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"Excellent place to work with smart colleagues"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Development in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Development in San Mateo, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Smart and fun folks
- Complex problems to solve
- Customers love us
- Adapting agile practices for enterprise software
- Selling with integrity and product driven
- Flat organizational structure despite consistent growth

Cons

Guidewire focuses on Property & Casualty Insurance core systems which we don't kid ourselves in thinking is the sexiest industry. However, there are real and sophisticated problems that we solve with our solutions and are used everyday by a large and global user base.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work and while the recent changes have been good, the execution is a little rushed (we're bigger than we used to be).

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. "Exceptionally smart people with a rational approach to building insurance software"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Guidewire has some incredibly smart people on staff and the company has built some really great software. They listen to their customers about what the products are missing or could do better and iterate the products accordingly. Not a lot of bureaucracy - the basic principle is "treat this as if it were your own money". Your future is in your own hands at Guidewire - career growth and work/life balance.

    Cons

    The lack of structure (see the pro: your future is in your hands) can be a hindrance to some folks, the company needs to be able to recognize these folks and help them along.

    The small company feel is rapidly dissipating but there is no real culture to replace it.

    Advice to Management

    In Services, the Program Manager role could benefit from some formalized management training. Right now, we do not have consistency in approach across all the program mangers, as they are left to their own devices.

    From listening to questions during company meetings and reading the reviews on this site, there seems to be a divergence in attitude between Dev and Services. We need to find ways to bring these two groups back together in spirit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "competent, fun and requires to develop skills as all rounder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is enough opporunity to complex technical problems to solve, good support from various teams while working on customer problems, good level of transparency for customer and management communication. Guidewire culture promotes competence with team work. Open with customers on product limitation and new features.

    Cons

    Company has more focus on technology driven changes than on increasing it's presence, customer is treated good for new features , but not so well on commitments for bugs.

    Advice to Management

    please relook at middle managment structure and other teams other than dev and professional services. There is lot of contribution from other teams that goes un-noticed

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