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1 person found this helpful  

Its an experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore (India)

Pros

- Amazing company to work for.
- Amazing people
- Amazing culture
- Immense opportunities to learn

Cons

- Less salary but it wont hit you until you really need money coz you are always happy working there.
- Though it has flat hierarchy there are times when you feel that good connections may get you great opportunities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dont hire aggressively. it wil kill company's culture

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    It could be the best work environment ever but they keep making mistakes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People - the Recruiting is the signature process of this company. You meet people that will become your mentors, best friends and even life partners. It's truly special.
    Flat hierarchy - same will say that it's not completely flat and is absolutely true, but compared to any other place, the number of hoops you have to go through and the proximity you have with decision makers (when you are not one yourself) is amazing.
    Purpose - the mission of the company is to "Better humanity through software" and, overall, it is what is being done...
    Flexibility/adaptability - Things can change easily and they do. If something is not working out and you can make your case, you have a great deal of chance to start fresh and new. It's possible to change hours, work areas, careers, locations and pretty much everything if you go for it and know a few "tricks".

    Cons

    Salary - In some regions is just not enough to go by, really. If you don't work on some core areas they are insulting, in fact.
    Poor communication (externally and internally) - There is an effort but it's weak and uncoordinated and goes in an erratic way. There's a very naive belief that using Marketing techniques is evil an unnecessary and it's harming the company immensely.
    Politics - On every place you can find good and bad people. The bad people at ThoughtWorks are unfortunately very good at pretend they are not bad and deceive the ones that are not looking closely. It's heart breaking to see how much damage they cause to get what they want.
    Great concepts, poor execution - There a number of amazing initiatives that are just a concept or in fact only poor executed. TWers are great on starting things and not so good to keep they going, when they are not at the core of their roles. Lots of great ideas are dropped and forgotten just because organisation and practicality is not the big asset around...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes.
    Management is a role. You need to be a true leader, hearing people and living up to your promises/speech. It's really hard to please the people at ThoughtWorks but it's also not easy for anyone to work here. As a leader you should work harder than anyone and just give up if you can't. Recognise and apologise for your mistakes and stay truthful and transparent. There are good things achieved but there is a long way to go to live it up to expectations....

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, not so great leaders

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    Current Employee - Application Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Application Developer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Great people. Good culture. Relatively less hierarchical.

    Cons

    Need to shift the focus more towards technology.

    Salary is average given the high quality of people the company aims to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think again if the people are with you in your journey where you are trying to take the company. I know that the founder has a dream and all regarding the future direction of the company. But are the people with you?

    Also, regarding technology, please be early adopters (what ThoughtWorks was earlier) and invest in terms of focussed workshops, trainings, etc. The point I'm striving to make is that these stuff should not be regarded as second class citizens in the pretext of losing "delivery focus".

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    No opinion of CEO
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