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Thoughtworks

4.4
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • Technology

What it does: Software design, creation and delivery

Staff stats: 9000+ employees

The good bits: Travel, progressive culture

The not so good bits: Conflict between opinionated staff in an egalitarian workplace

Hiring grads with degrees in:   Engineering, Maths, IT & Computer Sciences

The Thoughtworks story

We're an amazing collection of humans, hired for our passion for tech, integrity and curious minds. As a Thoughtworker, you are free to seek out the most ambitious challenges. Free to change career paths. Free to use technology as a tool for social change. Free to be yourself. Thoughtworks is very much what you make of it, and your experience will be shaped by the projects you're on and the people you work with.

It doesn't matter what your background is, Thoughtworkers have diverse backgrounds and come from all walks of life.  All you need is love for technology and a passion for learning. Our entry-level program embraces trainees from university or those who are after a career change!

The culture

Thoughtworks exists to create an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence. We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both Thoughtworks and our industry more reflective and inclusive of the society that we serve.

There’s a strong focus on social change. Striving for positive social change is at the heart of our purpose, culture and work. As technologists, we have a unique role to play in ensuring technology benefits all of society, toward a more equitable future. Our vision for social change inspires and motivates us to take collective action. We amplify, through our skill set, the work of our partners at the forefront of social movements.

Since 2010 Thoughtworks have more than doubled the number of its female employees in tech roles from 17% to 40%. The number of women and underrepresented gender minorities has steadily increased over the years. And now more than ever with 3 (out of 7) members on the Australian Leadership team being women, we have a strong continued commitment to the careers of women, which includes offering opportunities, training and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We conduct regular reviews to ensure women are receiving the same pay and career opportunities as their male counterparts. The company has won awards for being a great place to work for women and minorities, as well as individuals from any background.

The vibe

If you're after a conventional employer, Thoughtworks is definitely not for you. If you want to work in a flat, diverse and sociable workplace crammed full of passionate technologists, you’ll be in heaven.

Star Rating: 4.4 stars

From the Employer:

Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy with 9000+ employees spread across 48 offices in 17 countries.

Our roots are in custom software delivery. Since 1993 we have adopted cutting-edge technologies to deliver solutions. We have dedicated ourselves to refining and improving the way software is developed to be more efficient and effective. Staying true to our customer-centric approach, we work with partners to deliver a full suite of solutions meeting our customer's specific needs & aspirations. We provide global reach and local touch for consistent excellence in talent and services.

Thoughtworks offices all over the world hire and support passionate graduate consultants. Graduates take part in Thoughtworks University (TWU) - our immersive entry-level program designed to prepare graduates for life as a Thoughtworker. Upon commencing with us, graduates spend several weeks virtually learning how to build working software and how to be a great consultant from day one.

Our goal is to create an extraordinary impact on the world through our culture and technology excellence. As Thoughtworkers our goal is to:

  • Be an awesome partner for clients and their ambitious missions
  • Revolutionise the technology industry
  • Amplify positive social change and advocate for an equitable tech future
  • Foster a vibrant community of diverse and passionate technologists
  • Achieve enduring commercial success and sustained growth

Social Change

Striving for positive social change is at the heart of our purpose, culture and work.

Everyone at Thoughtworks plays a part in our commitment to social justice. We have created an environment where people can learn and challenge themselves. We also facilitate and encourage complex conversations that advance our understanding of social justice and the societal implications of technology, and inspire us to action. Not everyone here is an activist, of course! But we believe in being open-minded, intolerant of intolerance and supportive of those less fortunate than us. We are, as a community and as individuals, aware of our privilege and seek to use it to help others.
 

Recruitment Process

If you're a Software Graduate, career changer or self-taught developer and have a passion for tech and best practices... we'd like to hear from you! Here’s our process:

1. Online Application

All we need is your CV and cover letter:  tell us about yourself - your educational background, any prior work experience (tech or not), internships, part-time roles, community involvement and anything else you wish to share with us.

Note: At the time of application we require candidates to hold Australian/ New Zealand Citizenship or Australian PR.

2. Phone/ Video Conversation

Our recruitment team will schedule a quick chat to find out more about you and why you are interested in joining Thoughtworks. It's also an opportunity for you to find out more about us and our opportunities.

3. Technical Assessment

Here we will assess your technical foundations. We don't expect you to be an expert but we want to ensure we're able to provide you with the right level of support with what we offer at Thoughtworks University.

4. Pairing Interview

Meet a Thoughtworker for a paired programming interview. They will collaborate with you on a code to better understand your capabilities and potential. This is an interactive session and you might be able to teach us something too!

