275 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Great company to work for if you enjoy working hard and winning!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager

I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-Smart people that continually raise the bar and challenge you to raise it as well
-Great products that are winning over the industry
-Great culture and values that serve customers well
-Promotion from within (for the time being)
-At the end of the day, Guidewire will do the right thing.

Cons

-As the company has grown there seems to be more passengers and less pilots. As with all companies, it will be a challenge to limit the passengers, turn them into pilots or get them to deplane.
-Work/life balance is difficult to maintain in the field and on the road, but the growth and success of the company makes it worthwhile for the time being.
-Hyper-growth is starting to occur which places less experienced people in management positions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Keep up the great work!
-Limit the passengers!
-Maintain promotion from within for management. Once you lose this, you will become like every other consulting company that is trying to sell services! If I were climbing a mountain, I would never hire a guide who has less experience than me nor would I want to follow one.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Guidewire

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Fantastic Culture, Still Growing and Improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Really smart people.
    - Realistic scope means no crunch, great work/life balance.
    - Teams always work to improve process, make developing easier.
    - Huge focus on quality over quantity.

    Cons

    - Saying you work on Insurance Software isn't that sexy.
    - Salaries and benefits a bit under bay area tech average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internships at Guidewire are great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Foster City, CA (US)

    I worked at Guidewire as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely friendly to all of the interns, and all other new employees. I immediately felt comfortable talking to anyone, no matter what their job title or position was.

    The project I was givin was challenging enough to be interesting, but not overwhelming. The intern supervisor also emphasized that we should enjoy our time there and not worry too much about completing our project if it would take too much.

    The office is also nice and has lots of food and drinks around.

    Interns were also given chances to meet various managers and executives for lunch, and ask them questions about anything.

    Cons

    Sometimes policies, such as timesheets, were a bit confusing, but it was a slight distraction not a big problem.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Guidewire.

Worked for Guidewire? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.