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ThoughtWorks Senior Software Consultant Reviews

Updated 20 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great place to learn and grow"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of smart people to learn and interact with on a daily basis - Amazing opportunity to grow as a human being and as a technical person - One of a few consultancies that have proper work ethics and doesn't want the f*** their clients - Most people are friendly and approachable - Non-toxic culture and no obvious politics - No pointing fingers or blaming anyone. people are very protected which is good but could also drive arrogance and immaturity at times - Extreme programming practices

    Cons

    - Cults, yes cults. if you belong to a certain group you are guaranteed good gigs otherwise you will end up in big corporates and boring gigs - Lots of arrogance, most devs think they are the best in the world and they are always right and the client is wrong - Lacking seniority and maturity. Unfortunately due to their low salaries, lots of seniors including myself leave for other jobs which have caused a lack of seniority within the company. it's obvious and everyone knows about it

    ThoughtWorks Response

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's disappointing to read that you encountered teammates who seemed arrogant and felt they were always right. While we do value feedback at ThoughtWorks, we encourage employees to do so in a respectful way that promotes growth and cultivates a stronger community. In response to your comment about gigs, we do partner with clients from a variety of industries. At times, this may entail working with more traditional businesses with different goals and mindsets. We try our best to align ThoughtWorkers' skills and interests with opportunities, but it's not always possible to align these for each project. We do believe that as teams, ThoughtWorkers can make an impact when it comes to implementing solutions that are truly future-focused. Thanks again for your review.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "A great consultant company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - consultant has a lot of says on what they want to do - great work life balance - management care a lot about the consultants - working with smart people - agile powerhouse - never send you alone to a client

    Cons

    - no clear career progression - pay review with no clear structure - might require a lot of travel.. but i don't have to do one even after 3 years


  3. "Grow your connections and learn"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Developer Consultant in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great opportunity to grow your connections and learn a variety of different technologies in a short time frame. Colleagues are amazing to work with, and there are many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Being a consultant, many projects are difficult and not necessarily fun. For some, travel can be problematic. Similarly, software consulting requires people skills in addition to technical skills.

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  4. "Pretty good school"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learning all the time - Always have support from teammates - Pushing for diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    - Some of the projects are dull, either you work with boring tech or bad clients - Salary (in BCN) is lower than what other companies offer

  5. "Good learning experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good food. 2. Great participation and volunteering in socio-economic activities and causes. 3. Flat hierarchy. No one to boss you.

    Cons

    1. For me, the staffing experience wasn’t transparent and wasn't particularly good. Because of some process issues at the staffing team's end, I had almost lost working on the project of my preference. 2. Since this is a services company, it is always better to get onto green-field projects; otherwise knowledge sharing becomes a challenge.

    ThoughtWorks Response

    ThoughtWorker

    Thank you for your candid feedback. You've listed some of the things that make us really stand out as an employer - the belief that people are innately responsible as well as being responsible as an organization to help make the world we live in a better place. We also value transparency and hence will share your feedback to the relevant departments. Wish you the best, Darshana

  6. "A really good place to learn"

    4.0
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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.

    ThoughtWorks Response

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. We’re glad that you enjoyed your time at ThoughtWorks and we agree with you: we do have some really bright people working here! In regards to your feedback about projects, each one of our clients have different challenges in their respective industries. We have so many different projects going on in many cities and in order to be an awesome partner for our clients, we need to staff those appropriately. However, we do try to accommodate ThoughtWorker's preferences and growth goals so that people get a broad range of experience and opportunity.

  7. "Strong Culture"

    4.0
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    Senior Consultant Developer in Recife, Pernambuco
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Very Strong Culture Focused on diversity and empower people - Very good developers

    Cons

    - Sometimes work as a consultant is very tiring -

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Developer in Recife, Pernambuco
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The better environment to improve you and innovation.

    Cons

    Anything until now since I have less than one year.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Work with great people, travel, gain experience with many tech stacks"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. You'll make friends. As you go from project to project, you learn a lot about how different companies are organized, how their tech is structured. You'll gain a lot of insight into what works and what doesn't, and will take part in improving things. There are opportunities to work in other countries.

    Cons

    Staffing can be a crap shoot. Whether you're staffed on a great project in a great city (or where you live) or a so-so project somewhere you don't want to be is almost completely based on timing. Since retention isn't great, people will be leaving as they grow tired of the travel/consulting. No one stays at ThoughtWorks for the pay.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people diversity. Passionate culture.

    Cons

    Many events to be part of.

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