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ThoughtWorks Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
1993
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded over 25 years ago, we’ve grown from a small team in Chicago to a leading global software consultancy of more than 6000 employees. With our roots in custom systems and agile software delivery, we’re at the forefront of defining the tech principles used ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to create an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Maybe you can't replace what you had in person, but there is still valuable insight into how teams can continue to bond and connect in a fully remote environment.

  • COVID-19

    It's been months since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan. In a way, looking at ThoughtWorks China's actions are like looking into the future and our regions have taken China's leadership response as a blueprint of how to take a proactive, people-focused approach to keeping people safe.

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ThoughtWorks – Why Work With Us?


We aim to foster a vibrant community of diverse and passionate technologists. We believe that cultivating an inclusive work environment stimulates open curiosity, promotes courage and helps us be a better partner to our clients. Here’s what you’ll find in every ThoughtWorks office around the world: 

  • Building software is a social activity done by teams of brilliant and motivated people, not a mechanistic process. You’ll work on autonomous, cross-functional teams focused on delivering value early and greater business impact overall.  
  • We believe that when we help others grow, we grow ourselves. Our culture of collective learning is built on seeking out and nurturing potential, sharing lessons learned and knowledge earned, and celebrating the steps we see our colleagues take on their growth journeys.

We genuinely hire nice, honest, smart people. During our interview process, you’ll find that we focus more on aptitude and attitude as opposed to what's on your resume or CV. Learn more about our approach to hiring.

As organizations face the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, our ThoughtWorks China team shares their experiences to help you navigate your own path through these challenging times.

At ThoughtWorks, we have been working remotely and on distributed teams for over two decades. Our roots in agile delivery have prepared us to transition in difficult circumstances more smoothly while keeping employee health and safety top of mind. We know that when we look after our people, we strengthen our community which enables us to be a better partner for our clients.

Our ThoughtWorkers and leaders have also shared their experiences working remotely, building community on distributed teams, or adapting to life during COVID-19. Here are some of their stories:

Don't stop collaborating just because you're remote

Coping with Covid-19

5 crucial diversity & inclusion lessons we need to learn from COVID-19

Challenges Faced in Distributed Development

Visit our Remote Work page to read more from ThoughtWorkers. 

Grads and Career Changers

Computer science grads. Mid-life career changers. Bootcamp alumni. It doesn't matter what your background is: everyone has the opportunity to launch a tech career at ThoughtWorks. All of our entry-level joiners start their journey at ThoughtWorks University: our immersive entry-level program designed to prepare you for life as a ThoughtWorker. You'll spend five weeks with peers from around the world learning how to build working software from day one.

Learn more about TWU

We are intolerant of intolerance. Every day we ensure ThoughtWorks is a welcoming place for people across a spectrum of ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It’s not lip service. We’re radically transparent about our hiring and training initiatives. For example, the Anita Borg Institute has named ThoughtWorks to their list of Top Companies for Women Technologists, for three years in a row (2016 - 2018), and many of our ThoughtWorkers speak and write openly about inclusivity.  

Many of the enterprise organizations we work with have spent years investing in new business capabilities, integrating acquisitions, and modernizing technology stacks, essential to bringing best-of-breed solutions to market. However, these strategic investments can result in a tangled mess of legacy technology, skill-sets, processes, and culture.

We bring 25+ years of global software delivery experience to every partnership. We help our clients to remove technology roadblocks and leverage their core assets. Our clients think big. They trust us to deliver disruptive thinking and innovative technology that empowers them to succeed. From big banks and global retailers to revolutionary healthcare start-ups, we’ve built the software behind some of the world's most successful businesses.

Learn how we partner with clients.

ThoughtWorks Reviews

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is truly kind, thoughtful, and smart. I haven't encountered any jerks since I've been here, which is refreshing.
    - The work is challenging and there are a lot of opportunities to learn as much as you want
    - Interesting company story/history that is a bit different from most other tech companies
    - Real dedication to inclusion that can be felt from day 1 when gender pronouns are declared when at orientation; really cool work done (solidarity over charity) to support causes dealing with poverty, health, climate change, etc.

    Cons

    - There is a bit of a divide in mindsets between some people who have been with the company for a long time and others who are newer; not too different from other companies in that sense, probably, but seems to be a bit more prevalent here. Will be interesting to see how the company progresses as a business considering its history
    - Lots of opinions, which isn't always a bad thing, but can feel a bit like 'death by committee' at times
    - ThoughtWorks is very committed to social change but needs to figure out how to balance that work/mentality with thriving as a business

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ThoughtWorks Interviews

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at ThoughtWorks (Hyderabad (India)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was quite seamless. The reason I call it so is because of the way Recruiter has kept me informed about the complete process and what's coming. The icing on the cake was that at the end of every round, I was given real time feedback which really helped me a lot. There were 5 rounds in total which includes Telephonic, Tech 1, Tech 2 (Case Study rounds), P3 and Leadership. The whole process took about one week including the rolling out of my offer letter.

    Cheers to ThoughtWorks and their Talent Acquisition team for keeping the candidates engaged and reducing the wait time.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview panel emphasizes a lot on problem solving, understanding Client's pain areas, structured thinking, solution envisioning, Requirements elicitation techniques and communication   Answer Question
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ThoughtWorks Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Awards in New York, Information Age Women in IT Awards, 2019
  • Top Company for Women Technologists 2018, Anita Borg Institute, 2018
  • Technical Leadership Abie Award, Anita Borg Institute, 2018
  • Top Companies for Women Technologists, Anita Borg Institute, 2017
  • Women in IT Awards (USA) finalist, Business Role Model of the Year, Women in IT Awards, 2018
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