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Great company to work for if you enjoy working hard and winning!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager
Current Employee - Project Manager

Pros

-Smart people that continually raise the bar and challenge you to raise it as well
-Great products that are winning over the industry
-Great culture and values that serve customers well
-Promotion from within (for the time being)
-At the end of the day, Guidewire will do the right thing.

Cons

-As the company has grown there seems to be more passengers and less pilots. As with all companies, it will be a challenge to limit the passengers, turn them into pilots or get them to deplane.
-Work/life balance is difficult to maintain in the field and on the road, but the growth and success of the company makes it worthwhile for the time being.
-Hyper-growth is starting to occur which places less experienced people in management positions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Keep up the great work!
-Limit the passengers!
-Maintain promotion from within for management. Once you lose this, you will become like every other consulting company that is trying to sell services! If I were climbing a mountain, I would never hire a guide who has less experience than me nor would I want to follow one.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Fantastic Culture, Still Growing and Improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA (US)

    Pros

    - Really smart people.
    - Realistic scope means no crunch, great work/life balance.
    - Teams always work to improve process, make developing easier.
    - Huge focus on quality over quantity.

    Cons

    - Saying you work on Insurance Software isn't that sexy.
    - Salaries and benefits a bit under bay area tech average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very Collegial organization.
    Organization has extremely high integrity. Individuals are expected to deliver good and bad news both internally and externally and not penalized for doing so.
    Lots of opportunity - growing very fast
    Outstanding company culture.
    Promotion from within - All managers have progressed from the individual contributer level.

    Cons

    Lots of travel
    Size and growth may have a negative impact on company culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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