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ThoughtWorks Lead Consultant Reviews

Updated 22 Feb 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great people & learning environment"

    5.0
    • 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

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  2. "Enjoyable for a short time, not forever."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical opportunities and good set of customers.

    Cons

    Too much fluff and hyperbole, not much technical pragmatism.

    ThoughtWorks Response

    April 1, 2019ThoughtWorker

    Thanks for the review. I appreciate the feedback! - Nicole

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to work."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    Wonderful people, wonderful place to work. Private company focused on doing something great, not just making profit. Strong focus on improving the software industry and using software for social justice. Huge focus on helping people to grow and learn - especially focused on self-development.

    Cons

    It's consulting work. While I love it, if you're not cut out for consulting, it will be hard. The culture is a meritocracy - you have to consistently demonstrate ability over a long period of time to be successful.

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  4. Helpful (14)

    "It used to be good."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    There are lots of smart technical people. Business and Project Managers are more like average though. The company behaves like a single global entity. There are no branches, there are only offices in different regions. Very nice office with free beverages, food, videogames and books. Most savvy people in software development know the company and that's good for your resume.

    Cons

    Likely to travel a lot and lose some money in the process and not everything will be expensed. HR is extremely ineffective. Resource Management process (allocation into projects) is just fire fighting. There is no plan and unless you're in good friends with senior management they don't know your skills or who you are. The office may be nice but you're always on client side. Managers are directly responsible for 100+ people and those people rely heavily on management for everything as they're on client side. Account management is fire fighting as well. Most good tech people are leaving and new hires are not filling the gap.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great technical people, but often projects are not that challenging or interesting."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead Consultant in Sydney
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    Great technical people. Lots of opportunity to work with new technologies.

    Cons

    Often projects don't have interesting work. Can get burned out on projects with lots of out of hours commitment.

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  6. "A good company to work very comfortably and independently"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Like minded people and thought inclusivity

    Cons

    Hiring influx is very critical to manage and the organisation should try their best to maintain the quality in every aspect

  7. "Most empowering environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with best in class experts. Flat organization, everyone has a saying. 100% openness about decisions for all scales.

    Cons

    Must find your own way in the organization. Has a unique way to do business. Sometimes hard to catch-up. Learning curve is steep.

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  8. "Lead Consultant Application Development"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant Applications Development in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Work culture and people

    Cons

    Superiority complex of employees is a major set back

  9. "Great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multidisciplinary teams and aptitude based hiring.

    Cons

    Capability development options are scarce.

  10. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are a techie, you find a bunch of like minded people Good and friendly culture There is a saying that, you'll always have a smarter person in the room

    Cons

    It's a consulting firm and people move to different projects frequently Very minimal product development

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