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"Excellent work-life balance with a collaborative work setting."

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

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

Pros

excellent work-life balance,
big on knowledge-sharing and transparency,
big on collaboration and pair-programming,
meaningful and useful intern projects,
the walls are white boards,
the managers care deeply about happiness,
our weeks before a major release don't involve overtime,
we have our own open-sourced programming language: Gosu.

Cons

our technology stack is a little old unless you're on the Live team,
our main office is in Foster City.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best company worked for, period!"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Extremely smart colleagues that are also always willing to help... just ask! Leadership thinks rationally and focuses on real use cases rather than someone's whims and fancies. At the same time, there is willingness to stretch limits of what enterprise software can do! You can literally feel that these folks have a passion to serve the P&C insurance industry!
    Work hours are flexible and working from home is okay, but working in office is so much fun I cannot think of working from home more than a day a week. Lots of freedom along with accountability. These folks take software quality very very seriously. There are code clean up days organized, and pair programming encouraged! Truly agile workplace. You are not only allowed but even encouraged to try out different roles and/or teams, rather than stagnate in the same role for years.

    Cons

    No free lunch like Google/Facebook. This would be a nice addition however this is not a deal breaker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on rationality, but continue to be willing to re-define what "reasonable" means!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best job I've ever had."

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

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working on challenging projects, with interesting people, for a company that knows what it's doing and makes a profitable product. What's not to like?

    Cons

    There really isn't much downside. Sometimes I think management could give me a little bit more direction, but that's about it. Oh, and the toilet paper is neither absorbent, soft, nor strong, which is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the product line. We could make a bundle off health and life insurance.

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