Guidewire - Great first intern experience working at a modern software company. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Guidewire
There are newer employer reviews for Guidewire

See Most Recent

"Great first intern experience working at a modern software company."

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

I have been working at Guidewire as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Very intelligent group of people working at Guidewire, strong adherence to agile development practices, everyone is willing to help out in any way possible.

As this was my first intern experience working at a software company, I did not know what to expect. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised at how modern software companies run today. The atmosphere and environment at Guidewire are what make working there truly an enjoyable experience.

Cons

The insurance realm is not particularly interesting (but working on the software can be somewhat more removed, making it more interesting)

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Company is OK, management not very seasoned"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Very Professional, open culture and Customer focussed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


There are newer employer reviews for Guidewire
There are newer employer reviews for Guidewire

See Most Recent

Work at Guidewire? Share Your Experiences

Guidewire
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or