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"Smart people with a social conscience doing great work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Work with some very bright people
Generally respect individuals
Opportunities to work globally
Chicago office has a great view

Cons

Ongoing cash problems
Grade school communication mentality -- gossip is rewarded, even if it's not true
Founders inner circle is always protected
Politics -- office, local, national, global. If you don't like politics you are in trouble.
Two-tiered organization -- billable or non. God help you if you're "overhead"

Advice to Management

Don't forget the little people. Get rid of "golden boy" mentality for genius new hires. Communicate like adults -- forget the gossip train. Lose the inner circle.

Other Employee Reviews for ThoughtWorks

  1. "One of the most unique and challenging place to work in the world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Analytics Practice in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Analytics Practice in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ThoughtWorks mission - you work for a company that's about much more than just making money
    The opportunity to work with some of the most talented and passionate technologists in the world
    The opportunity to constantly develop as a technologist and consultant
    Egalitarian organization without a lot of the political infighting you experience in larger corporations
    A place where you can be yourself

    Cons

    Travel
    The job can demand a lot from a person


  2. "A wonderful company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Even if you are not working on a social impact program, knowing that it is a priority with the company makes all the difference.
    The interview process means that you are always working on a good team.

    Cons

    5 days a week of traveling can mean that you only see your family for 36 hours a week for months on end.

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