ThoughtWorks

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A great first software development job

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Software Developer
Former Employee - Software Developer

I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There are plenty of talented and passionate people here to learn from. They have offices all around the world and can be good about letting you transfer. If you show initiative they like helping you move into positions with more responsibility. The company structure is relatively flat so you don't have to deal with people whose sole purpose is to climb the ladder.

Cons

TW is good but not all of the clients are, so you could end up on an awful project. People there say that there's a very openminded, transparent culture and it's not completely untrue but it seemed to me that you'd better share everyone's general opinion or keep quiet. The pay relative to how much you get billed out to clients for can be bad.

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Not a place for experienced professionals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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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