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ThoughtWorks Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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ThoughtWorks CEO Guo Xiao
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409 Ratings
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  • "Travel can be taxing to work life balance over time(in 44 reviews)

  • "uma empresa aberta, que escuta feedbacks e busca entender o que as pessoas est(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Best organisation to learn and develop"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organisation structure Opportunities to learn Office Environment Culture

    Cons

    Situated in IT park (Chennai Office)

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-11
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    "Great company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Lack of an “adult/child” dynamic between sales and delivery that is common at many firms 2. We often work on the hardest, most difficult problems 3. It isn’t for Everyone

    Cons

    Nothing That I can think of

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-04
  3. "Inclusive top agile consultancy (but not family friendly)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Culture People Very flat hierarchies a lot of inspiring people and leader The leadership team is very approachable, transparent and very decent people

    Cons

    typical net of 50-60 hours if you want to really advance in your career important are billable hours (time you spent on work) instead of efficiency 50+ hours and a lot of travelling (Mon-Thu, sometimes Mon-Fri) is not family friendly

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-04
  4. "Great place to work... If it fits your lifestyle"

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    Graduate Software Developer in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    Like-minded colleagues through extensive interviewing process. Smart people that love to share their knowledge. High amount of trust and support.

    Cons

    Travel intensive work. Hidden social hierarchy. Rarely getting to work with colleagues from the same company. (much more frequent to be spending most time with client)

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-03
  5. "project plan and management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flat structure and flexible time

    Cons

    no management, no clear promotion path

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-14
  6. "Collaborative culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall collaborative learning environment

    Cons

    Nothing that is worth mentioning

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it was, has devolved into a higher end body shop"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You might get to meet Martin Fowler

    Cons

    Everything else. Seriously. This is a company where good talent goes to be exploited. They hire great talent, promise the world, underpay people by over 50%, and make talent that has skills to start companies and change the world build things that do not matter and are not interesting. Do you have the talent to get into Google, but want to get paid 50% of your market rate, never see your family (100% travel... required), and write boring Java code for grocery stores or banks? Come to ThoughtWorks! We will put you on a plane to amazing locations like Ohio, Delaware, and Oklahoma City while you work on your 4th divorce!

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    Advice to Management

    Sell yourselves as soon as possible.

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-05
  8. "Diverse, open and very collabaritive, with very high expectetions on people. Great place to grow."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, great place to learn, people in general with very flexible mindset and not big egos. Very skilful people but also willing to share their knowledge. Strong culture of collaboration. Curious colleagues. A lot of people with many interests beyond tech.

    Cons

    - Very high expectations on everyone, if you are not aware of your own healthy limit, you might over-commit or burnout. - A lot of clients will be very traditional enterprise organizations, that hire ThoughtWorks to change things, but you will find a lot of resistance, so the expectations when joining may disappoint you when facing the first client, so be prepare to deal with the frustration. - Travelling and a... lot of non-client related activities are counted as non-paid work.

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    Advice to Management

    -

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-06
  9. "Learning ground"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated people Encouraging management with focus on quality rather than delivery speed

    Cons

    Guiding principles are being diluted over time for the sake of expansion

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Best entry level program. 2. Known for agile way of working 3. Care for employees, house keeping staff 4. You won't get order from your boss because there are no bosses

    Cons

    1. Nowadays I'm observing that many old thoughtworkers are leaving company which is not good sign 2. New joinees/laterals will spoil the culture if there are no old guys guiding them 3. Client side experience is not as good as working in thoughtworks offices 4. Mass recruitment will have long term concerns

    Advice to Management

    Think about it , whether you want to grow like TCS or want to stay as you were few years back .

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-02
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