Thoughtworks Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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Thoughtworks President and CEO Guo Xiao
Guo Xiao
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work life balance of employees are given importance(in 102 reviews)

  • "You get to work with some of the really smart people(in 98 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance to some extend(in 49 reviews)

  • "Being a consultancy there is no real ownership of the work being done(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Caring company with good base values

      Jul 11, 2021 - Business Analyst in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Caring company, good values, takes client outcomes seriously and doesn’t take advantage of clients just to make money.

      Cons

      Little structure so you have to be a self-advocate.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It's pretty good

      Jul 27, 2021 - IT Consultant in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work at different places Strong opinions

      Cons

      No real complaints, could pay more.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Proud to be a Thoughtworker

      Aug 1, 2021 - Data Analyst in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Be able to work with nice and talented people that has common goals to achieve something great internally and for clients.

      Cons

      The burden of finding your own career path is on your own shoulder.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 24, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great engineer culture. Great practice in Agile.

      Cons

      Sometime requires effort after hours to deal with internal stuffs.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company to work at.

      May 16, 2021 - Lead Developer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Build really good relationships. Grew and learnt a lot

      Cons

      Work life balance. Lack of ownership of work.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Mar 28, 2021 - Client Principal/Account Director in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The global focus on social justice is admirable Some excellent people with longevity with the company and comprehensive knowledge of how to best navigate internally An active working environment of inclusion and diversity Excellence in software engineering

      Cons

      High level of intellectual arrogance which I found could not be substantiated. Too much internal focus and 'navel gazing' making improvements slower than required. Not enough focus and understanding of the needs of the customer. Lack of commitment to understand customer urgency.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good opportunities if you know the right people

      May 26, 2021 - Business Analyst in Sydney
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      Pros

      Good people to work with, opportunities for growth and interesting work

      Cons

      Can be difficult to get certain opportunities, depends a lot of who you know and networking

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      You will learn every minute you work there

      Feb 7, 2021 - Senior Consultant in Sydney
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      Pros

      You will learn heaps working alongside some really great people. Not everyone, mind you, but most. If you're lucky to get beach/bench time you can use it to work on interesting projects.

      Cons

      At the end of the day, it is a consultancy, and you will be sent to where the money is. However, management will usually do its best to find interesting and worthwhile engagements. This can vary from office to office though.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Incredible people

      Jan 3, 2021 - Lead Product Consultant in Melbourne
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      Pros

      - Some of the most awesome people I have ever met, they are welcoming and friendly and don't hesitate in helping you when you need it and equally will have hard conversations when needed - Put people first - lots of places talk about this, but the actions match the words - the response through COVID has been nothing short of amazing both in AU and globally, ensuring that people had what they needed and were safe and all communication was straightforward and open. - Lots of different opportunities - being a consultant you can have gigs that go from 6 weeks to two years depending on what you want to do. There is getting to be a fairly diverse client set locally which means you can work in big corps, scales ups, start ups to not for profits depending on where your interests and skills lie.

      Cons

      - Relationship driven organisation - it can sometimes be hard to get where you want without having the right relationships with people, it seems like this isnt as much of an issue as it used to be, but if you don't focus on building relationships it can be tough to progress in the direction you would like to - It can sometimes feel like having two jobs - you have your billable client hours plus all the 'extra' internal stuff that you can get involved in (special interest groups, internal projects, social justice stuff) which can make it hard to get a work life balance but you will definitely learn lots by being part of the extra stuff and for the most part theres social aspects to it too - client life - TW does have a strong internal culture however you are often placed within the clients culture which can sometimes mean you feel like you arent getting any of the TW goodness. We also tend to work on super hard problems so engagements can be super tough.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great to start career

      Jan 20, 2021 - Software Developer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of smart people. - Good benefits regarding up skilling and time to do so when not on client. - good variety of work. - nice people

      Cons

      - Can get stuck on bad clients. - Project experience depends a lot on which other consultants you're working with. - Grades often aren't reflective of skill/expertise. (i.e. bad seniors and good consultants being slept on). They mostly are accurate though. - relatively bad pay

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