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Updated 13 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Wonderful workplace, great work culture, great work life balance" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Working wth extremely smart people" (in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • "Travel can be taxing to work life balance over time" (in 43 reviews)

  • "A lot of travel, need to proactively manage career" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (21)

    "Had an awesome time working in ThoughtWorks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I joined TW fresh out of college and spent nearly 10 years, worked in Bangalore and Pune office. Things I loved about TW :

    - Casual atmosphere, no formals/cubicles/bosses.
    - You will find lots of passionate people around you. Their passion is not limited to work related stuff.
    - People in general are open to ideas/feedback which is essential for pairing, and specially for agile to work.
    - You can remain a tech person irrespective of your years of experience. Management is not necessarily the 'next step' here.
    - Good work life balance. You would rarely be asked to work on weekends or beyond office hours. No need to get any permission to avail leaves.
    - University(training for grads) is one of the best training program I have come across.
    - STEP : a unique program which is for diploma holders. They are provided with S/W training, get to work on a live project and are also prepped up to complete a bachelor's degree. They might even be offered a job in TW at the end of this 2 years of training if they perform well.
    - Juice stall, indoor games(pool :-)) , allowance for books, allowance for hobbies, Away Day and many more interesting things
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    Personally I am grateful to TW for helping me when I needed it the most. The management co-operated in the best way possible, and provided me with various benefits and facilities to support me in my hour of need.
    TW claims to be a people's company and I can totally vouch for that.
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    Overall TW has a very positive feel to it. You will easily make friends here. It's a fun place to work in.

    Cons

    TW is all about the people and culture, since many long time employees have left, there is a lack of people who can help maintain this amazing culture.

    Advice to Management

    First of all a big Thanks for all the support.

    I would like to suggest that Please make sure that new hires are the right kind of people. The kind which helped TW become what it is known for.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "ThoughtWorks: A place to be...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Partner in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Delivery Partner in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    True Flat Organization and Culture
    People are treated like People and not as Resources
    Respect Customer and demonstrate true Partnership by providing solutions that makes a difference
    Agile is followed in true sense without any compromises
    Sea of Knowledge where you get opportunities to grow
    Opportunity to explore areas you want to grow
    No mediocre work
    Good Perks
    Lots of opportunity to travel for folks who want to explore client from different cultures
    Extremely passionate about Diversity and Inclusion where Inclusion really counts not only Diversity
    Great social events for every community (Geeknight, VODQA, XConf, etc)

    Cons

    Not for people who have strong hierarchical mindsets
    Not suitable for people who want to be looking to stay in one domain

  3. "Application Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No hierarchy. Can question anyone in the company.
    Encouragement for innovation

    Cons

    nothing much as other companies


  4. "Lead consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the softwares are available for you to work upon
    Teams are open to discuss development related tasks
    Dev huddles are good to learn, contribute and delvier

    Cons

    Business analysts and managers do not do a single thing, except of monitoring others and commenting on others
    Teams get biased easily


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoy being a TWer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance.
    Many new tech stack to work.
    Great exposure to work end to end and become full stack developer.
    Full responsibility from getting a requirement to deploying till production.
    Work with some of the experienced and smartest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    Expected to work like a employee of a product company but not compensating enough for the work.

    Advice to Management

    Some benefits can be made more employee friendly rather than keeping it big on paper as extra allowance.


  6. "Devops Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. More perks and benefits for employees. Work from home option. Good people with great experience. Leave policy is also employee friendly.

    Cons

    Need to be decision maker rather than client driven.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change companies culture.


  7. "Best Tech company for software developers but low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot while working here in different technologies being a software engineer.

    Cons

    Your growth in terms on promotions and salary will be below average.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employee needs.

  8. "Awesome place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Pune
    Current Employee - Developer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is awesome for any gender and any diversity. Good social people.

    Cons

    you can't get transferred at small city because there is no office.

    Advice to Management

    More tranparent


  9. "Application Developer."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for graduate consultants. Training is amazing.

    Cons

    The interview process is rigorous.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Just another average IT company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Hyderabad
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Hyderabad
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ThoughtWorks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand and some of employees outside India are great.

    Cons

    Thoughtworks hires cheap cheaper cheapest folks (in terms of salary, education, experience) and enjoys fat billing rates.

    Advice to Management

    Get good leaders, be careful about increasing number of useless BAs and QAs who manipulate and act with out integrity.