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"Respect, challenge, fun: that's the summary of Guidewire"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

First and foremost, we put out great products. Our products run businesses, and our Claims systems are critical in helping people in times of crisis. And we have a great time doing it! Decisions about how we develop software, who does what, and our schedules are mostly driven from the lowest level possible. This is the most egalitarian place I've ever worked, where everyone's opinions matter and senior managers don't make "because I said so" decisions. We have fun with each other, people are expected to do their jobs, and nobody looks over their shoulder to check up on them.

Cons

Because decision-making is bottom up, we spend a lot of time in emails and meetings doing communication, aligning different teams and direction. It's also a bit chaotic, and you have to get used to a bit uncertainty at all times.

Advice to Management

Figure out better ways to get new people to understand the chaos, to shorten the learning curve when you're first starting out with the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits
    Flexible
    Stand behind their products

    Cons

    Poor communication to non management employees


  2. "Good place to work a few years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in San Mateo, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largely a meritocracy although working alongside senior management gets you up the ladder superquick.

    Cons

    Senior mangers run the place like their fiefdoms

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