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Guidewire Overview

San Mateo, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (GWRE)
Computer Hardware & Software
€500 million to €1 billion (EUR) per year
We believe that PandC insurance plays a vital role in protecting people and business and in enabling society to function. We specialize in serving PandC insurers, with a focused commitment that puts customer success above all else. We are privileged to serve a global community ... Read more

Mission: Guidewire exists to deliver the software that property and casualty insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change―and to ensure that every customer succeeds in the journey.

Company Updates

  • Meet Debbie. "I am part of our global finance team. Our objectives are to ensure the Company is compliant in all countries it operates in but also to create value by business partnering with the organization to ensure we can strategically minimize risk with minimal disruption to day-to-day business operations." After hours, you will find Debbie training for her next marathon, a passion that made her travel to different countries to discover new running experiences and culture. Get to know us: #insideguidewire

  • We are pleased to welcome Mike Rosenbaum as Guidewire's new CEO! See the press release for more details:

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Guidewire – Why Work For Us?


Where every role has meaning

We all play a part in the success of Guidewire, working together to build, sell, implement, and support our platform while ensuring our business is operating at peak performance.

It starts with setting goals each year, from company goals to team and individual ones. And each quarter we hear from our CEO and leadership team on how we’re progressing, so that we can continue to work together and push forward.

Our people are proud to work for Guidewire – and we're proud to have them

We celebrate what makes us different while sharing the belief in our core values of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. We strive to create an environment where every voice counts and everyone has the opportunity to make an impact, both on our company and the industry we serve.

Your progression


We believe everyone has the power to shape their own career.

Your ambition and hard work, along with our continuing support, will see you achieve whatever you set out to do.

And our learning program is aligned and tightly integrated with our business goals, company values, and practices. We understand that the more we can support you and your career with training and development, the better you'll perform. Ultimately, that impacts the success of our business.


We have a combination of tailored in-house, instructor-led classroom learning and training from highly respected external suppliers.

These courses include:

  • Insurance 101Guidewire product training (Professional Services Consultants can achieve certification, which is offered only to employees),
  • behavioral and soft skills training,
  • leadership and management development, and compliance training.

In addition, we give all employees access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library with unlimited access to over 6,000 courses in Business, Technology, and Creative Skills, taught by industry experts.


The Guidewire team is very proud of the reputation we have earned in the industry. We take great pride in the products we build and the manner in which we operate as a company and on an individual level.

We live and operate by three basic principles. These are the same principles upon which Guidewire was founded and they remain at the heart of all we do today:

  • We value integrity in everything that we do: truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other.
  • We are dedicated to rationality: communicating through clear arguments, building excellent quality products, and making decisions carefully on the basis of factual evidence.
  • We prize collegiality: working together as professional equals, with a minimum of hierarchy.


Click here for an extended look at Guidewire's Values and Practices. 


If you like what you see, come and talk to us.

We have an idea about what makes a happy life for employees: meaningful work, quality products, sound business strategy, ultra-competent colleagues, and plenty of freedom to innovate and create. But it's easy to say nice things on a website.

We invite you to really find out the truth for yourself. Most of our job offers are accepted, so we're pretty confident that you'll like what you see!

If you interview at Guidewire, we will treat you with respect and courtesy, and we will also attempt to create, in the interview, as realistic a work experience as possible. We want to learn about you, of course, but we also want you to see what it would be like to work with us.

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    Everybody is very very friendly, management are very open, salary is great and the stocked kitchens are a big plus.


    Management are being quite indecisive at the moment.

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    Make a decision and stick to it.

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Guidewire Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in March 2014.


    It was very long. Three phone interviews, a coding test, and then three interviews on one day lasting an hour. I thought this was way over the top for a entry level position. The question were manageable for a decent CS student, data structures, design patterns, sql questions. I was also asked to demonstrate the architecture of my final year project.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you find out if a linked list contains a loop?   1 Answer
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Guidewire Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work 2017, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Great Place to Work 2019, Great Place to Work Ireland, 2019
  • Best Large Workplaces (#8),, 2018
  • 2017 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
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