ThoughtWorks Chosen Among Best Companies to Work For in 2011-2012

Leader in custom software development accelerates hiring to meet market demand.

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - ThoughtWorks, Inc., a global leader in custom software development, today announced that it has been recognized by 101 Best & Brightest as one of the top 100 best places to work for in the United States. In addition to this honor, ThoughtWorks has also been recognized by The Chicago Tribune as one of the top 100 workplaces for the second year in a row; and by 101 Best & Brightest as one of the top workplaces in Atlanta. These regional awards further validate ThoughtWorks' commitment to driving growth and success for its customers and partners as well as building a socially responsible company.

These recognitions were based on employee surveys exploring a number of key areas, including compensation and benefits, diversity, as well as cultivating a dynamic, supportive and inclusive culture for all employees.

"We are honored to be recognized in all three instances as one of the best places to work. In order to be the best, you need to have the brightest minds working for you," explains Craig Gorsline, managing director, ThoughtWorks Americas. "We take employee satisfaction very seriously and are relentless in our efforts to make sure that our talented 'ThoughtWorkers' benefit from a culture that promotes innovation and supports personal growth. In fact, we encourage all ThoughtWorkers to participate in shaping a work environment that is highly productive, collaborative and constantly evolving to keep pace with the exciting technology we build for the clients we serve. We are continuing to hire at a rapid pace to meet the growing needs of our business and we invite interested candidates to apply to our open positions on our website:"

ThoughtWorks has a stringent hiring process to ensure that only the best and brightest candidates are selected. The work environment at ThoughtWorks is diverse and multicultural, and one of the company's top three values includes "Social Impact Programs" which encourage employees to contribute time and effort to communities addressing social and economic inequalities in today's world. The Social Impact Program is a focused effort to build partnerships with world-changing social mission organizations. ThoughtWorks brings expertise in creating complex custom software using the latest technologies and rich experience in the fields of Health Care, Mobile Communications, Renewable Energy and many more.

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks - The custom software experts. A company wholly devoted to the art and science of custom software. We make it, and we make our clients better at it. Our bottom line is to design and deliver software fast and predictably. Doing enterprise-scale software is tough, but the returns to those organizations that can deliver – on target – are tremendous. ThoughtWorks' products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ solution, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,700 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Singapore & the United Kingdom and the United States.

We lead the industry in rapid, reliable and efficient custom software development. When you need an expert partner to help you get ahead and stay ahead of the competition, get in touch.

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About 101 Best & Brightest

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. All participating companies receive a complimentary assessment report and benefits throughout the year.

SOURCE ThoughtWorks, Inc.

For further information:

Douglas Ribback, +1-312-373-1000, of ThoughtWorks, Inc.

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