online coding test
    2. On call discussion with HR where you'll discuss about you and HR will give information about the company
    3. On call technical interview
    4. In person technical interview
    5. Final call with HR

    Interview Questions

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Guidewire Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work 2019, Great Place to Work Ireland, 2019
  • Best Large Workplaces (#8),, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2018, San Francisco Business Times, 2018
  • Leader, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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