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ThoughtWorks Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
We are a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation, and delivery while advocating for positive social change. There are over 5,000 ThoughtWorkers in 14 countries, and we’re growing fast in every region of the ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to better humanity through software and help drive the creation of a socially and economically just world. We bring together the most capable, driven and passionate people - we call them ‘ThoughtWorkers’ - to:

1. Run a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Interested in attending a conference focused on technology at the core? No fuss just real tech? We’re excited to announce that our tickets for #XConfEurope 2019 are now live! Get your tickets here: #tech #eu #xconfeu

    XConf EU 2019

    XConf is created by technologists, for technologists, who care deeply about the craft of software and its ability to make the world a better place. Now in its 6th year, ThoughtWorks XConf will be hosted across the UK, Germany and Spain. Join us as we welcome Neal Ford, Director, Software Architect, ThoughtWorks to the stage as our keynote speaker!

  • Join Ian Cartwright, member of our Doppler Group and Aliki Yiannakou, Software Developer on Tuesday 21st May at Federation House, Manchester for a presentation and discussion on our latest Tech Radar.

    Register here

    ThoughtWorks Technology Radar | Manchester

    Adopt, trial, assess or hold? Get ahead of the latest tech trends Federation House, Manchester M4 4BF Tuesday 21st May - 6:30pm onwards for a 7pm start Join us on Tuesday 21st May - we'd like to invite you to join Ian Cartwright , member of our Doppler group and Aliki Yiannakou , Software Developer for a presentation and discussion on our latest Tech Radar.

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ThoughtWorks – Why Work With Us?

Our culture is very intentional. We hire for it, nurture it, check on it, and if something isn’t working, we fix it. Here’s what you’ll find in every ThoughtWorks office around the world:

  • We are intolerant of intolerance. Every day we ensure ThoughtWorks is a welcoming place for people across a spectrum of abilities, 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).
  • ThoughtWorks has also been featured among the Top 100 Best Companies for Women in India by Avtar. ThoughtWorkers speak and write openly about inclusivity. Our initiatives like #TalkTechToHer, Vapasi and Interning with Pride have helped us engage and work with a more diverse and inclusive community of technologists.
  • Building software is a social activity done by teams of brilliant and motivated people, not a mechanistic process. You’ll work on diverse, collaborative, cross-functional teams that deliver business value early and greater business impact overall. 
  • We genuinely hire nice, honest, smart people. During the interview, you’ll find we focus more on aptitude, attitude, integrity, rather than whether or not you have the perfect CV.

Come by an office, meet us and see it for yourself.


Make Your Mark

People come to ThoughtWorks for the thrill of solving complex problems and championing new ideas in technology. To work with purpose and drive outcomes that make a real difference in our industry, for our clients and society.

Here, you’ll work on teams that bring software, platform, data, design, and strategy experts together to change the way the world works for millions of people.

Programs and benefits may vary by region, but in general, you will be able to:

  • Attend that tech conference (we’ll reimburse you).
  • Learn new programming languages.
  • Deliver a talk or workshop at our many meetups, conferences or events.
  • Spend a season as a trainer at the ThoughtWorks University.
  • Nominate yourself for a Leadership Development Program.
  • Change course and pursue a different role.
  • Start a community event series.
  • Organize an interest group. Start a book club. Plan a camping trip.
  • Volunteer your time.
  • Write a blog post.
  • Write a book.

Every step of the way, we will support you and see that you have the resources you need to enrich your personal journey at ThoughtWorks.

Tech for Social Good

As a global technology firm with social and economic justice at its very core, we are uniquely positioned to influence the impact of technology in the world.

"For me, social justice pillar isn't just about doing work for good causes. It's also about looking at our core work and asking how it benefits society."  - Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks is active in many movements around the world and is always looking for collaborators who share our values. If you want to work with us, please get in touch! Some of our core initiatives include:

Our people often write about their experiences with and perspectives on social justice. You can read more on our Insights Channel.

What to Expect

You are free to learn and to change. You are welcome to be exactly who you are. Free to follow your curiosities and your passions. To voice your opinion on any platform you choose.  Free to challenge ideas, assumptions and solutions - no matter who they belong to (respectfully), and work collectively for the greater good. Free to recommend the right tech for the job without bias. And free to have fun doing it.


Ready to make your mark? Explore our open jobs here on Glassdoor – or directly on our careers site to learn more and apply.

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ThoughtWorks Reviews

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    "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
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    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


    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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