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"A good place to work and grow"

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

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

Pros

Lots of talented developers.
An actually useful review process.
A fun environment.
Good forums for feedback to management.
The CEO responds to email.
Developers are treated well.
Working at home for part of the time is okay.
Teamwork is highly valued.
There are opportunities to get trained, and a lot of people form study groups.
Everybody is very collegial and helpful; if you ask for help they won't leave you until the problem is solved.

Cons

No free lunch - it is a bit of a pain to get lunch every day.
There is a bit of a separation of the dev and the non-dev part. Not a lot of mixing is going on the devs actually work in a separate building.
The good management sometimes leads to inflexible budgets. Everything is planned and if you want to add later there has to be a real good explanation.

Advice to Management

Share some more of the fruits of success with the workers.
Keep and keep improving the open communication between management and devs.
Make training more accessible.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working with good people on difficult problems"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Guidewire has really good people with a culture of working together well. There's a lot of respect between different departments so as a developer you know that the product managers and project managers will work with you to solve problems, and will trust your judgement on technical issues and estimates. There's a big emphasis on getting work done without any politics. If problems come up the attitude is always how can we fix it and prevent it in the future, never who can we blame.

    Cons

    Guidewire has a lot of proprietary technology, which is a mixed blessing. It means you can work on technology you might not get to work on elsewhere but also means it's harder to use some of the newer tools


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing better than loving coming to work and loving the people you work with and for."

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative atmosphere
    Always something new to learn and always someone to help.

    Cons

    If you are coming from a cube or office as a developer you are in for a change. Turns out change can be good.
    Commuting benefits compared to other companies are lacking. For example, no caltrain subsidiary or bus lines.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive in the employee landscape of silicon valley. Make it easier to come to Foster City.

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