ThoughtWorks

Minuses

2017

"Having to wake up early to commute to a client site can be a bit painful if you're not a morning person."
Graduate, Manchester (but I've also worked in Liverpool and London in the same post)
"There's a long time-frame for on-boarding and limited structure while not on a project."
Graduate, London, UK
"Never knowing where you're going next or how much travel will be involved can be tiring."
Graduate, London
"The nature of our work means we move from project to project at different locations. Not knowing for sure where I'll be working in six-months' time makes things like holiday planning, living arrangements and social events harder to manage."
Graduate, London
"There could be more transparency around people's roles, including my own."
Graduate, London
"The travel commitments can be difficult, but worth it. It can be frustrating when travel time isn't included in your hours."
Graduate, Manchester is my home office but I am currently working in Germany!

2016

"The freedom a flat organisation structure gives also means having a lot of responsibility."
Graduate, London
"Travel time. Also, I don't get to work on social impact projects as often as I'd like."
Graduate, London
"Uncertainty of where you'll be staffed."
Graduate, London
"Some jobs can require a lot of travel time."
Entry level, London
"I can't book tickets to shows in advance as I'm never sure I will be able to make it."
Graduate, London
"The staffing team always tries their best to assign you projects that fit you well but, unfortunately, this is not always possible."
Graduate, London

2015

"It is not necessarily a bad thing, it is more about the nature of consultancy in general, but there can be some uncertainty about where our next work place may be."
Graduate Software Developer, Manchester
"Depending on which project you're on, you might have to travel weekly or commute daily, which can be a drawback for me."
Developer, Manchester
"I feel that there could be more opportunities for graduates to work on client projects."
Graduate Software Developer, Manchester
"Working for ThoughtWorks can sometimes feel a little daunting for me, due to the variation in structure of the work. I think that people who are more introverted or in need of more structure may find work here a struggle."
Developer, London

2014

"Travelling can be tough and I found that you often have to work away from home."
Entry level, Manchester
"I would have liked some further engagement with graduates after the initial training programme."
Graduate, London
"I feel that the salary is a little behind other graduate opportunities."
Midlevel, London
"Personally, I think that there could be a more structured training programme or approach to career development."
Graduate, London
"The uncertainty of workplace - as consultants, we don't have 100% control over where our next workplace will be."
Entry level, London
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