Guidewire Reviews

Updated 31 May 2020

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4.1
79%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Guidewire CEO Mike Rosenbaum
Mike Rosenbaum
17 Ratings
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  • "Growing pains and the transition to a full cloud company can be difficult due to the lack of transparent strategy(in 22 reviews)

  • "Specially the professional services unit lost of disconnect with higher management(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Great people. Invest in training.

    Cons

    Some customers won't listen to advice that would make things easier.

    Guidewire2019-07-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Architect"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for 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.

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    Guidewire2016-09-12
  3. "wonderful place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collegiate environment, where rationality and integrity are highly valued and recognised personal traits. Very clear strategy, well expressed throughout the company. Competent and accessible senior management. Wonderful customer base.

    Cons

    The consensus and collegiate approach to decision making can sometimes be frustrating, but is nothing compared to the inertia of other places I have worked.

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    Guidewire2014-10-14
  4. "Talented people who work hard"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, company full of smart talented people that work as a team, implementation projects that use world class software. Company values are embodied at all levels and not something that is merely written down.

    Cons

    Significant travel requirements in professional services makes work life balance difficult but balanced by 4 day onsite 1 day offsite schedule.

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    Guidewire2013-11-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The professional services organization is choc-a-block with competent professionals. New employees quickly get up to speed because they have a lot of one on one interaction with the more senior staff. You learn a lot and you learn it very quickly

    Cons

    Work-Life balance suffers because of the amount of travel you may need to do in the professional services organization.

    Guidewire2013-05-16
  6. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Product Based company provides you RSU above your salary and bonus

    Cons

    Company is growing not getting the same perks as before

    Guidewire2020-05-26
  7. "Best work family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, work environment, colleagues like no others, never a dull day!

    Cons

    No cons at the moment

    Guidewire2020-05-18
  8. "Think twice"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, good work-life balance

    Cons

    False promises regarding the job, co-workers. Obvious politics which results in a really bad work environment.

    Guidewire2020-05-31
  9. "Technical Support Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Madrid
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good interview and good environment

    Cons

    I could't find any cons

    Guidewire2020-05-07
  10. "Poor work/life balance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Anything good is gone with the company growth.

    Cons

    Facade company values. Regular travel for work. As a vendor there's low influence on project decisions. You won't make a career by professional talent but rather on social networking. If that's your thing then it's a great place to be.

    Guidewire2020-05-23
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