Compare IBM vs ThoughtWorks BETA

See how working at IBM vs. ThoughtWorks compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at IBM vs. ThoughtWorks. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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ThoughtWorks

Employee Ratings

  • ThoughtWorks scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 66431 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 161 reviews)
ThoughtWorks employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.4
ThoughtWorks employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.1
ThoughtWorks employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
4.5
ThoughtWorks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
IBM Ceo Arvind Krishna
86%
86%Arvind Krishna
CEO Approval
ThoughtWorks Ceo Guo Xiao
99%
99%Guo Xiao
ThoughtWorks employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
96%
ThoughtWorks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
ThoughtWorks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 27% higher than IBM employees rated theirs.

Salaries

IBM has 67,852 more total submitted salaries than ThoughtWorks.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Advisory Software Engineer2798 Salaries
$130,754/yr
Senior Consultant2787 Salaries
$105,487/yr
Senior Systems Engineer1154 Salaries
$90,048/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Applications Developer348 Salaries
$102,459/yr
Lead Consultant86 Salaries
$146,676/yr
Computer Systems Analyst5 Salaries
$118,626/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at ThoughtWorks.
  • "Low salary" was the most mentioned Con at IBM.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at ThoughtWorks.
Pros
Pros
"Good work environment"(in 2650 reviews)
"Flexible working hours"(in 2536 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 102 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 98 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low salary"(in 786 reviews)
"Salary hike"(in 708 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 49 reviews)
"Consultancy"(in 24 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist

I have been working at IBM full-time

Pros

Good work life balance for employees

Cons

Nothing as such internal project movement should be easier

"Believe the hype"Mar 26, 2021

Current Employee - Manager

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

Pros

You'll work with some of the smartest people in the technology industry You are treated like a human, trusted and respected You are always made to feel welcome The work is interesting - clients... challenge us with complexed problems which keeps us on our toes and in turn makes the work challenging and enjoyable The benefits aren't spoken about enough, length pat leave, 6 months full pay, or 12 months half pay maternity alongside an incredible new fertility policy to support IVF treatment and child loss

Cons

Training has been a problem in the past, but in the past 6 months there has been some great initiatives put into place for folk to really learn and advance their own expertise

Advice to Management

Keep listening, keep evolving, keep being honest and open

Job Postings

IBM has 10,608 more recently posted open jobs than ThoughtWorks.