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ThoughtWorks Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
Founded over 25 years ago, we’ve grown from a small team in Chicago to a leading global software consultancy of more than 6000 employees. With our roots in custom systems and agile software delivery, we’re at the forefront of defining the tech principles used ... Read more

Mission: Founded over 25 years ago, we’ve grown from a small team in Chicago to a leading global software consultancy of more than 6000 employees. With our roots in custom systems and agile software delivery, we’re at the forefront of defining the tech principles used

Company Updates

  • The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the distributed model to the forefront, with remote work becoming the norm, even for teams that are usually co-located. This impacts everything, from an organization?s global footprint, to cultural aspects like prioritizing communication, building autonomous teams, and valuing collaboration.

  • COVID-19

    Maybe you can't replace what you had in person, but there is still valuable insight into how teams can continue to bond and connect in a fully remote environment.

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ThoughtWorks – Why Work With Us?

We aim to foster a vibrant community of diverse and passionate technologists. We believe that cultivating an inclusive work environment stimulates open curiosity, promotes courage and helps us be a better partner to our clients. Here’s what you’ll find in every ThoughtWorks office around the world: 

  • Building software is a social activity done by teams of brilliant and motivated people, not a mechanistic process. You’ll work on autonomous, cross-functional teams focused on delivering value early and greater business impact overall.  
  • We believe that when we help others grow, we grow ourselves. Our culture of collective learning is built on seeking out and nurturing potential, sharing lessons learned and knowledge earned, and celebrating the steps we see our colleagues take on their growth journeys.

We genuinely hire nice, honest, smart people. During our interview process, you’ll find that we focus more on aptitude and attitude as opposed to what's on your resume or CV. Learn more about ourapproach to hiring.

As a consultant at ThoughtWorks, you will have the opportunity to build bold, future-focused solutions for clients from a variety of industries. You could influence the digital strategy of a retail giant, build a bold new mobile application for a bank or redesign platforms using event sourcing and intelligent data pipelines. Aside from traveling all over the country (or sometimes, the world), you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself daily and learn from peers from all walks of life.

Ready for a new challenge?

Grads and Career Changers

Computer science grads. Mid-life career changers. Bootcamp alumni. It doesn't matter what your background is: everyone has the opportunity to launch a tech career at ThoughtWorks. All of our entry-level joiners start their journey at ThoughtWorks University: our immersive entry-level program designed to prepare you for life as a ThoughtWorker. You'll spend five weeks in India or China with peers from around the world learning how to build working software from day one.

Learn more about TWU

We are intolerant of intolerance. Every day we ensure ThoughtWorks is a welcoming place for people across a spectrum of ability, age, appearance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It’s not lip service. We’re radically transparent about our hiring and training initiatives. For example, the Anita Borg Institute has named ThoughtWorks to their list of Top Companies for Women Technologists, for three years in a row (2016 - 2018), and many of our ThoughtWorkers speak and write openly about inclusivity.  

Many of the enterprise organizations we work with have spent years investing in new business capabilities, integrating acquisitions, and modernizing technology stacks, essential to bringing best-of-breed solutions to market. However, these strategic investments can result in a tangled mess of legacy technology, skill-sets, processes, and culture.

We bring 25+ years of global software delivery experience to every partnership. We help our clients to remove technology roadblocks and leverage their core assets. Our clients think big. They trust us to deliver disruptive thinking and innovative technology that empowers them to succeed. From big banks and global retailers to revolutionary healthcare start-ups, we’ve built the software behind some of the world's most successful businesses.

Learn how we partner with clients.

ThoughtWorks Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (23)

    "One of the best in my career!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Lead User Experience Designer in Bengaluru
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 3 years)


    First company in my career to complete 4 years.
    I was a kid who used to jump companies with 2 years interval time and what held me back are these.

    1. Amazing People - Which MNC gives you the freedom to speak out what you feel to anyone you want if it makes sense. No hierarchy policy is too good that I can reach out to anyone whom I want to discuss. This is a company filled with people that attentively listens to someone's feedback and take it with a positive note.

    2. Unlimited Sick Leave - Which MNC gives you the unlimited sick leave? This company trusts its employees and I haven't seen anyone misusing it.

    3. Breakfast and Lunch Covered - I know most of the MNCs provide this. But nothing can beat the breakfast provided here. Live counter and the "didi" knows how my half fry should be deep-fried :D

    4. Great Projects - Being a designer it was challenging to compete with the amazing developers here. Nothing is impossible is the attitude they hold. I have got the privilege to work on some of the great clients like PVR, Bangalore Airport, TE, Morgan Stanley, Air Asia, etc. And I made great friends with all of them I have worked with. I used to like my weekdays than weekends during the project of Bangalore Airport App. We even made an amazing video.

    5. Travel - Though I didn't get to travel outside India, I got the opportunity to travel to all the offices in India. TW make sure everything is covered when you travel for work. Bi-Weekly Flight Tickets to the home office, Since every office provides breakfast and lunch there is a per diem to cover your dinner expense, Free stay, any cab trips can be reimbursed. Also based on the requirements we get to travel internationally as well.

    6. Away Day - Think of a chartered flight (sort of) where you have all your friends in one flight and flying to one place to meet other TW-ers and share and learn. 2 days of absolute fun.

    7. Other Benefits - Like free internet, free phone bill, a book a year, health and wellness benefit of 7k, etc

    Apart from all these, there is one personal incident which proves TW is the best company to work with:

    While I was on the project working in Hyd office, I met with a road accident and I was immobilized for 2 months and had to stay in Hyderabad. The insurance policy of the company took care of the 3.5 lakh bill. TW took care of my stay (A 3bhk fully furnished apartment for me and my family to take care of me). Frequent visits from my teammates to keep me entertained :D.

    4 months of paid leave and though I was not completely fixed, I was bored and has asked TW to put me in a project that I can work remotely. The reply I got was "Its Ok Advin, you take care of yourself and we will wait for you to be completely fine"

    Been working for 11 years and happy to be a TWker. Every organization has taught me something. What I learned from this organization is how to be humane. I was an introvert who gets scared to share my opinion in public. I think I have become an ambivert who isn't that shy kid who hides behind the wall. Debate with sensible topics. Learn, adapt and share.


    A bit of favoritism is there.

    Advice to Management

    I know many talented people out there who haven't got the opportunity to travel, while the one who is smart with their words get to travel. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" attitude should change and should consider the people who are really good at what they do.

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ThoughtWorks Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (13)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ThoughtWorks.


    The interview consisted of 5 rounds:

    1. Pair programming with a ThoughtWorker. You have to refactor the problem given and make the code better.
    2. Technical discussion using a whiteboard.
    3. Technical discussion
    4. Leadership round
    5. P3 round

    Interview Questions

    • The good thing that I liked about ThoughtWorks was they were really interested in knowing my approach to solving problems. They did not ask me many language-specific questions. They were more interested in knowing about the design, the business impact of changes and the overall approach of solving problems. There was coding round, pair programming round, Technical round using a whiteboard. It was challenging, however, everyone was so friendly and cooperative that I enjoyed my interview day.   Answer Question
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ThoughtWorks Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year at the 2019 Women in IT Awards in New York, Information Age Women in IT Awards, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For Women (India), Avtar and Working Mother, 2017
  • Top 20 Places for Women to Work in Brazil, Great Place to Work®, 2016
  • Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2016
  • 2016 Winner - Tech Diversity, Tech Diversity Awards, 2016
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