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"Am I Dreaming?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Here's a company which is market leader by distance in the product segment they are in, yet they thrive for innovation and care deeply for each and every customer they have. Here's a company which is publicly traded and has well over 1500 employees, yet it has perks/fun of a start up (fully decked refrigerators, snacks, sandwiches, bagel days, thirsty Thursdays, onsite gym, fun events, team lunches etc - the list is quite long). Here's a company which is rated one of the top employers on various forums including Glassdoor, yet it goes above and beyond for employees they want to hire (phone screen -> hired in about 10 days!). Here's a company which is among one of the most boring industry segments (Property & casualty insurance), yet it comes up with a product so configurable that it has customers world wide(North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia). Here's a company which is based in California Bay Area, yet their bonuses/stocks/perks are not reserved only for executive management. Here's a company which is almost unheard of, yet it is one of the best employers to work for! This is coming from someone who has worked for variety of employers ranging from start up environments to Fortune 100 companies.

Cons

I don't have any as yet, but will update this review as soon as I find 1!

Advice to Management

While P&C insurance may be recession proof, it wouldn't harm to explore opportunities outside of this segment by leveraging technical/industry expertise gained thus far.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment and very open to new ideas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The recruitment process was thorough which made me confident that I wouldn't experience any impostor syndrome once I started as I knew it was no mistake that I received an offer. I also received fantastic support while preparing for and making an international move to California and everyone I've spoken to so far has been great.
    I proposed a new project idea in my first week that I knew would require a significant amount of time to complete but after explaining it and showing that it would be beneficial, it was accepted the same day!

    Cons

    I haven't been hit with any downside as yet...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Love it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guidewire has a great group of leaders with in the organization that allow employees to be their best selves. The management I have experienced throughout my tenure at Guidewire has always been fantastic, they do not micro manage, instead they ask how they can help you be successful and if there is anything missing to allow you to be successful.

    Cons

    I have no cons. I really enjoy working at Guidewire.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job in motivating employees to be leaders themselves.

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