Saturday, April 11, 2009

Why work at Thoughtworks

Now that is the question I had asked a lot of people when i got an offer from Thoughtworks India to join their organization as a Business Analyst. I was very skeptical to leave Satyam Computer ServicesLtd., and join TW india as it is a small company with just $150 million dollar revenue. But if i look at my decision now after 5 months in TW I have made the right decision to join TW. The offer came at a very Important time in career when i was looking out a job which will help me grow and gain knowledge in the field of business analysis.

I work as a Busineess analyst for a e-commerce, shopping cart stuff project. This is my 1st e-comm project and also the first time i am working in Agile software development environment.The culture at TW is so differnent from other BIG IT services industry and the knowledge that people have here is just amazing, which makes you think god does such a IT environment exist in Indian IT industry

I am not going into the details as what kind of work the BA does in TW but yes, if you want to learn and have a broader vision of how good software is to be developed then Thoughtworks is the place. This place makes you feel good and challenges you everytime to get the best out of you. We dont have any cabin culture here at TW, we follow a dining table format where everyone works together and all your team members are visible across the table. You may feel there is nothing special in dining table format but beleive me it improves communication within the team and gives a different feel all togehter.

For me all this was so different as i was used to working in a heirracial organisation with cabin or workstation culture and coming in formals to office, but this was completely different atmosphere.

TW is very transparent in all its process right from the time of your interiew. The interviews for BA is pretty challenging. You are given a case study to solve and you need to come out with a good solution for the given case study. This basically tests your analysis, visualiazation, negotiation and other BA skills. If you are successfull in clearing the 1st round, then you have 2 written tests which is common for all roles in TW. Last you have one final interview round with a senior member of the office like the general manager. Here you may again get tested on your BA skill set and also the reason why you want to work at Thougtworks and what is expected out of if you join the organization.

Coming to the Fun at work, there is a lot fun compared to other organisation, fun events vary for each locations, you can chill in the evening by playing Nintedo Wii or orgnaise Age of empires Gaming hours. There is a lot to look forward when it comes to fun at TW. TW provides lunch and snacks for all its employee at no extra cost. Last thing i would like to say which i hate in TW is lotus notes as a e-mail client. If you want to have an exciting career in IT come join us.

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  1. Hi Fahad,

    I would like to talk to you more abt the BA work at thoughtworks. Could you please send across your number , if you dont mind to

  2. Hey fahad,
    Last week i gave interview for the post of BA.
    Though i did well in both the BA round, but written logical test went horrible. Not that it was very difficult, just that it wasnt my hour.
    So would like to know, what are the chances...?Kindly enlighten me.

  3. Hi
    I am also work in ecommerce project , yes your are correct, shopping cart is one of stuff project. but its very interesting one thanks for sharing your experience

  4. Hi Fahad,

    What is the typical prior experince (in number of years and profile) that one should have to be considered for a BA poition in Thoughtworks? Do they lay emphasis on knowledge of a particular domain (finance, health etc)?

  5. Umm .. doesn't seem to be a good idea to spend time on the interview process though.. Sad to see such immaturity.

  6. There is another side to the interviews at ThoughtWorks.

    Review On A ThoughtWorks Interview