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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2014)
"Open, rational, and smart company with a good vision for the future."
Pros: 
  • The atmosphere within the company is pleasant, collaborative and social
  • There are a wide range of learning opportunities to aid graduates' development
  • Work is interesting and varied as each new project presents its own unique challenges
  • Hours are flexible and maintaining a decent work/life balance is encouraged
Cons: 
  • Working to a customer schedule can result in a frustrating number of delays to each project
  • Guidewire's rapid expansion may put a strain on its close-knit culture
  • Though necessary, the training process at Guidewire is long and difficult
  • Working with external companies can lead to some bureaucracy
Culture
9.1 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.2 / 10
 
Salary
6.9 / 10
 
 
 
Diversity
9.0 / 10
 
 
CSR
7.6 / 10
 
Training
7.6 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Before the interview, practice some basic coding questions, and some HR style qu..."

"My colleagues here are great, you can ask whoever you want and will always get help...."

"Dress code is whatever you'd like, as long as you are neat and presentable. The office..."

"I work an eight hour day and it is encouraged by management to not work over this..."

"Pay scheme is good but progression at the higher levels is less clear. Emphasis is..."

"Perks include: a well-stocked kitchen; a free bus service to the office; public event..."

"Interview process is thorough and egalitarian but tough. Strong OOP knowledge and..."

"Questions related to programming and design patterns, etc. Questions about college..."

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"A career coach and a mentor are assigned to each employee. Managers are also very..."

"The company is very diverse, an impressive number of nationalities are represented..."

"Your career progression depends a little bit on your project assignments. If you..."

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"My role requires implementing customer requirements for Guidewire products, which..."

"The people at Guidewire make coming in every morning a pleasure. I've been here three..."

"Dealing with external companies has, in my experience, meant work can be slow due..."

"In 2012 only 12 people worked in the Irish office. In January 2015 over 150 worked..."

"A progressive company that encourages innovation and supports work/life balance."

"I chose Guidewire because of the working environment and different types of projects..."

"The training is a bit hard but is important to learn how to use and configure the..."

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