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"Guidewire mistakes become your headaches"

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Current Employee - Integration Architect in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Integration Architect in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend

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

Pros

For the insurance industry the company does appear to have a desirable product.

Cons

Internally, in professional services the company is set up so that an employee's ability to get reimbursed for business expenses may depend on the clients willingness to pay. Also, for a company of this size, the administrative functions, like payroll are a single individual. Low quality control in payroll means a huge surprise tax bill at the end of the year for professional services folks as we can work all over the US and abroad. How many 1,2, or 10k+ suprise tax bills would it take before you got fed up? That should be a question you ask yourself before joining because this is a common problem and most people do not have a spare 10k sitting around to pay because Guidewire made an accounting mistake. This is just an example of some of the things about this company that makes it a miserable experience.

Advice to Management

They need to invest internally in systems that make the lives of professional services employees easier.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great summer internship with Guidewire"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Foster City, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guidewire has a great company culture, with very little managerial hierarchy. I worked as an intern and was immediately welcomed by my team

    Cons

    The product can be a little confusing for those who are not software developers

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with very knowledgeable upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience with exposure to many aspects of the business. Management is taking the time to sit down and listen to what lower level employees have to say, in attempt to better the work environment.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance isn't the greatest, but the management is working on improving this. Unlimited free snacks which ultimately make you gain weight.

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