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Guidewire Overview

Foster City, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Public (GWRE)
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Guidewire is a specialist software company focused on the strategic needs of the $2 trillion global property-casualty insurance industry. The Guidewire InsurancePlatform unifies three product families — core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement ... 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.

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  • "So, it's not really about the workspace for me. We could work in the fanciest building and have the most top-notch facilities but I would not enjoy it as much if the atmosphere and culture were not the same as what I have now in the team "
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  • Are you entrepreneurial, a polyglot hashtag#programmer and a 12-factor #app guru? Are you interested in helping shape & contributing to our new #Cloud products? If so, time to join us!

    You will play a significant role in the design and development of micro-services, components, and tools for #Guidewire’s next generation, cloud-native data & analytics platform. A #data platform is targeted to be best-in-class in enabling our customers with mission-critical insights and decision-making capabilities. Click here for more :

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Guidewire – Why Work For Us?


  
Join the Guidewire Team!

At Guidewire, we understand the benefit of having people invested in the long term success of the company and we are committed to creating an environment where every person is given the opportunity to succeed through their contributions. Of course we have structure, and an outstanding leadership team, but also every Guidewire person has a voice on the best way to do things.

Nobody recognizes this more than our CEO, Marcus Ryu. The embodiment of our culture, he leads us with an unwavering commitment to our values. He is open to new ideas, actively encourages feedback and has a continuous drive to simply 'be better'. This drive is contagious, empowering each and every one in Guidewire to make a difference ‐ in our products, for our customers and as a business. And with new ideas come new opportunities, new challenges to work on and new ways to grow.

At Guidewire, we understand the benefit of having people invested in the success of the company for the long haul, and we're committed to creating an environment that keeps people here.

It's remarkable, if you think about it: companies all around the world that handle billions dollars worth of business a year trust us to manage their most critical business functions. These aren't lightweight peripheral systems – they are the core, mission-critical applications that the majority of employees use all day, every day. 

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. 

 

Our dedication to helping our customers adapt and succeed in this time of rapid industry change is putting Guidewire at the forefront of Insuretech. The future has never looked so exciting!


 


 

 

 

 

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

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    I have been working at Guidewire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Guidewire offices are clean, have a casual atmosphere, and employees are provided with free snacks and drinks.
    - Management encourages and facilitates employees to progress their professional and leadership skills with clear career paths outlined.
    - Employees have control over their own career path with a lot of internal opportunities available.
    - Guidewire is solving important and complex problems with their products and services.
    - There are office based positions or 80% travel based positions.

    Cons

    - Methodologies are sometimes outdated and it can be difficult to change the internal status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Review project methodologies and processes more frequently and give the development teams on the ground level more of a voice in this area.

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Guidewire Photos

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Guidewire Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  • 2017 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2017
  • Best Large Workplaces (#8), http://www.greatplacetowork.ie/component/content/article/594/594, 2018
  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Sole leader, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2016
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