Thoughtworks Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1993
  • Company - Public (TWKS)
  • IT Service
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Founded over 25 years ago, we’ve grown from a small team in Chicago to a leading global software consultancy of more than 9000 employees. With our roots in custom systems and agile software delivery, we’re at the forefront of defining the tech principles used by some of the ...
Mission: Our mission is to create an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence.

Company Updates

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Thrilled to see Thoughtworks Australia ranked #4 in this year’s Best Workplaces list in the medium category by Great Place to Work. 90% of employees at Thoughtworks Australia say it is a great place to work compared to 55% of employees at a typical Australia-based company.
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We’re proud to be recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for All Women. This is earned through our continued commitment to the careers of women, which includes offering benefits and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our partnership with WORK180 means women can confidently apply with ThoughtWorks, they’ll receive the fair and equal support they need to thrive.
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Thoughtworks Reviews

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"Caring company with good base values"

Jul 11, 2021 - Business Analyst in Brisbane


Caring company, good values, takes client outcomes seriously and doesn’t take advantage of clients just to make money.


Little structure so you have to be a self-advocate.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Thoughtworks

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

At ThoughtWorks, we understand that we have a role to play in improving representation at our company and across the regions. D&I runs deep within our culture and is one of our business metrics. It flows into the way we find and nurture talent, and define HR and compensation policies. We stri

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Thoughtworks Interviews

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Applied online46%
Campus Recruiting17%

  1. Featured Interview

    Software Developer Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canada
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Thoughtworks (Canada) in Jul 2021



    I applied directly through the employer's website.


    The whole interview took about roughly a month primarily because of my availability as I was inundated with a lot of work meetings (current work). So, on my accord, some of our meetings got pushed around and hence the delay.

    The team that handled my recruitment was amazing and very prompt with responding back to my emails and highly accommodating, even when I had to cancel meetings almost at the last minute.

    Four rounds:
    1. HR Screening (Getting a general sense of your candidature).
    2. Pair Programming (Test TDD and problem solving capabilities)
    3. Non-Technical (Test culture fit via conversation starter card deck)
    4. Technical (Test breadth and depth of software development proficiency, ability to articulate past projects clearly from a technical standpoint)

    After you clear all the above rounds, you'd get a call from the person assigned to you from the coordination team. This is basically like a feedback round where the both of you can exchange feedback and finally you hear the verdict. I wish you well and hopefully you hear the good news.

    That's it, you're all set. You'll receive a promotional offer document, if you like it and give the green signal, you'll get the official offer document in a day or two. I got it the next day. This is unique to the office that is processing the document, so please do not panic if your timeline does not match mine. You're so close to being a TWer, hang in there.

    Now for those of you who want to know a bit more about the rounds,

    **HR Screening Round (~30 minutes)**
    Brief introduction about yourself structured in the below format:
    * an introduction about your company,
    * the industry they are in, revenue numbers (lends a sense of scale) if you know,
    * the team you lead or belong in,
    * going over the tech stack and
    * finally a one liner or a very succinct summary of your current project(s).

    **Pair Programming (~90 minutes)**
    * You're expected to familiarize with the codebase and be ready to tackle implementing features based on user stories that are presented in a Trello board, along with apparel sizes like medium, large, XL, etc.., (indicator of time and effort required).
    * Firstly, setup the environment as mentioned in the email using an IDE of your choice and do _not_ do this during the interview. While working with the codebase during the interview, feel free to use keybindings to seamlessly navigate the codebase.
    * If you have used TDD, build the feature using TDD, if not, learn about it and practice before you attempt this. Enterprise solutions are put through the gauntlet and rigorously tested. So it is of no surprise for the interviewer to expect this. This ranks highly amongst the list of skills being tested. Apologies for going on about this, please know that this is quite important.
    * Think out loud and explain the rationale behind your decision, this helps immensely.
    * The expectation is not whether you're able to complete implementing the feature(s) rather your problem-solving skills and your ability to effectively navigate through the codebase with relative ease.
    * This perfectly leads to the last piece of tip, when getting acquainted with the codebase, make a mental note of all critical entry points or pathways, as this will help you immensely with navigating the code. Please note that this may be different for different frameworks or applications but you get the point.

    **Non-Technical Conversation(~60 minutes)**

    Culture fit is tested here. A deck of cards is presented in a grid. You get to pick and choose the ones you like. There are essentially three categories:
    * how you'd interact with your team,
    * your learning style and
    * company culture and social issues
    The interviewer would ensure that you pick roughly the same number of cards from each of these categories. Answer in earnest, as this helps determine both for you and TW whether the both of you are compatible. Remember to jot down events that you've been a part of in the past, with regards to social issues and voice out clearly how you feel about the issue. There are many initiatives within the organization to participate in the social issues that you care about deeply. If you're interested ask the interviewer, they are more than happy to talk about this.

    **Technical Conversation (~60 minutes)**

    Take notes of your past projects that you found interesting or when you rolled out a challenging project. This would present abundant opportunities to deep dive into the
    * technology you used,
    * the reasoning behind it,
    * how you solved it (explain in detail, you can leave out sensitive information, if any) and
    * go over the architecture,
    * challenges faced and
    * how you solved it.
    Excitement and deep technical know-how is tested here.

    Tell me about a project that you worked on. What are the challenges you faced while working on the project? How did you overcome them?

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Thoughtworks Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified - AustraliaGreat Place to Work2021
  • Employer of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Awards in New YorkInformation Age Women in IT Awards2019
  • Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2017- 18 (Australia)Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)2018
  • 100 Best Large Companies to Work ForBuilt In2021
  • Best Employer for policies on D&I (medium category) at the 2nd ASSOCHAM D&I Excellence Awards 2021.The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)2021

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Does Thoughtworks offer relocation assistance?

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