Guidewire Software, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Un ambiente laborar muy bueno los staff trabajamos en equipo y nos tratamos como una familia.
Direct Care Staff (Current Employee) –  551 Colombus ave, Sprigfield MA 01103November 23, 2019
Guidewire es una compañia sin fines de lucros, donde le brindamos los majores cuidados y se respetan los derechos humanos de las personas que cuidados. Los staff tenemos muy Buenos beneficios.
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Es la mejor agencia del area
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5.0
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It is great to work at Guidewire for many reasons.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CANovember 23, 2019
on an average day, working at Guidewire is most enjoyable. The work is challenging at times, but it provides room for growth. The most enjoyable part.
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4.0
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Very good 2nd tier Product company to work with
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MANovember 15, 2019
Pros :- Small company culture and atmosphere, very good benefits including stock options and cash bonus, flexible working hours/remote options
Cons :- made up of several acquired products along side their core offerings, so trying to overcome such disjoints within and also billability is important factor for Client facing roles.
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4.0
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Big transitions happening
Senior DevOps Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAOctober 24, 2019
Guidewire is transitioning to the cloud both for their software development and for their customers. This and a recent CEO and management turnover have changed the culture at Guidewire.
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3.0
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Nice company values
Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CASeptember 28, 2019
Historically, work and life balance is very flexible. Recently the office moved from Foster City to San Mateo in its own building. However, there are few parking spaces compared to the previous location.
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Really bad job
Direct Care Staff (Former Employee) –  Pittsfield, MASeptember 21, 2019
For me this job was not really worth it. Unfortunately you get paid an extremely low wage and you have the risk of getting punched bit kicked spit on and these individuals don't brush their teeth or have good personal hygiene. Management is terrible we have went through four different managers in th personals e last year. Benefits are not that good.
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5.0
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It was a great place to work and the people were friendly
Senior Recruiting Business Partner (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CASeptember 16, 2019
I very much enjoyed working at Guidewire. They want to do the right thing as a company. They have high moral and a great reputation with their clients.
Pros
Inclusive and collaborative teams
Cons
Strange changes in leadership
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Poor management
Accounts Payable Accountant (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 11, 2019
So political, people are mean, no support, no chance to grow because of too political , they are too subjective, too much of favoritism. Some employees think they are better than you as if you are stupid
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4.0
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Good place to work
direct care (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAAugust 22, 2019
Good place to work. great co-workers and peers and individuals were nice as well. Never had any issues with anyone.Always learning more each day and used the skills learned each day
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3.0
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Great people, poor leadership
Staff (Former Employee) –  Chicopee, MAAugust 1, 2019
Another job that wants one person to do the work of 5. Staff is amazing, raises don't exist unless you work in the houses, because they are Union. HUGE turnover rate. I enjoyed the people, not management. Not enough to stay
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4.0
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Collaborative and fun environment
Architect (Current Employee) –  RemoteJuly 27, 2019
I have been working with Guidewire for more than 4.5 years now and it has been a great experience so far. The company provides a good work life balance and employees get training hours every hour to accelerate their career path.
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4.0
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Great company.
ETL/BI Architect (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJuly 15, 2019
Great company, a lots of travel and customer facing consultant work.
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5.0
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intern experience in Guidewire is great
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJuly 13, 2019
I love the company culture and work/life balance.
Moved to San Mateo new HQ. People are all friendly and willing to help. Fruit, yogurt and nuts available in kitchen
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Biased work culture
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Jose ,CAMarch 18, 2019
I felt that the team is not inclusive for new comers. Even a highly experienced professional is told what has to be done. Severely biased work culture where monopoly wins . It was hard to feel that we are part of a team. Highly political with back stabbing and no transparency.
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5.0
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It's a great place to work
Training Multimedia Designer (Former Employee) –  RemoteMarch 14, 2019
Very friendly work environment, friendly people and great challenges. Nice compensation, very flexible to personal needs. The pace of work is dynamic but not stressful at all.
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4.0
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Good work-life balance with good quality work
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAMarch 13, 2019
Guidewire has a good work-life balance and gives a good amount of flexibility to its employees. A lot of long timers work here. People are smart and friendly. The culture is changing a little with recent changes in management but these changes may be good for the future of the company.
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5.0
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Fun to work with the individuals
Direct Care Staff (Current Employee) –  Pittsfield, MAJanuary 18, 2019
Helping patient with their daily activity, taking them out whenever they have to go somewhere, cook for them, help them with their laundry’s and their bath.
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Snooze Work
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  DublinOctober 27, 2018
There is no challenge to being a consultant here. At the beginning you sit through 3 months of mind numbing training for the different centers that make up the product (Policy, Claim and Billing) and then take a bizarre exam of no meaning which if you pass (85% or higher) you then do a small assignment with a trainer who is somewhere else in the world that you speak to for 10minutes every day and finally whom you'll do a demo to at the end.
I found it the biggest waste of time. It actually prevents original ways of solving problems as Guidewire seem to think they have a best way of doing things where you have to work around their spaghetti code. I believe if they actually invested time and ran (and understood) a stress test, they'd see how inefficient and slow their centers are (obvious costly code ran multiple times for no reason can be found from just debugging). There is also no access to unit tests for the OOTB code so good luck finding regressions without strenuous manual testing. There's also a lot of bugs in the OOTB which is embarrassing and will always be a hindrance to the company moving forward. Guidewire doesn't do constant releases but instead patches, again a hindrance.
On my first (and only) project, I experienced a significant amount of downtime where I could sit around for a couple of days clawing for work to come through which is not easy when your client and the project lead is 5 hours behind. This may have been a result from actually having 3 years experience of being a Java software developer that I completed the work a bit quicker than expected but it
  more... was very frustrating. It was coined to me that the next project won't be the same but having spoken to numerous people there, the stories only got worse.

Office is pretty bland, you wouldn't feel proud bringing someone into the place.
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5.0
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Excellent employer
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 8, 2018
Profound success from start-up to market dominance. Founders began with principals, then found market, then built the best solution. Really a great place to work
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Enormous growth and stratification
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4.0
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Best place to work
SDET (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 7, 2018
Guidewire is a great place to work. They have great opportunities and good work life balance.People are friendly at Guidewire and feasibility of learning new technologies are high.
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