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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's still consulting - but it's good consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, people, people - including the rich and varied information flows that you can tap into at a local and global level. Deliberately contrary to what I've said below, the variety of clients/industries/technology stacks and travel can be a great way to build broad experience in IT. A company culture that cares deeply about our responsibility to make a positive change to the world and exhibits this value... in a number of ways; client selection, low bono/pro bono work, political leaning, etc. Can be an amazing environment to broaden your thinking about the role of technology in the world.

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    Cons

    Consulting can be a tough life; tough projects, tough clients, constant Imposter Syndrome, extended inconvenient travel, hostile environments, separation from the TW Mother Ship. Note: many of these things are occasional rather than regular occurrences. The pressure you can put on yourself to meet your own expectations and compete with the achievements of those around you (also a potential positive).

    ThoughtWorks2018-06-23
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great people & learning environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People Perks (after a fashion) Interesting work Self discovery

    Cons

    Cliquey Leadership & direction at the time was a bit scant Inconsistency between peers - some great, some... meh

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people and your clients more, don't just hide in aircraft

    ThoughtWorks2019-04-02
  2. "A lot of fluff, say one thing and do another..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and approachable. Training budget. Programming practices (when they actually do it)

    Cons

    Salary is below average unless you're high up on the ladder . Technical learning limited (good for consulting skills). Staffing people on projects that they don't want to be on - not listening to preferences. Cliquey. Mix bag of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more rigorous hiring process. The technical skills bar is very, very low, so you may end up pairing with someone who doesn't know how to code or know some basic fundamentals. Many people leaving.

    ThoughtWorks2019-08-08

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