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Guidewire Overview

Foster City, 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
Guidewire is a specialist software company focused on the $ 2 trillion strategic property needs of the global property-casualty insurance industry. Guidewire InsurancePlatform brings together three product families - core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement ... 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 have been working at Guidewire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Guidewire have an excellent on-boarding program and show a real commitment to ensuring that their people have a good solid understanding of the application before putting them in front of a customer. They really want to give you everything they can to make you successful.

    There is a great culture within the organisation and everyone I have met really buys into the company culture. You really can feel that culture with all the people you meet from around the world and it helps to make you feel part of a great organisation.

    Everyone is very friendly, supportive and willing to help.

    Great products using a lot of the latest technology and lots of opportunities to grow and develop your career.

    Cons

    Travel is a requirement Mon-Thurs each week if you are on a project outside of your home town. This can be tough but you are made very aware of the requirements when applying for the job. You need to be prepared to do the travel.

    Advice to Management

    Really focus on maintaining the culture as the company grows quickly, it is easy to lose focus.

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Guidewire Interviews

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    Technical Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    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

  • Best Large Workplaces (#8), http://www.greatplacetowork.ie/component/content/article/594/594, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
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