Mission: Our mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of a socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people - we call them ‘ThoughtWorkers’ - to:
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Our culture is very intentional. We hire for it, nurture it, check on it, and if something isn’t working, we fix it. Here’s what you’ll find in every ThoughtWorks office around the world:
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Tech for Social Good
As a global technology firm with social and economic justice at its very core, we are uniquely positioned to influence the impact of technology in the world.
"For me, social justice isn't just about doing work for good causes. It's also about looking at our core work and asking how it benefits society." - Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks
ThoughtWorks is active in many movements around the world and is always looking for collaborators that share our values. if you want to work with us, please get in touch! Some of our core initiatives include:
Our people often write about their experiences with and perspectives on social justice. You can read more on our Insights Channel.
Make Your Mark
People come to ThoughtWorks for the thrill of solving complex problems and championing new ideas in technology. To work with purpose and drive outcomes that make a real difference in our industry, for our clients and society.
Here, you’ll work on teams that bring software, platform, data, design, and strategy experts together to change the way the world works for millions of people.
Programs and benefits may vary by region, but in general, you can:
Every step of the way, we will support you and see that you have the resources you need to enrich your personal journey at ThoughtWorks.
What to Expect
You are free to learn and to change. You are welcome to be exactly who you are. Free to follow your curiosities and your passions. To voice your opinion on any platform you choose. Free to challenge ideas, assumptions and solutions - no matter who they belong to (respectfully), and work collectively for the greater good. Free to recommend the right tech for the job without bias. And free to have fun doing it.
Ready to make your mark? Explore our open jobs here on Glassdoor – or directly on our careers site to learn more and apply.
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I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 3 years)
I love the people! From the first day I interviewed, I felt like these “ThoughtWorkers” could literally all be friends, not just colleagues. Everyone is very sharp, opinionated, and cares about making the world a better place (through technology, activism, and/or solidarity with worthy causes). Lunchtime conversations are always interesting and engaging.
I also really appreciate that the company considers very carefully who they will take in as a client; if it’s not in line with our values we may not take the work even if it’s lucrative. We also do a lot of pro- and low-bono work for nonprofits and cool social organizations; it’s fun and energizing to work on those projects but even when I’m not working on one of them, I know my billable work with corporate clients is going to help us do more work to make a difference in society.
I love how global the ThoughtWorks community is — we have offices in something like 18 countries. And it is relatively easy to request a long term assignment in another company if you like.
If you enjoy the lifestyle of being a show-by-doing consultant (your time is split between doing your craft and advising/upskilling client teams in that craft), you get into some really meaty consulting scenarios; I personally thrive on that balance of doing and teaching.
What’s different with ThoughtWorks as a consultancy is that we partner with the clients on everything from concept creation and validation through developing the final solution, so you aren’t pigeonholed into just creating a concept or just executing on someone else’s vision.
Client projects can be anywhere from a few weeks to a year-ish, so you get to try out a lot of different domains and challenges — it’s rarely boring because your assignments are always changing.
Finally, it’s a very flat organization that gives you a lot of flexibility in creating your own career path. That can be difficult for some people to navigate, but if you’re a self-starter and enjoy driving your career into different directions, it’s fabulous for that.
Everyone is very opinionated. This is both a pro and a con because it brings up many engaging conversations and also can be challenging to navigate.
The flatness of the organization can be difficult for people that don’t enjoy making their own path.
There tends to be a lot of travel involved, depending on your home office and your specific projects. Some think of this as a pro, and some people get tired of traveling frequently and get burned out.
Advice to Management
The beauty of ThoughtWorks is in the people — make sure you keep the magic of our hiring processes that bring such awesome people together to form such a unique organization.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at ThoughtWorks (Chicago, IL) in October 2018.
I had interviewed for a Senior Business Analyst role however ended up being hired as a Lead Consultant. The interview process consisted of the following:
- Initial phone interview with a recruiter
- Second phone interview with a senior member of the product leadership team
- Completing an online Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
- On site interviews at the Chicago office consisting of:
> Technical BA interview (product thinking, agile understanding, analytical skills, etc.)
> Non-technical interview (core consulting skills, team dynamics, discussing a social/economic justice topic) -involved answering questions selected from a deck of question cards
> Lunch break within the office
> BA workshop (analysis and synthesis, flexibility and adaptability, facilitation) -involved a fictitious client scenario in which you had to identify the current as-is system scenario & paint points and draw this out using business process modeling while also interacting with fictitious client individuals to elicit requirements and feedback on a proposed solution
- Final phone discussion with a Delivery Principal (this was less of an interview and more of a final opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may with the firm, your role, etc.)
Although the interview process was long and challenging everything was done in a timely and organized manner. I've had a lot of bad interview experiences involving incredibly long delays, lack of structure, and individuals who have zero interest in conducting good interviews but the HR team at ThoughtWorks did a fantastic job. I had also been dealing with a very supportive HR individual throughout the interview process. The in person interviews will also be different in many ways compared to most companies but remain confident, determined, and just be yourself throughout the experience.