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  1. Featured Review

    "Consistently Solid"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Very collaborative and friendly environment, everyone wants to help one another - Product is mature, very little churn - Serves a very real need in the world - Highly admire CEO and rest of management, they seem to care a lot about us and the company. Not just our stock value.

    Cons

    - Fast growth has made more management layers - Nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest and us as much as you have and we'll continue what we've started!

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Never Felt like management cared for employees"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant 

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Educational reimbursement program - Ability to travel with work - Exposure to different software languages

    Cons

    - Management listened to problems about customers but nothing was ever done. - If problem with a client then you were moved to other projects rather than the problem being addressed. - Morale very low in whole workplace. - Compensation was average.

    Advice to Management

    Address concerns employees had with clients and push back on ridiculous demands by clients. Alot of troubles were simply pushed under the rug and most of the employees knew this causing very little morale.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I met some nice and very smart people

    Cons

    Mottos like: integrity, rationality, collegiality.

    Advice to Management

    Guidewire has this motto: integrity, rationality, collegiality. I'm sure that the people who originally composed this motto had good intentions. But, over time, these three words have become a tool to control employees. If management feels someone is behaving in some undesirable way, disagreeing, say, with some engineering decision or company policy, s/he is told s/he is being "irrational" or "uncollegial." It's like...

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  4. "Company Values are Real"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Guidewire truly lives the company values of integrity, rationality, and collegiality... this is demonstrated through the successful track record of implementations, retention of customers, and most importantly retention of employees. Guidewire is a career destination company for employees and a true partner to insurers that rely on InsurancePlatform to be the chassis for their business.

    Cons

    Our addressable market is only P&C which means somewhat limited addressable market.

  5. "Great Vision and Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    team environment/strong support/clear leader in space/empathetic to customers

    Cons

    P&C only is only limitation

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid GSC (Guidewire Services Center)"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Travel over seas for training. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    GSC work is not challenging or exciting. Hard to feel any sense of pride in the work being done. It is a rare to have to design any sort of algorithm to solve complex problems. Most of the work is dedicated to upgrades and other menial tasks.

  7. "UX Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Really warm environment, efficient communication between engineering team and product team

    Cons

    Exton is too far away from HQ..

  8. Helpful (28)

    "Don't be fooled by the high ratings"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Guidewire has been trying to transition to the Cloud for the past few years now which means there are many opportunities and teams where you can work with marketable technologies and grow your career.

    Cons

    Things are no longer the same at Guidewire. Guidewire used to be a good company which supported flexibility and autonomy. This is why it was such a highly reviewed place here on Glassdoor and won accolades for being one of the best places to work for in the past. It used to have a pretty good work-life balance. However, new mandates are being rolled out right now which are going to change all of that. Before you had the...

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  9. "Senior Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Guidewire

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefit, and growth potential

    Cons

    Not strong in project management and methodology

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not as nice as it first appears"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Company quick to make hiring decisions, provides competitive starting pay. So if you need a well paying job fast, consider company for short term.

      Cons

      Middle management very inexperienced, lacks skills and knowledge. Senior management clueless about day to day operations, doesn't seem interested in the general employee base. Limited opportunities to learn new things, knowledge you bring to the company is discounted as not important.

      Advice to Management

      Provide management training to middle managers. Improve overall management of company.

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