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If you have stumbled across us and have no idea who we are, ThoughtWorks is a software company with over 4000 employees spread across 42 offices in 15 countries.

We’re also an amazing collection of humans, hired for our passion, integrity and special powers. The company was founded as a social experiment – what happens when you hire really smart, passionate people and set them loose on really tough problems? More than 20 years on, this collection of people has helped shape the IT industry.

It’s not that straightforward though. If you ask anyone who works here what we do, they’ll give you a different answer. 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. 

Since we started, in a basement in Chicago over 20 years ago, we have made many mistakes, and have learnt a lot about how to build software, but more importantly, how to work effectively. We’re fanatical about helping our industry to get better and we do this by writing books, blogging, and talking at conferences. But the biggest way that we help is the work that we do with our clients.

We called it ‘Revolutionising IT’, but today we have extended our focus to an even bigger, and much more important goal; social justice. Our three pillars are the building blocks of ThoughtWorks, created to help us be the business we want to be. They are:

  • Run a sustainable business
  • Champion software excellence
  • Advocate for social justice

ThoughtWorks offices all over the world hire and support passionate graduate consultants. Graduates can take training courses, or develop their skills as a consultant in guided programs that aim for continuous learning and support in a safe-to-fail environment.


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