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Guidewire Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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Pros
  • "Work-life balance with flexibility and respect for personal needs;(in 124 reviews)

  • "smart people around you makes it interesting(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management are being quite indecisive at the moment.

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    Guidewire2019-01-10
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and work load Friendly environment

    Cons

    proprietary language, location, salary grow

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    Guidewire2019-07-10
  3. "Solid company to start off in tech industry. Working here for close to 2 years, started off fresh out of college."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment Good starting salary Detailed training (you are not thrown in to the deep end straight away) Plenty of social events

    Cons

    Promotion process feels a bit too vague and unclear. Some get promoted in 6 months and some take up to 2 years. Never given clear reasoning why outside of vague "They worked hard"

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    Guidewire2019-05-21
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great environment, bad salary, bad location"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Guidewire is a good place to start your career right after college. You will learn to work in an agile environment and get used to getting things done in software. There are opportunities to work in the US and elsewhere in Europe as a Field Consultant after 1 year here. Overall, you can get some valuable experience during your first two years here. After that, it kind of becomes a rut with little career progression.

    Cons

    Put simply, if you love coding, if you are a creative engineer who loves to design an idea out of thin air and build it, you should not work as a Consultant for Guidewire (you may consider applying for a Software Engineer position). Over time, doing only simple tasks over and over may crush your spirit, and limit your growth. Also, unless you work in a Digital project, most technologies are proprietary and they will be of no use in your career. Even if you work in Digital, you will be limited to the base product and working with Angular ~1.5 which is quite outdated by now. Overall, consultants are very limited to the base product. Being original and creative with your solutions (or thinking Outside the Box if you will), goes against the very description of the job: configuring. There are cases in which this is necessary, but Guidewire works hard to limit such cases (it's not cost-effective), so you may not have many chances to 'shine'. Career progression is tricky at best (there is a limited number of promotions and even if you are good, you may not get promoted simply because that year other people got promoted), and salaries are way, way too low. Also, salaries do not recognize your role in the company. It does not matter how hard your project or assignment is, you will get paid the same, or roughly the same, as your colleagues with the same title. Remote work is a delicate matter and ultimately your manager's call. Some people here see it as slacking whereas other people support it. Personally, I don't see what the big deal is about this. The office is too far away and poorly communicated, the job is basically remote itself with most of our clients in the US. Why not letting people take remote days whenever they want?

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    Guidewire2019-03-05
  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No micro management, very friendly and cooperative manager

    Cons

    Nothing specific but salary can be a concern

    Guidewire2019-03-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Technology stack is not quite attractive for general software developer

    Guidewire2019-03-01
  7. "Great people, culture and values."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people Great CEO Career Growth Review Process

    Cons

    Not the most interesting industrie

    Guidewire2019-03-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for 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.

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    Guidewire2018-09-19
  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - GSC in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guidewire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Is not close to the city center

    Guidewire2018-09-05
  10. "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a good Company and good culture. Very friendly people around and work environment is really good.

    Cons

    Less pay. Very less chance to learn new technologies and very less development work involved in day-to-day work.

    Guidewire2018-09-16
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