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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good...*if* you have the right personality

    May 13, 2010 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are pretty uniformly nice. Good development environment if you're into Agile. Very test-based as well. It's very much a 9-5 type of environment; people aren't staying into the evenings or coming in on weekends.

    Cons

    The "technical floor" work environment is extremely open and consists almost entirely of long tables with no walls. While work from home is reasonably generous, it's also needed if you want to focus without likely interruption. Buy a really good set of ear covering headphones. There's definitely a "Guidewire kool-aid" among people who really love the company. But there isn't really a "Guidewire culture" outside of work elements. It's a job, no more, no less. The preceding is what I meant in the headline. If what you want is a basic job, with no significant pressure if you do reasonable work, but nothing particularly interesting about your workplace, Guidewire is a good choice. If you want something more, or generally like a traditional startup feeling/vibe, it isn't. Company needs to understand the difference between "frugal" and "cheap". Given current size (500+, not the listed 50-150 here), longevity, and revenue stream, there's really no excuse for all of no 401K match, insurance co-pays, only 3 sick days a year, and a $40/day meals per dium for travel.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good place

    Aug 9, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible/interesting work and good team culture

    Cons

    Pair coding is not fun sometimes

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good for software engineers

    Aug 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, get to work on latest technologies. Friendly environment, work flexibility. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Can’t think of anything else.

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