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"Best in my career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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Pros

Openness in discussing critical issues. Extremely high level of software engineers. Employees are trusted. Doing the right thing is always the end goal. No petty power politics. Great software. Customers come first. Test first. Performance testing critical. Writing great enterprise software is really, really hard. Guidewire is doing a darn good job of it.

Cons

I have to go over the San Mateo bridge three days a week. Sigh.

Advice to Management

Keep the faith. Keep control of our fate.

Other Employee Reviews for Guidewire

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Smart colleagues, great collaboration, and a decent work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Almost Ideal Place in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Almost Ideal Place in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with smart and capable people.
    Great work/life balance - not expected to work long hours.
    Best collaborative environment in Silicon Valley.
    Steady growth.
    Rational decision making.

    Cons

    We've grown at a slow and steady pace, with increasing sales; need to make sure that as the company continues to grow that it does not become burdened with bureaucracy and hierarchy. As the company has grown more management levels have been added so the organization is not as flat as it was; this is probably inevitable but it needs to be kept under control.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing more of the same. This is a great company and, as we grow, try to keep our culture intact.


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    "Best company I have worked for (and I am not into superlatives)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) At a previous company - ranked by Fortune Magazine as the #1 place to work in the US - I was stabbed in the back. At Guidewire, my team HAS my back. What a difference.
    2) The company values of collegiality, integrity and rationality are referenced in conversation and in decision making.

    Cons

    I took a pay cut to come here. But it was worth it!

    Advice to Management

    I appreciated the explicit corporate goals for this Fiscal Year. Please REPORT on our progress toward the goals at quarterly meetings.

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