Guidewire Reviews

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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4.3
83%
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97%
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Guidewire CEO Mike Rosenbaum
Mike Rosenbaum
25 Ratings
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  • "Growing pains and the transition to a full cloud company can be difficult due to the lack of transparent strategy(in 23 reviews)

  • "Specially the professional services unit lost of disconnect with higher management(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "DevOps Enginer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for 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.

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  2. "Senior Java Consultant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment Nice people Good benefits Career opportunities

    Cons

    Not a technical challenge Far from city center

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  3. "Early Days But It Seems Like A Great Experience Lies Ahead"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Consultant II in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very responsive colleagues and managers across various departments.

    Cons

    Learn a lot as fast as possible

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Guidewire blanchardstown"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Desktop & Engineering in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities. Not bad pay.

    Cons

    Some political operators. Make for some uneasy encounters

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Shifting sands"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Annual training budget Economically stable company 2 days a year to do charity work on behalf of the company. Working from home is not a problem. Good social side if you can stand the cons below...

    Cons

    Sadly no longer embodies Rationality, Integrity & Collegiality. Would recommend for someone just starting out or looking for a job but not for a career unless you are a devout intersectional identitarian. Critical thinkers not welcome unless they keep quiet or swear fealty to the cause. Was always left leaning (e.g. former CEO made political statements against Trump in company meeting back in 2016 and you'll find the bulk of news sources cited by staff on slack are NYT, WaPo, Atlantic and Vox), so was fine for those that lean left or are moderate (you can however find prior complaints on here from right leaning former staff about how unwelcoming they found it), unfortunately things have shifted considerably in a short time... We've had mandatory training this year on how to be good "allies", not to commit "microaggressions" and various other SJW coded language rather than just being professionals and leaving our labels, and judgements of other people's private lives, etc..., at the door. Colleagues expressed confusion, regarding this training, that we're not allowed ask where someone is from anymore as that counts as a "microaggression". George Floyd has accelerated things exponentially, especially for non-US offices where the toxic tribalism was minimal. Management sent multiple emails in the follow up to that tragedy, with only one adopting a moderate stance and he had to couch his email with his own family's history to try deflect any backlash for not giving 110% support. Company has now swung ultra "woke" with a manager openly stating in a company meeting this week that we specifically want "equality of outcome", equality of opportunity is not enough. Most left leaning activists even know to be furtive around that difference between "equality" and "equity" so that they are this open shows they know resistance is futile. She also mentioned that she had been seeking out people of colour to ask them "as a black person..." how they found meetings, etc... (apparently missing that prefacing a sentence like that is also actually a microaggression, but then activists are rarely consistent). Then we had someone in the meeting ask if we were going to break from INDUSTRY STANDARDS in code repositories of "master" and "slave" and I honestly couldn't be sure if they were serious or joking. Management treated it as a serious question yet I wonder did anyone take the time to research the origins of that convention in naming and whether it has anything to do with actual slavery? Multiple seminars on "Diversity and Inclusiveness" now in our calendars to make sure we buy into the intersectional politics. Some slack channels are being bombarded with SJW causes, that they are tying to BLM but even a cursory glance with a critical mind shows they are at best unrelated and some are questionable causes to boot. But it is abundantly clear critical thinking is not welcome, which is rather ironic considering the nature of the work requires such. I would cling to hope that the company might reset course, let rational thought prevail again, but the fact that the training above predated the chaos in the US it's clear that's just the new heading, icebergs or not.

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    "Think twice"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, good work-life balance

    Cons

    False promises regarding the job, co-workers. Obvious politics which results in a really bad work environment.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work-life balance with top-notch benefits."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consulting Internship 

    I have been working at Guidewire full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance with top-notch benefits. The management team really seems to care about their employees. You may have to work late/from home sometimes when the company needs you to, but that is balanced with the ability to work from home when YOU need to; its a fair trade.

    Cons

    Technologies used might not be the most trending.

  8. "QA Lead"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Guidewire part-time

    Pros

    good company to work and nice benefits

    Cons

    good place to work, don't see any cons

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  9. "Great culture, values people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, value people's suggestion and contribution.

    Cons

    Not the hottest tech, but training is encouraged.

  10. "Solution Consultant 2"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Consultant II in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is on spot. Kind and supporting managers.

    Cons

    Training delivery can be improved.

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