Guidewire - Company is OK, management not very seasoned | Glassdoor
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"Company is OK, management not very seasoned"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- good worklife balance
- lots of smart people in development

Cons

- technology and domain is boring
- old timers not seemed to be open to new ideas, too many homegrown technologies
- engineering managers have very little experience
- company is somewhat cheap, sardine- like workplace, noisy and lots of distraction

Advice to Management

development is starting to see lots of politics, please install experienced managers than promote people that have little or no management experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very Professional, open culture and Customer focussed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Test driven development.
    Many very talented individuals.
    Excellent Work and Life balance.
    Customer success is one of the main focus.
    Fairly open communication.
    Huge variety of Customers.
    Focus on building very high quality products.

    Cons

    Management hierarchy developing in the last of departments (Engineering) and this may not be good.
    Although different from many other companies, the performance review system is sometimes questionable.
    Since the focus is on P&C insurance companies, options for creating a lot of products may not be possible.


  2. "Great summer experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Engineering Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Guidewire was a very cordial place to work. They seem to genuinely care about input from the employees. Still has a bit of a start-up feel.

    Cons

    Since it was the first year of the intern ship program, it was not the most organized. By the end, the project was done and I didn't have much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Start internship process earlier in the school year and try to have people with similar start dates work on the same project

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