ThoughtWorks

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Just started and the orientation was great!

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

- Great value system
- Smart people
- Everyone seems involved
- Clear sense of diversity

Cons

- Considerable travel
- Not heavy with processes so can seem confusing in the beginning

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    ThoughtWorks expects all employees to work 60 hours + more

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - smart people
    - technology leaders
    - positive culture
    - very poor management and leadership, with little to no qualifications

    Cons

    - "relationships matter more than results" is what the management states as a core value, so ti comes down to who you know and who likes you, rather than results, which encourages politics over productivity
    - the average employment is less than 2 yrs
    - company lacks diversity, below the industry average, although it's a core value and objective
    - equality among workers doesn't really exist

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've learned so much, and been given an opportunity to work at high profile clients

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    Smart people. Problem Solving Culture. Open. Flat. Influential Company. Agile (leaning towards XP rather than Scrum). Martin Fowler is the Chief Scientist. There's opportunity to try out other offices globally after you've served a year in the company.

    Cons

    It can be chaotic at times. Even as a consultant from an esteemed company, clients can sometimes ignore good advice. ThoughtWorks occasionally signs work that's not good for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing without selling out to a) unsustainable pace, b) big evil corporations. Grow the influencers inside.

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