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ThoughtWorks Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Every tech company has a humble beginnings story. Here’s ours: We started 25 years ago in a Chicago basement. Not long after that, we started working with a retail client who’s still with us today. A few years later we were pioneering Agile software ... Read more

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:
1. Run a sustainable ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Interested in attending a conference focused on technology at the core? No fuss just real tech? We’re excited to announce that our tickets for #XConfEurope 2019 are now live! Get your tickets here: #tech #eu #xconfeu

    XConf EU 2019

    XConf is created by technologists, for technologists, who care deeply about the craft of software and its ability to make the world a better place. Now in its 6th year, ThoughtWorks XConf will be hosted across the UK, Germany and Spain. Join us as we welcome Neal Ford, Director, Software Architect, ThoughtWorks to the stage as our keynote speaker!

  • Join Ian Cartwright, member of our Doppler Group and Aliki Yiannakou, Software Developer on Tuesday 21st May at Federation House, Manchester for a presentation and discussion on our latest Tech Radar.

    Register here

    ThoughtWorks Technology Radar | Manchester

    Adopt, trial, assess or hold? Get ahead of the latest tech trends Federation House, Manchester M4 4BF Tuesday 21st May - 6:30pm onwards for a 7pm start Join us on Tuesday 21st May - we'd like to invite you to join Ian Cartwright , member of our Doppler group and Aliki Yiannakou , Software Developer for a presentation and discussion on our latest Tech Radar.

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ThoughtWorks – Why Work For Us?

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:

  • 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, three years in a row (2016-2018), and many of our ThoughtWorkers speak and write openly about inclusivity.
  • Building software is a social activity done by teams of brilliant and motivated people, not a mechanistic process. You’ll work on holistic, cross-functional teams focused on delivering business value early and greater business impact overall.
  • We genuinely strive to hire nice, honest, smart people. During the interview, you’ll find we focus more on aptitude, attitude, integrity,rather than whether or not you have the perfect CV.

Come by an office, meet us, and see it for yourself.

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 ourInsights 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:

  • Attend that tech conference (we’ll reimburse you.)
  • Learn new programming languages.
  • Deliver a talk or workshop at our many meetups, conferences and events.
  • Spend a season as a trainer at ThoughtWorks University.
  • Nominate yourself for a Leadership Development Program.
  • Change course and pursue a different role.
  • Start a community event series.
  • Organize an interest group. Start a book club. Plan a camping trip.
  • Volunteer your time.
  • Write a blog post.
  • Write a book.

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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ThoughtWorks Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Introduction to the Industry, Strong Core Values, Wonderful Culture & People"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


    - Individuals from all over the world and different walks of life which shows their strong embrace of diversity and inclusion
    - Passionate individuals with often strong opinions
    - Great environment for learning a lot and very fast
    - Great overview of the state of software companies all of the world due to such a wide variety in projects


    - Paths to success within the company are difficult to identify past a certain point.
    - Lots of internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of ThoughtWorks' original culture.

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ThoughtWorks Photos

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ThoughtWorks Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Lead Consultant Applications Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at ThoughtWorks (Hyderabad (India)) in July 2018.


    Very well designed interview process to very well understand the capabilities of the candidate. Not focussed on a particular technology. They try to understand if you are a real developer at heart

    Interview Questions

    • The coding challenge that I got was on the lines of seeking natural text as input and processing instructions based on the context.   1 Answer
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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
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2017- 18 (Australia), Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), 2018
  • Top 20 Places for Women to Work in Brazil, Great Place to Work®, 2016
  • Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2016
  • 2016 Winner - Tech Diversity, Tech Diversity Awards, 2016
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