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Get the Inside Buzz on Guidewire Software Ireland

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 make sure you are familiar with and confident with OOP/Java...."

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

"The office space is great with kitchen and an area where you can play games (Xbox,..."

"The company is flexible though I am also willing to work longer hours as I enjoy..."

"In my experience, the pay and bonuses are highly competitive."

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

"The process consists of an initial recruiter phone screen, followed by a code test..."

"I was asked questions of a technical nature, as well as ones about my experience..."

"Most correspondence is by e-mail (as opposed to printing messages out) and the company..."

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

"I've been on two teams, one as a shadow assignment to learn the ropes and now I'm..."

"There are a number of teams and career paths at the company; data management, training,..."

"The company gets involved in many community events. I've participated in the hour..."

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

"Relaxed atmosphere with great colleagues. There are also lots of ways to wind down..."

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

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

"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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