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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2014)
"Professional, flexible, friendly."
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...

"Know everything on your CV as they may ask about anything on your CV. You should..."

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

"Our office is in a good location, with plenty of parking and free shuttle bus to..."

"Things seem very flexible at the moment and I can work from home when it's not essential..."

"The entire compensation package is amazing when you take into account yearly bonus,..."

"Free food every day, free drinks on Thursday night once a month, subsidized activities..."

"The interview process is long but not very difficult if you are technically-minded...."

"There are three face to face interviews: the first focuses on your education, experience..."

"There are recycling bins in the kitchen and a bike to work programme."

"The company is transparent to all employees, so even the most junior level employee..."

"The company are very respectful and we work in an environment where there are people..."

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

"I have been involved in projects such as programming competitions and delivering..."

"My responsibilities can vary from day-to-day, I can be either implementing a proof..."

"The social environment, the office, the tools provided by the company."

"I feel there can be a lack of a clear vision in the company as a whole."

"Guidewire was in Business Insider's "Top 25 Companies to Work For" for four years..."

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

"I chose to apply based on a word of mouth recommendation. I knew a guy working here..."

"Training is long and challenging. Certification is required and there are tests/presentations..."

"There's a free bus service and when I first joined I had financial aid mentioned..."

"I think there should be dedicated training on conducting yourself with customers..."

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