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San Mateo, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Public (GWRE)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Oracle, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies
We believe that P&C insurance plays a vital role in protecting people and business and in enabling society to function. We specialize in serving P&C insurers, with a focused commitment that puts customer success above all else. We are ... Read more

Mission: Guidewire exists to deliver the software that property and casualty insurers need to adapt and prosper in a time of rapid industrial change - and to ensure every customer is successful.

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    I worked at Guidewire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Here is an opportunity to make a difference in the business with a culture that is open to ideas from anywhere in the company; when rationality is used to lay out proposals. Great team environment - everyone is wiling to help when something important is at risk, especially if customer oriented. Interactions with people from many cultures and global locations makes teamwork more interesting. Great place for a person who is more mature in their career. People treat each other with respect.

    Cons

    Some employees (at all levels) can be jaded and negative. Wish they would just move on to another company that better suits their needs. Also, need greater accountability for mid-manager level results. Provide more opportunities to leverage this level of leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Continue communicating the strategy throughout the organization. Prepare and support VPs and Directors to directly communicate the big ideas to their teams, so they can take ownership and provide direction. We have very talented people at this level who desire to have a greater role in leadership.

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Guidewire Interviews

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    Technical Architect Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Guidewire (Sydney) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR.
    Technical phone interview with local resource.
    Code test, 3-4 hour test of general coding skills.
    3, 1 hour Face-To-Face interviews.

    The process was very rigorous and I felt very thorough. Although there was a lot of time invested personally in the process I felt that it was worth it. The process gave me confidence that they were quite selective in their hiring process and that the entire team would be stronger because of it.

    Interview Questions

    • There were a number of questions around JMS and Java best practices.   Answer Question
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Guidewire Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work 2019, Great Place to Work Ireland, 2019
  • Best Large Workplaces (#8), http://www.greatplacetowork.ie/component/content/article/594/594, 2018
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