Thoughtworks Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1993
  • Company - Public (TWKS)
  • IT Service
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

Founded in 1993, we’ve grown from a small team in Chicago to a leading technology consultancy of more than 10,000 Thoughtworkers in 17 countries. Our cross-functional teams of strategists, developers, data engineers and designers bring over two decades of global experience to ...
Mission: Our mission is to create an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence.

Company Updates

July 19, 2021
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It’s official, Thoughtworks UK has been ranked 16th on the Great Place to Work UK Best Workplaces for Women large list. To every Thoughtworker who has helped shape a supportive, inclusive and safe environment, thank you.
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March 26, 2021
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Thoughtworks Reviews

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Current Employee, more than 5 years

"Believe the hype"

Mar 26, 2021 - Manager in London, England
Positive Outlook
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You'll work with some of the smartest people in the technology industry You are treated like a human, trusted and respected You are always made to feel welcome The work is interesting - clients


Training has been a problem in the past, but in the past 6 months there has been some great initiatives put into place for folk to really learn and advance their own expertise

Advice to Management

Keep listening, keep evolving, keep being honest and open
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Diversity & Inclusion at Thoughtworks

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Does there seem to be diversity at Thoughtworks?

...Being trapped because of diversity and inclusion, people are made to believe it's so horrible outside of TW, and so they're afraid to look or consider elsewhere and will accept the low pay....Read More

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Thoughtworks Interviews

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Applied online46%
Campus Recruiting16%

  1. Featured Interview

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    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    I applied through an employee referral I interviewed at Thoughtworks (London, England) in Feb 2021


    The process started with a referral. As I understand, this does not give you priority over others.

    The interview proceed in five stages:
    1. Initial call from a recruiter
    2. Pair programming session
    3. Technical interview
    4. Cultural interview
    5. Leadership interview

    Every interviewer was really empathetic and listened more than talked. Nobody felt like they were out to 'trip me up' or judge me like in previous companies.

    The stages are now described in more detail.

    == 1. Initial call from a recruiter ==

    The recruiter will invite you to book a time slot for a call. We talked about my experience, my job expectations and administration details like my notice period, right to work status and salary ballpark.

    Very pleasant, it felt like I was just talking to a mate. The conversation felt authentic, two-way and I did not feel treated like 'just another lead' as was felt in some other processes.

    == 2. Pair Programming Session ==

    A pair programming session was scheduled to assess my collaborative and development skills. You take the driving seat while another person observes over Zoom. You are given a link to the code base before you start so you can spend some time to get familiar with it. It is presented as a full scenario with a simulated customer and some user stories to work on, although access to the user story was only available to me during the interview.

    Here they are looking for development practices rather than problem solving skills. Seeing how you tackle problems more than what is accomplished, there was no rush to the session. ThoughtWorks, being known for its agile software development approach, is naturally looking for somebody practicing TDD and continuous integration. Also somebody who is able to pair effectively, through talking through code as it is written.

    Again, very pleasant and I learnt a little about the programming environment. We took little breaks and talked about pets while having some coffee.

    == 3. Technical Interview ==

    Next was a technical interview. There was relatively little material going into this one so I felt anxiety. I was concerned that it might go into a detail or require a problem solution I was unprepared for.

    The actual interview didn't require any problem solving but was more of a deep dive into my experience. There were many tough questions to qualify that I knew what I was saying. We diagramed a bit what the architecture was like in my previous projects and I was encouraged to critique it.

    It was a far more stressful experience for me compared to the previous interview, but I can appreciate that the purpose of the session was to stretch my ability and see what expertise and thinking I could lend.

    == 4. Cultural Interview ==

    The cultural interview was a chat with two other ThoughtWorkers to assess whether I could fit into the ThoughtWorks culture. The chat was structured with a series of card with questions on. They were seeking to reveal my ability to: reflect on past experience, show empathy and appreciate issues of diversity and inclusion.

    This was not so stressful and I don't think it has to be for anybody. If you be yourself, express your opinions and be tolerant of others.

    == 5. Leadership Interview ==

    To my relief, after having felt nervous about the technical interview outcome, I received a request to meet one of the leadership team at ThoughtWorks.

    My interview was with a 'head of delivery' who forms part of the project-specific leadership, more specialised to project management as I understand. It was supposed to be a general chat about wider questions about the company. Most of it was driven from questions I had prepared about how the company structure works and what sorts of clients were being engaged with at the moment.

    Again, as with all others, we had a great chat. I learned lots as we talked about company culture and to what extent organisations can change through consulting.

    == Concluding Thoughts ==

    This was maybe the 9th interview process I've had in the industry. It was undoubtably the most rigorous and the longest yet somehow only moderately stressful and the process I have learnt the most through. I would recommend it to anybody, because I think even if you don't get an offer you are guaranteed to learn something.

    (In reference to an architecture diagram) why was this boundary put here?

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Thoughtworks Awards & Accolades

  • TW won awards in multiple categories of Diversity Awards 2020 by JobsForHerDivHersity – JobsforHer2020
  • Top Companies for Women TechnologistsThe Anita Borg Institute2020
  • Best Company to Work For in ThailandHR Asia2020
  • Stonewall Top 100 EmployersStonewall Organization2019
  • Female Tech Employer of the Year: WinnersWomen in Tech UK2018

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