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ThoughtWorks Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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ThoughtWorks CEO Guo Xiao
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11 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Best entry level program. 2. Known for agile way of working 3. Care for employees, house keeping staff 4. You won't get order from your boss because there are no bosses

    Cons

    1. Nowadays I'm observing that many old thoughtworkers are leaving company which is not good sign 2. New joinees/laterals will spoil the culture if there are no old guys guiding them 3. Client side experience is not as good as working in thoughtworks offices 4. Mass recruitment will have long term concerns

    Advice to Management

    Think about it , whether you want to grow like TCS or want to stay as you were few years back .

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-02
  2. "Great place to work... If it fits your lifestyle"

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    Graduate Software Developer in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks

    Pros

    Like-minded colleagues through extensive interviewing process. Smart people that love to share their knowledge. High amount of trust and support.

    Cons

    Travel intensive work. Hidden social hierarchy. Rarely getting to work with colleagues from the same company. (much more frequent to be spending most time with client)

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-03
  3. "project plan and management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flat structure and flexible time

    Cons

    no management, no clear promotion path

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-14
  4. "Generally a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed working environment - Lots of thoughtful and intelligent people - Freedom to choose your own path - Opportunities to get involved in all different aspects of the business

    Cons

    - Social justice rhetoric is a bit thick and at times poorly thought out - Some may find the unstructured nature of the work environment difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    - Apply a more scientific lens to internal policy and encourage more diversity of political thought

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-27
  5. "Good place to upgrade the cv"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable office, great computers, flexible hours

    Cons

    You have to sell yourself all the time to be promoted

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-24
  6. "Collaborative culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall collaborative learning environment

    Cons

    Nothing that is worth mentioning

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-23
  7. "A really good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant Developer in Quito
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Is the best company I've ever worked for. Good culture, good practices to learn and to apply. Amazing people working there, very smart and capable.

    Cons

    The flat hierarchy is not so flat. Projects are not always interesting.

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-23
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it was, has devolved into a higher end body shop"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You might get to meet Martin Fowler

    Cons

    Everything else. Seriously. This is a company where good talent goes to be exploited. They hire great talent, promise the world, underpay people by over 50%, and make talent that has skills to start companies and change the world build things that do not matter and are not interesting. Do you have the talent to get into Google, but want to get paid 50% of your market rate, never see your family (100% travel... required), and write boring Java code for grocery stores or banks? Come to ThoughtWorks! We will put you on a plane to amazing locations like Ohio, Delaware, and Oklahoma City while you work on your 4th divorce!

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    Advice to Management

    Sell yourselves as soon as possible.

    ThoughtWorks2019-10-05
  9. "Lead Consultant Application Development"

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    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

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management and extremely poor salary"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chennai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn, especially for freshers.

    Cons

    1. Although they say they have no jerks policy, there are a bunch of jerks, especially some project managers. Some of whom am pretty sure need to see a shrink. 2. The Chennai office is no place for non-tamil speakers. Even the seniors don't speak in English. Trainers who train freshers and chanted "speak in english" during the training, themselves forget all the culture they boasted about. Office events are filled... with Tamil movie references. Extremely difficult of non-tamil speakers to survive, and very few stay for more than a couple of years. Every day is a struggle. 3. Given the language issue, teams are almost never balanced based on the language understood by the employee. For the sake of creating a diverse team they put a single or at max two non-tamil speakers to suffocate in a team of 12 to 15. 4. The salary is extremely less and expectations are off the roof. 5. They have this system of pair programming that they say leads to better code. Truth is it just helps them bill their clients higher rates and reduces dependency on individuals. Coding is an individual task and forcing them to pair doesn't seem fair.

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    Advice to Management

    Fire project managers who spoil company culture. Keep a decent number of non-tamil speakers in teams so they have company and don't feel suffocated.

    ThoughtWorks2019-09-30
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