ThoughtWorks Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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ThoughtWorks President and CEO Guo Xiao
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  1. Featured Review

    "Genuinely inclusive company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is truly kind, thoughtful, and smart. I haven't encountered any jerks since I've been here, which is refreshing. - The work is challenging and there are a lot of opportunities to learn as much as you want - Interesting company story/history that is a bit different from most other tech companies - Real dedication to inclusion that can be felt from day 1 when gender pronouns are declared when at orientation; really cool work done (solidarity over charity) to support causes dealing with poverty, health, climate change, etc.

    Cons

    - There is a bit of a divide in mindsets between some people who have been with the company for a long time and others who are newer; not too different from other companies in that sense, probably, but seems to be a bit more prevalent here. Will be interesting to see how the company progresses as a business considering its history - Lots of opinions, which isn't always a bad thing, but can feel a bit like 'death by committee' at times - ThoughtWorks is very committed to social change but needs to figure out how to balance that work/mentality with thriving as a business

  2. "Awesome work culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn, evolve, try anything new

    Cons

    stress to learn more and be in the race

  3. "best company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Mbale, Mbale
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a collaborative and mature environment conducive to career growth and great atmosphere

    Cons

    I can't think of any that are worth mentioning

  4. "Great place to learn and grow"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of smart people to learn and interact with on a daily basis - Amazing opportunity to grow as a human being and as a technical person - One of a few consultancies that have proper work ethics and doesn't want the f*** their clients - Most people are friendly and approachable - Non-toxic culture and no obvious politics - No pointing fingers or blaming anyone. people are very protected which is good but could also drive arrogance and immaturity at times - Extreme programming practices

    Cons

    - Cults, yes cults. if you belong to a certain group you are guaranteed good gigs otherwise you will end up in big corporates and boring gigs - Lots of arrogance, most devs think they are the best in the world and they are always right and the client is wrong - Lacking seniority and maturity. Unfortunately due to their low salaries, lots of seniors including myself leave for other jobs which have caused a lack of seniority within the company. it's obvious and everyone knows about it

  5. "Pretty good, but there is room for improvement"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    - you are treated like an individual, not a resource - you can get involved in many social justice work groups - good discussion and debate - diversity - interesting tech

    Cons

    - your own ability to network does determine your career progression - client trumps everything else - some departments don't have their act together - your happiness will depend entirely on the project you are on

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  6. "Best workplace for Career growth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Coimbatore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Work with cutting edge technology > Filled with great minds around where you will be learning daily > Flat organisation structure > An organisation with lot of cultural value > Each and everyone's ideas will be respected > An organisation which focus on social impact as one of its Goals > An organisation which encourages learning & knowledge sharing > Lot of employee benefits additional to salary

    Cons

    > Can provide learning licenses of coursera/udemy/Pluralsight

  7. "Great culture, growing too fast for its own good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still believes in the values with which the company was started, amazing people to work with, open culture, great benefits

    Cons

    finding difficult to scale values at the rate at which the company is growing

  8. "Having 7 years working experience in Procurement, Commercial Negotiation, IT Asset Management,"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - IT Procurement Manager in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flat Culture Best Team Best Mgmt Worklife balance is 100%

    Cons

    Nothing to tell about cons for TW

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A place to grow leaders and experts"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Coimbatore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Thoughtworks is that it does not ignore the other part of life that we sometimes ignore or our employers does not give importance to. But there are other obvious reasons because of which I love working at Thoughtworks are that it has it's own philosophy and principles which are followed religiously with benefits that outweighs the effort of following it. For example; TDD was just a mouthful say, but now I love doing it. I like keeping my code base clean, refactored and optimized, and ThoughtWorks' shares the same belief of mine. I am not a salary nerd, I am paid well and TW gave lot of other benefits such a reimbursement for internet, fitness equipment, books, monthly team outing budgets. If you're in office, you get free breakfast and lunch, and snacks, tea and juices from 9-to-5. It makes your job so much easier and efficient and you get to focus on lot of other things at your work or in life. And I love reading books and having a book budget is charming and super cool personally. Lastly, I have not explored all opportunities, as I am in my beginning of my career.

    Cons

    - If you're in office, you will be working on open desk style where you're likely to hear everything everyone talking nearby you. So sometimes it's inconvenient to work in office but you have options to navigate. - If you're not used to feedback culture, it takes time to acquire that habit and also to learn from feedback. It's important to hold this conversation when needed. - Get ready to travel. It was difficult in the beginning waiting at the airport transits and all. But it will get better. - Nobody will come and say you're promoted. You have to earn it and work through the process by yourself. No HR or Manager available that will inform you what you're worth. People will nominate you if you're a contributor and have impact on team's performance. And you can nominate yourself.

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  10. "Underpaid, incompetent leadership and weird grades criteria."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultor in Santiago
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet Rebecca Parsons and Martin Fowler eventually.

    Cons

    Business over people, boring clients.

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