ThoughtWorks

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Good pay but difficult to find work.

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Former Employee - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at ThoughtWorks as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The programmers are extremely intelligent and are a delight to work with. The work (whenever I actually got some) was fun and the hours are pretty flexible if you're not on a client project.

Cons

The management system was very disorganized; instead of having one person to report to, I was passed from person to person, which made me feel a bit like a piece of baggage. I also had some conflict with a co-worker but was basically told to resolve the problem on my own.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There could have been more effort put into looking after interns so that they have enough work to do and are satisfied with how things are going.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for experienced professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Office culture, technically sound team mates

    Cons

    I have never seen such an attrition before. Indian offices of thoughtworks are getting a big hit bec' of few serious issues.

    If you are an experienced professional, then you should make the resource manager, Project manager, business analyst, team lead, they guy who sits in the next table who has big voice etc., feel that you are talented. Your complete growth, onsite opportunities, good projects - depends on what they feel about you. Earlier the organization wasn't this judgmental. How can a resource manager who doesn't know neither technology nor you, can decide what you will be doing ? But they will take all the key decisions just by the magical discussions that they have with other so called key people who doesn't know what you are working on.

    The local politics is spoiling a good company. So many talented people doesn't get a good project that they deserve. So many just-talk-and-get what you want people keep getting the opportunities setting bad example for others to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognizing talent. Stop living in opinions. Give opportunities to judge. Don't judge & give opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    ThoughtWorks is lifetime experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Consultant in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - QA Consultant in Pune (India)

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Best culture in IT industry
    - Only company which does things in true Agile way. Unlike others who have their own version of agile
    - Full of learning opportunities
    - Support social causes
    - Contribution towards open source. Recently, continuous integration server 'GO' has been open sourced!
    - Great and intelligent people around you, nice community.
    - Ultimate care of employees. ThoughtWorkers are most important for thoughtworks, even more than client in some cases
    - lots of travel opportunity
    - freedom of speech.
    - Flat hierarchy
    - Free Food, juices, cold-drinks, parties.
    - Work from home. People here understand your problem and try to solve it

    Cons

    - Some people do nothing other than talking aloud about gyaan like best practices which never works in real projects.
    - People talking in conferences are valued more than those who calmly do their work.
    - Couple of new projects are the typical 'thoughtworks' way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure the people who are bing paid big just for talking and giving unnecessary gyaan do not overdose others who are already doing good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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