ThoughtWorks Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 21 Nov 2020

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  1. "Great place to learn and grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    August 10, 2020

    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.

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    "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


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    "Great Company to pick up and learn new tools and technologies"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Freedom to try new things - Get to learn new tools and technologies - Work with talented and smart people - Great employee benefits

    Cons

    - Would have liked to be paid more - Travel can get hectic

  4. "Love it - I've had great opportunities, challenges and workmates"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    - work with smart people who are actively engaged in their work and the world - lots of variety, different clients, different engagement types - good level of autonomy - great benefits including training, book budget, phone, internet - excellent opportunities for travel

    Cons

    - can ask a lot of you in terms of hours and energy - smart people, told they are smart, can be somewhat arrogant - can be easy to lose perspective of what life is like at other employers

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    "One of the best places to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead QA Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous culture, really smart people, true spirit of agile. I learnt a lot during my time here that still pays off in my current role some 5 years later. Thoughtworks is ahead of it's time and an early adopter.

    Cons

    When I quit, the MD said, in what he thought must have been a compliment "I can't tell you're a lateral, that's how much you fit in". I had been in the company at that time for over 3 years. The focus on the "native" thought worker creates a subtle caste system. For a company that is so committed to it's inclusion values, it jars.

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  6. "Software Dev"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cologne

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    Very agile, open hierarchy, lots of smart people

    Cons

    Quite political since the Apex purchase

  7. "Great place to start with"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented and smart people Flat hierarchy Active Dev community Got to learn a lot

    Cons

    Projects that are being taken up are less challenging these days Recent hires don't appreciate the company culture Pay could be better

    ThoughtWorks Response

    September 21, 2020Recruitment Marketing Specialist

    Thanks a lot for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you enjoy the culture and work at ThoughtWorks. We appreciate your honesty in sharing your concerns , we will definitely keep an eye on that.

  8. "Awesome Company for Software developers (Particularly Freshers)"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, Smart people, Pair Programming

    Cons

    Lot of people left may be because of compensation is not the best in the industry

  9. "One of my best experiences"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Market Research Analyst in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Open culture - Smart people who are always ready to help - Multiple avenues to learn - Employee first attitude - Adherence to excellence

    Cons

    Not a con actually but new TWers sometime feel intimidated by tenured TWers and that might act as an impediment to new folks asking for help/guidance

  10. "Awesome!!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quito
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time

    Pros

    smart people, challenging problems, strong culture, global community

    Cons

    demanding, everything is in english

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