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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 30 ratings in 2014)
"Honest, Trustworthy and Customer-focused."
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...

"Having good practices in code are really important, as is being sincere in the interviews...."

"The culture is the best part about Guidewire. There are lots of clubs/societies,..."

"They were great when I got here and they've just been refurbished and extended. It's..."

"I have flexible start times I can start any time between 7:30am and 9:30am which..."

"Base pay is good but it's not the best out there. However, the company provides good..."

"We get free basic breakfasts, snacks and soft drinks, a pension plan and a health..."

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

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

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

"When you start at Guidewire you'll be assigned a mentor (who will not long ago have..."

"The company is quite multinational, with people from all over the world working here...."

"People get promoted based on achievements, time served and merit. It gets gradually..."

"We have run coding competitions for college students/school children."

"There's a lot of training which is very beneficial once you're on the project. The..."

"Good benefits, great leadership and management, talented colleagues, exciting projects,..."

"There is a very long training process necessary to work here."

"The consultants have an annual meeting which usually takes place in America. This..."

"Flexible, cares for the employees, works hard to create a perfect working enviro..."

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

"The initial training is very important and well done, giving you a good understanding..."

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

"I would like the company to be better at getting its name out there and advertising..."

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