ThoughtWorks Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2021

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ThoughtWorks President and CEO Guo Xiao
Guo Xiao
684 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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great culture and focus on people!

      26 Oct 2020 - Senior Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The company in general and the Singapore office focusses a lot on growing people and giving them opportunities to step up and shine - Great place to work if you are self motivated and like to control and drive your career and shape it the way you want - Normal for people to join as a developer and then switch across roles, complete flexibility. - Lot of training and capability building opportunities for all TWers and a good personal development budget for every TWer. I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Berlin using the budget. - The People (HR) team is awesome, and they focus on ensuring every TWer is looked after and provided the necessary support. - For most of the projects, as technical consultants we are given the opportunity to shape the product and decide the infrastructure - Probably the first technical team I have worked as a developer where the gender diversity ration is exactly 1:1.

      Cons

      - Although working hours are quite balanced, sometimes a little bit extra effort is required, especially closer to delivery dates. - Not be the highest payer in the market when it comes to compensation, but employees are attracted by the culture and focus on people. - Might be a bit challenging for folks who are waiting to get direction or too used to working for a manager.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work for

      29 Mar 2021 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good welfare,good colleagues and good career progression

      Cons

      None I can think of

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      ThoughtWorks Response

      ThoughtWorker

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We're glad you enjoyed your time working here. Best of luck in your new role.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture, but lower pay

      3 May 2021 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The organisation has a flat hierarchy, so it is easy to voice out your opinions and feel safe about it. It is also very open about decision-making, and the company values everyone’s opinions.

      Cons

      The main downside for me is the pay (I work with more junior DEVs from our partners with a much higher pay). Other than that, the organisation emphasises a lot on sharing and self-improvement, which gets hard to cope with after awhile.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Genuinely people-first

      23 Nov 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Leadership does see themselves as leadership instead of "management", and listens to the ground, while balancing business growth. Having been in previous companies before that have competent leadership too, this stands out. - Pivoted to remote work due to C19 swiftly despite complexity of having to manage client expectations. Was also easy since TW has operated on a trust-basis in terms of working hours from a long time ago. - structure of company is improving since before the sale of the company to APAX, more consistency and transparency as a result. - Keen focus on growth and cultivation, not just lip service. Internal capability growth tools and sessions on top of personal development budget. - Colleagues are outstanding and high-calibre.

      Cons

      - Compensation & benefits is just alright. Definitely has room to improve versus the market. - While technical skills of teammates are great, soft skills gap can sometimes be seen in certain client situations.

      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very positive experience, might not be for everyone.

      2 Feb 2021 - Senior Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - A very good place to pick up software development best practices. - Lots of amazing colleagues to work with and learn from - Good support available - Various other activities outside the daily work to be a part of - Self-directed learning; your interests at your pace

      Cons

      - If you're someone who needs to be told what to do next, this may not be the place for you. - Work life balance really depends on the project you're on, and your time management.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      good place for learning, hard to get career progression.

      28 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
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      Pros

      - good learning environment - promotes diversity and inclusiveness - great work life balance

      Cons

      - they are very big on "culture" but if you look deeper, alot of people are just fake and trying to fit in and be what they think the company expects them to be. - difficult to attain career progression as quite flat structured

      2 people found this review helpful

      ThoughtWorks Response

      ThoughtWorker

      Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the learning opportunities, inclusivity and diversity, and the great work life balance we have at ThoughtWorks! We're sorry that this is your perception of our culture. We don't see it that way. We truly hope that ThoughtWorkers bring their authentic selves to work, and we believe that diverse perspectives help us to solve complex problems. Thanks again for your review and all the best!

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company culture but depends on the project you're staffed on.

      29 Jan 2021 - Business Analyst in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vibrant community, company talks, really cool people, nice pantry, interesting challenges, nice perks, good brand name, international community, company mission, commitment to diversity (not just lip service). In general, probably the most fun tech company you can work for in Singapore.

      Cons

      Too many govt projects, unclear career progression, business functions a little unclear, compensation not competitive (no bonus), some projects a lot more stressful than others, big difference in capabilities within the same grade/level.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent continuous learning support!

      2 Nov 2020 - Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The company is huge on continuous learning, people you meet in the company generally will be very driven to learn and grow their skills. This is also supported by the company's dedicated personal budget for learning each employee is entitled to as well as learning platform. - Flat hierarchy - Both senior and junior devs have almost equal standing when it comes to voicing your opinions in team discussions. Junior devs are very much encouraged to be active in technical discussions and get to work closely with clients - You have the freedom and space of what you want to focus on and you'll be supported by your team/company. For example, you can focus more on being Infrastructure Engineer after a period of time focusing on App Development. - Really appreciate the feedback culture in the company - Most teams will practice regular feedback so you'll know where you stand and keep improving. - Some ThoughtWorkers are thought leaders in the industry too, it is very normal to see colleagues speaking at conferences, writing books, etc - Personally find it very inspiring. - The company is also huge and serious in making social impact in the world. There is a dedicated coordinator for all the social initiatives driven by the company, making it easier for employees to be engaged in social initiatives sustainably.

      Cons

      - Since the company is in consulting business, there will be times when you're on the beach (or bench, in general consulting term). During this time, you will not be working on client projects but you're expected to drive your own learning. - Lateral-hire training/onboarding can be better. Felt quite lost when I joined the company at first. And teams are generally working in silos in each client project, so if you're new and has no projects yet, it can be tough to get to know other employees. - Salary-wise is not the highest in the industry. Though there is 13th month bonus, there isn't performance-related bonus.

      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flat management and engineering culture

      10 Mar 2021 - Senior Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flat management and engineering culture

      Cons

      Pros are disappearing gradually as company has profit pressure after being purchased.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good and friendly environment

      9 Jan 2021 - Software Consultant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flat hierarchy Friendly and open culture that is open to help Good software engineering practices

      Cons

      Compensation could have been better

      2 people found this review helpful
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