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.
We're honored to be recognized as a top cloud company to work for.
At Guidewire, we understand the benefit of having people invested in the long term success of the company and we are committed to creating an environment where every person is given the opportunity to succeed through their contributions. Of course we have structure, and an outstanding leadership team, but also every Guidewire person has a voice on the best way to do things.
Nobody recognizes this more than our CEO, Marcus Ryu. The embodiment of our culture, he leads us with an unwavering commitment to our values. He is open to new ideas, actively encourages feedback and has a continuous drive to simply 'be better'. This drive is contagious, empowering each and every one in Guidewire to make a difference ‐ in our products, for our customers and as a business. And with new ideas come new opportunities, new challenges to work on and new ways to grow.
At Guidewire, we understand the benefit of having people invested in the success of the company for the long haul, and we're committed to creating an environment that keeps people here.
It's remarkable, if you think about it: companies all around the world that handle billions dollars worth of business a year trust us to manage their most critical business functions. These aren't lightweight peripheral systems – they are the core, mission-critical applications that the majority of employees use all day, every day.
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:
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.
I have been working at Guidewire full-time (Less than a year)
Guidewire is a hidden gem. It's a beautiful company with amazing people. Very collaborative and genuine team. I love being here. We do have our own challenges but what makes it a great place to work is the people here. Truly a pleasure to work with. Absolutely loving it.
I cannot think of any significant downside. Yes, if I compare it to Google and Facebook we certainly can improve our benefits. But it's not something that bothers me.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work Markus and team. Continue to focus on being innovative and be the industry leader.
I applied online. I interviewed at Guidewire (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.
Brief call with recruiter, phone call with Engineering Manager of the team you'd work on, on site technical test, interview with the tech lead for the office
Recruiter didn't respond to 3 of my follow up emails asking for a response on my status. Only person to respond was the tech lead, which was also a very vague answer after a week. Don't think it's very professional to leave a candidate hanging, even if you are going to reject them.