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ThoughtWorks Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance cannot be matched (in 52 reviews)

  • Lot of smart people to work with (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance if you want to advance (in 32 reviews)

  • Based on the region and the project there might be a lot of travel involved (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Openness to Feedback, access to managment

    Cons

    Agile passionate, so unwilling to follow any other methodology - which can make sales somewhat difficult.


  2. "Overall nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Good if you like to self manage and navigate a flat hierarchy. Lot of opportunities to change roles and take on new challenges

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy can also be a con depending on your working style.

  3. "company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    passionate technologists with the right set of values, socially aware and responsible

    Cons

    nothing I can think off

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "TW Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Flat org, lots of freedom to build your own path, very strong Agile community

    Cons

    Very easy to be alienated and isolated


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cautiously Optimistic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Our recent acquisition by Apax was very smooth in terms of communication. Word was given to ThoughtWorkers first before public announcements. Technology leaders were central to strategy and seem to be elevated in stature. A recent visit by Apax partners was encouraging and the firm seems reasonable.

    Cons

    With any event like this, there will be changes. Time will tell but I am optimistic that we can increase our impact as technologists and business advisors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tech at our core and let's not change the culture (too much)!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "All employees are equal, but some are more equal than other"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, culture, multiple offices all over the world, benefits

    Cons

    Heavy on travel - you might need to travel 100% of your time and there's nothing you can do about it, this company runs on travel
    Pays less than what you could earn, especially if you've been there for a few years.
    Tells you that there is no limit for what you can do and how you can grow, but actually have some obscure ways of gathering performance feedbacks from managers that have no idea about what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Please hear your folks. Compensate them adequately, people can't pay their kids daycare with love and energy, they need decent pay.


  7. "Software Developer Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, getting to work with lots of different companies and gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    You have to travel, you don't get a lot of choice about what you work on

  8. "Great place for a consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    The people are great! Collaborative teams with some of the smartest people in the world.

    Cons

    Depending on your role, could be up to 80% travel


  9. "A good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Really good people. Both technically, and just really chill to work with, talk and find mentorship from.

    Cons

    100% travel really takes a big hit to your social life.
    So many changes, you need a neck-brace.

    Advice to Management

    Steady the ship.


  10. "Great place with great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance. The people you work with are great. Lots of for growth.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, can be exhausting.


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