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"Great Company"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

One of the best companies I've ever worked for in the Bay Area. They know how to treat people hence employees. The vibe at work is a niche.

Cons

Haven't run into any yet. Been here over 5 years.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Smart employees; Somewhat arrogant professional services management; very limited career growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services
    Current Employee - Professional Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is a brilliant individual with a sharp focus. This is evident from the company weathering the .com bust and producing, maintaining and enhancing a product that far outperforms others in same areas.
    Has become a very good place to be and launch a decent career with other consulting firms.

    Cons

    The professional services management looks like a lodge club with some plainly obvious arrogance in communication. Majority of the people managers have no previous managerial experience. That was ok for a small organisation but as the organisation grows the inexperience has started to show. Clear career options are missing and with recent changes to the employee levels it is nearly impossible to progress in professional services. Not ok for people with more than 14 years of experience. Good place to start a career, learn really fast and venture out to better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid corporate hubris especially in professional services. Provide transparency on career paths just not the book that you read in the library on career paths.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Excellent software, good company, but surprise layoffs damaged morale"

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

    I worked at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    The software is second to none in the insurance industry. This is actually an understatement - if you knew the caliber of people behind the software, you would be as convinced as I am about the quality and potential of their products.

    As long as the company continues to adhere to its core principles, I truly believe Guidewire will dominate the market. However, now that it is a public company, Guidewire's dedication to its core principles is being tested, (see below)

    Cons

    Layoffs are unfortunately a necessary evil, but layoffs following a hiring spree is worrisome. Eliminating under-performing people over time (and there are plenty), on a case-by-case basis, would've resulted in at least a net 5% reduction in staff. Instead, the way this was handled left many employees feeling insecure about their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more judicious with growth and a little more thoughtful when downsizing.

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