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Updated Aug 9, 2022

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Pros
  • "Great people that help you succeed and motivate you to perform at your best.(in 135 reviews)
  • "Great culture and values that serve customers well(in 86 reviews)
  • "The company does promote a good work/life balance and there are certain groups that have a very good rapport.(in 79 reviews)
  • "Flexible work hours and work from home benefits are great.(in 53 reviews)
  • "Great Colleagues to work with.(in 51 reviews)
Cons
  • "The insurance industry is not a very exciting place to work in, however being a part of a fun Guidewire team makes things more exciting.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Insurance is not the most exciting field.(in 12 reviews)
  • "This is most certainly not aimed at the Dublin office, where I have experienced a total willingness to adapt to modern technologies and methodologies, as well as try to change things if they aren't working as expected.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Environment

    Nov 11, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People genuinely care about co-workers. There are lots of room for finding where you work best. You don't have to find a new employer to get a new job. There are lots of growth happening. Its nice to be at a place which isn't just trying to just stay afloat.

    Cons

    Not many people can stay alert and active when concerning insurance. One must find their own motivation when dealing with certain aspects of the job

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent, stable place to work

    Oct 31, 2013 - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Thoughtful, intelligent colleagues; excellent work-life balance; very stable company. Provides software to a very stable industry (insurance) that really needs the applications in order to function.

    Cons

    Not much to say here -- doesn't have all the "perks" of some other companies like Google and Facebook, but those "perks" (cafeterias, bars, toys) seem mostly aimed at keeping people at work 100% of the time, which doesn't seem healthy.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing commitment to customer success without burning out employees.

    Nov 1, 2013 - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart and disciplined coworkers. Products that customers love. Minimal corporate politics. Plentiful social events. Great salary and benefits. And it turns out that insurance is a more interesting domain that I expected it to be.

    Cons

    This is enterprise software for very conservative customers, so we have rather long release cycles (2 years between InsuranceSuite 7 and 8) compared to other places I've worked.

    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Hard working team that is stifled by poor management

    Dec 16, 2010 - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exceptionally friendly team of professionals to work with. Everyone really cares about their job and their contribution to make Guidewire a leader in the insurance software space. Guidewire keeps its promises to its customers, so customer satisfaction is very high. The products are stellar and something you can be very proud to sell.

    Cons

    Management has no formal training running a company of Guidewire's size and it shows. The founders needed to back out in 2008/09 and let more experienced hands guide the ship. The management team is full of political posturing and this effects team performance. Management in the marketing team is especially lacking with poor decision making, lack of follow-through and zero long term strategy. Sales whims drive all marketing efforts so nothing ever feels completed. Moral is very low among the ranks with respect to their view of management.

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  5. 5.0