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"Successful and fast growing company facing new challenges. Good short-term outlook"

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

Pros

Fortunate with top quality employees and good company culture from the early days.
Good product and customer pipeline so far.

Cons

Talent cultivation and retention remain challenging in recent years. Start to see high exit rate in development for both old timers and newcomers.
Rapid increase in organization hierarchy. Currently six levels from individual contributors to VP in Development.
Inexperienced and disconnected management for a fast growing organization.
Compensation and reward system don't inspire good behavior of individual contributors.

Advice to Management

Repair visibility by reconnecting with individual contributors.
Avoid evaluating people based on short-term sales or superficial result.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. "Growing company in Silicon Valley"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of newly created jobs. Overall good management and people. Great tools, technology and processes in place.

    Cons

    Some difficulty in keeping management.


  2. "Best place to learn what a"

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

    I worked at Guidewire as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the few companies that really seems to be able to live its values; does not have mantras simply for good PR. From top to bottom the employees sincerely prize each other and believe that customer success is the number one priority. The internship gave me a lot of professional development while still allowing me to contribute a substantial amount of work, so that I really was a part of the team member during my stay.

    Cons

    Finding local housing and transportation were easily the two biggest challenges to someone not from Foster City. Otherwise, the no complaints about how the internship itself was conducted.

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