ThoughtWorks

Diversity

10.0 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2017)

2017

"There is lots of support for minorities and internal groups that speak at conferences. We also invite other minority social groups into the offices to use the spaces and hold events. We have dedicated diversity and inclusion staff to ensure everyone is well represented and constantly work on further improvements."
Graduate, Manchester is my home office but I am currently working in Germany!
"ThoughtWorks is hands-down the most committed to diversity company that I have ever worked for. Everyone is socially conscious of the importance of diversity in tech and, while no company can be perfect, there is a strong mission here to continuously evaluate how we are contributing to this in both positive and negative ways. Our open space makes it easy for many diversity groups to meet and our open feedback culture makes it easy for everyone to contribute with ideas on how we can improve. Being different, for whatever reason, never seems to be a problem at ThoughtWorks and, if anything, it is a valued asset!"
Graduate, London, UK
"It's very committed. Efforts are made, especially at the graduate level, to keep a 50/50 ratio between male and female employees. A lot of effort is put into the promotion of female employees into more senior roles and some flexibility is provided for the childcare as well as maternity and paternity leave. People of all backgrounds are getting hired and the diversity is at the core of business."
Graduate, London
"There are additional challenges in hiring and retaining a diverse workforce for consultancies due to the hours, travel required and the technology industry in general. ThoughtWorks is dedicated and tireless in its drive to improve and maintain a good balance of people from different sectors and backgrounds."
Graduate, London
"We are one of the most diverse tech companies out there, just check out some of the stats!"
Graduate, London
"There's so much action in this sphere. It's one of the best companies I know for diversity related questions."
Graduate, London

2016

"ThoughtWorks puts a lot of energy and money into sponsoring diversifying movements around the world and the internal discussion of how to make things more equal is a continuous conversation with people on all levels included."
Graduate, London
"I think diversity in gender and LGBT seems to be great. I would like to see more people from ethnically diverse backgrounds being hired though."
Experienced, London
"There are still some outstanding issues to address but there is no doubting the commitment to tackling them."
Graduate, London
"Many diversity initiatives including the Alphabet-Soup (LGBT) interest group. We also host the Mums in Tech meetup."
Graduate, London
"You can see straight away that diversity is a priority. This really helps give ThoughtWorks its inclusive, friendly and supportive culture. A big plus for working here."
Graduate, London
"ThoughtWorks invests a lot of effort into gender diversity and is very bold about calling itself out on and addressing pay gaps and hiring rates. Other aspects of diversity are in earlier stages but there have been many LGBT events organised in the office with external groups over the past year."
Graduate, London

2015

"The company is extremely committed in terms of diversity, and in particular with regard to LGBT, women, ethnic minorities, child care and paternity leave."
Consultant Software Developer, Manchester
"The firm is very committed to promoting diversity. All of the teams are quite international and there are a lot of activities around women in IT. ThoughtWorks is part of the Stonewall foundation."
Graduate Consultant, London
"Diversity, and social and economic justice, are right at the heart of everything ThoughtWorks does. This is immediately clear from a visit to any one of ThoughtWorks' offices, and it makes for an incredibly rich and insightful place to work."
Graduate Software Developer, Manchester
"ThoughtWorks actively seeks to be diverse. We're building software products for all sorts of people all over the world, ergo we need all sorts of people from all over the world."
Business Analyst, London
"Diversity is always on ThoughtWorks top list of discussion. It is important to us to support every social group. I know that all our graduate hiring is a 50:50 split between males and females. We also are very supportive of LGBT issues and have showed support by sharing our office space with many LGBT groups."
Graduate Software Developer, London

2014

"So far, diversity seems very good, particularly around proactively hiring women."
Graduate, London
"We are the only tech company I know of that strives for a 50:50 gender ratio, which is incredible. We also strive to hire as diversely as possible which is great because the software industry has been traditionally dominated by white males."
Graduate, Manchester
"ThoughtWorks is a strong advocate of diversity in every sense and not just on paper. There are much more women and LGBT ThoughtWorkers than is average in the industry, and they get all the respect they deserve. Concrete steps are constantly discussed and taken to further improve the situation."
Midlevel, London
"There is an active drive to support diversity here. We actively target women in IT, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Apart from the hiring process, we actively get involved in the community by supporting and attending events with GeekGirls, LGF foundation, etc."
Entry level, Manchester
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