5. Cultural Conversation & Presentation

This is less focused on your technical skills but more about you as an individual, as a peer and as a potential Thoughtworker. We want to really get to know you and what's important to you. We'll also give you a topic to present on. You are free to prepare slides, sing, do a dance, bring props...it's up to you!

6. Offer & Thoughtworks University

Welcome to the Thoughtworks family and get ready for your Thoughtworks University adventure!

Remuneration & Career Growth

At Thoughtworks we have a really thoughtful and generous benefits package.  Grad salaries are as per industry standard however there are some noteworthy benefits. On top of their initial six weeks of paid training at Thoughtworks University, employees receive $2500, 2 training days off each year and access to mentorship. There is also a wellness budget, book/ publication allowance and monthly phone and internet allowance.

Offices have a well-stocked kitchen, catered to Friday lunches, team away days. There are social clubs, discounts and generous leave entitlements, including transition leave for Thoughtworkers in Australia seeking to affirm or transition their gender or apply for transition leave. Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for interstate and international assignments.

Thoughtworks has a flat structure and your career path is where you want to take it. Let us know the types of experience and exposure you want and we'll align you to those projects. It's easy to move sideways into different roles and expand your skillset.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.4
Overall score based on 16 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.4
Diversity
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.1
Culture
9
Office Work Environment
9.4
Diversity
9.2
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.1
Culture
9
Office Work Environment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Great community, interesting work, amazing opportunities to work in different cities around Australia and abroad. The graduate training took place in India, and I got to be a part of a global experience.
  • Flat organisational structure, trust, progressiveness.
  • Training budget, Flat structure, mobile & internet allowance.
  • Travel, variety, colleagues
  • The awesome people I have around me to learn from.
  • Uncertainty around travel
  • Strong opinions can mean some heated debates
  • With so many interesting things happening and events to go to, I have to pace myself and not just do everything because there isn’t enough time in a day.
  • Very strong opinionated people.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Kickstart your tech career at Thoughtworks University before joining our First Nations Delivery Centre

Virtual Experience

This Virtual Experience is a short 4-6 hour online program developed by Thoughtworks to provide you with a teaser of life as a graduate in their workplace. The Virtual Experience consists of a number of mini projects resembling real work scenarios, designed to test and develop your professional skills.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Flexibility and culture. Thoughtworks’ environment gives me the freedom and opportunity to really learn and develop - there’s no hierarchical structure.

Daniel Gibson

  • Graduate stories
Flexibility and culture. Thoughtworks’ environment gives me the freedom and opportunity to really learn and develop - there’s no hierarchical structure.

Daniel Gibson

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy understanding how software systems work, how they’re connected and wired up, and how I could use that knowledge to implement what I need to do.

Dalzy Mendoza

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy understanding how software systems work, how they’re connected and wired up, and how I could use that knowledge to implement what I need to do.

Dalzy Mendoza

  • Graduate stories
Flexibility and culture. Thoughtworks’ environment gives me the freedom and opportunity to really learn and develop - there’s no hierarchical structure.

Daniel Gibson

  • Graduate stories
Flexibility and culture. Thoughtworks’ environment gives me the freedom and opportunity to really learn and develop - there’s no hierarchical structure.

Daniel Gibson

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy understanding how software systems work, how they’re connected and wired up, and how I could use that knowledge to implement what I need to do.

Dalzy Mendoza

  • Graduate stories
I enjoy understanding how software systems work, how they’re connected and wired up, and how I could use that knowledge to implement what I need to do.

Dalzy Mendoza


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Erinna

Erinna completed a Bachelor of Science in I.T. at the University of Technology Sydney in 2018 and is now a Consultant Developer at Thoughtworks.
  • Day in the life

Erinna

Erinna completed a Bachelor of Science in I.T. at the University of Technology Sydney in 2018 and is now a Consultant Developer at Thoughtworks.
  • Day in the life

Erinna

Erinna completed a Bachelor of Science in I.T. at the University of Technology Sydney in 2018 and is now a Consultant Developer at Thoughtworks.
  • Day in the life

Erinna

Erinna completed a Bachelor of Science in I.T. at the University of Technology Sydney in 2018 and is now a Consultant Developer at Thoughtworks.

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Graduate Careers at Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy. We help our clients imagine a different future. We work out what comes next for their business. Then, together, we bring it to life, fast.

Graduate Careers at Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy. We help our clients imagine a different future. We work out what comes next for their business. Then, together, we bring it to life, fast.