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Guidewire Overview

San Mateo, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
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 Paul, Methodology Project Manager in our #Cloud and Customer Success Team and seasoned triathlete after hours. "My favorite thing is how quickly you can see the impact you have and how your ideas can become a reality. I proposed a new working model for our support team; it's quite a significant change in the way the team will support our customers. It was picked up straight away; I got to work on it with the team to implement it, and it's now live! I can see such opportunities for anybody joining Guidewire." http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMyG7 #insideguidewire #guidewirecareers

    Guidewire careers :: Cloud and Customer Success

    We deliver SaaS solutions via Guidewire Cloud™, which enables insurers to focus on business agility while transferring related IT responsibilities to Guidewire. We're responsible for implementation, ongoing management, and upgrades. Guidewire Cloud™ is powered by AWS's highly resilient cloud infrastructure with SLAs backed by our experienced Guidewire teams and SaaS-certified partners.

  • Last week in the #Dublin office we had the most fun two-day #Hackathon. It was great to get to know and learn from the most innovative minds across all departments. Congrats to all and the winning team! #insideguidewire

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Guidewire – Why Work With 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.

Guidewire Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "DevOps Enginer"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really a good company with a big pool of talented employees. Very cultural and diverse people work in this company.

    Good work-life balance can be seen here. Lots of Benefits in excess to your package. More fun and entertainment while you work. More space to improve your knowledge. I would definitely recommend anyone in Guidewire.

    Cons

    Average salary compared to current market standards. A pinch of politics can be seen, but they are ignorable.

    Programming Language used by Guidewire is Gosu, which is mostly not used anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to mention.

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Guidewire Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Graduate Java Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Guidewire (Dublin, Co. Dublin).

    Interview

    It began with a two hour codility programming exercise with two questions that were pretty fun to solve and were pretty unique. They test a lot of areas like ability to use different data structures and also can be used to see how intuitive you are in tackling a given problem. I had a lot of fun solving these.

    After this you're invited to do a video interview (Technical) with one of their employees, you go through various questions starting with the basics of JAVA and then onto others like SQL, databases and even some questions on the final year project. At the end you get to solve another technical problem like you were shown during codility that you work on an online collaborative editor.

    After this stage, you get invited to do a 3 hour on-site interview. You get to meet people that work there and also get a tour of their offices. The interview consists of three parts, technical, cultural and one with a hiring manager. The technical interview was similar to the online video interview and you get to solve problems on the whiteboard - this one is more collaborative however and you're working with your interviewer on solving these problems. The cultural and hiring manager interviews are very similar, they talk to you about the company, the roles and also talk about yourself, your cv and your plans and ambitions and discuss on why you want to work at guidewire and assess you on your ability to work with customers and colleagues. Be prepared for questions that assess your 'closeness' to their three core values and make sure you sell yourself as someone who adheres to those values.

    The interviewers are really nice people - it's like talking to a friend and solving issues together - don't be nervous.

    I got a job offer from another company so I had to withdraw my application before I could get a response.

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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), http://www.greatplacetowork.ie/component/content/article/594/594, 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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