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Updated 13 February 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Sydney
    Current Employee - Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "wonderful place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    lets keep doing what we do, please...

  3. "Talented people who work hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the culture that has served Guidewire well to date.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (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.


  5. "Never Felt like management cared for employees"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant

    I worked at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Educational reimbursement program
    - Ability to travel with work
    - Exposure to different software languages

    Cons

    - Management listened to problems about customers but nothing was ever done.
    - If problem with a client then you were moved to other projects rather than the problem being addressed.
    - Morale very low in whole workplace.
    - Compensation was average.

    Advice to Management

    Address concerns employees had with clients and push back on ridiculous demands by clients. Alot of troubles were simply pushed under the rug and most of the employees knew this causing very little morale.


  6. "Consistently Solid"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Very collaborative and friendly environment, everyone wants to help one another
    - Product is mature, very little churn
    - Serves a very real need in the world
    - Highly admire CEO and rest of management, they seem to care a lot about us and the company. Not just our stock value.

    Cons

    - Fast growth has made more management layers
    - Nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest and us as much as you have and we'll continue what we've started!


  7. "Company Values are Real"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guidewire truly lives the company values of integrity, rationality, and collegiality... this is demonstrated through the successful track record of implementations, retention of customers, and most importantly retention of employees. Guidewire is a career destination company for employees and a true partner to insurers that rely on InsurancePlatform to be the chassis for their business.

    Cons

    Our addressable market is only P&C which means somewhat limited addressable market.

  8. "Great Vision and Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Foster City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    team environment/strong support/clear leader in space/empathetic to customers

    Cons

    P&C only is only limitation


  9. "UX Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Really warm environment, efficient communication between engineering team and product team

    Cons

    Exton is too far away from HQ..


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid GSC (Guidewire Services Center)"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Travel over seas for training. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    GSC work is not challenging or exciting. Hard to feel any sense of pride in the work being done. It is a rare to have to design any sort of algorithm to solve complex problems. Most of the work is dedicated to upgrades and other menial tasks.