ThoughtWorks Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago

ThoughtWorks recognized for invigorating and fun work environment

Jul 21, 2011, 16:56 ET from ThoughtWorks, Inc.

CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc. (, the global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced it was named one of "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). ThoughtWorks employs more than 200 of the brightest software and IT professionals out of its Chicago headquarters, with an additional 1,600 employees working from offices around the globe. The company continues to add staff and is a highly sought-after technology employer due to its cutting-edge technology development, opportunity for both personal and professional growth, and corporate culture built upon Attitude, Aptitude and Integrity.

Recognized companies will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon on Mon., Aug. 1, 2011 at the Chicago Oak Brook Marriott. To learn more please visit (

"Creating a stimulating and challenging work environment helps attract outstanding people that share our passion and excitement to revolutionize how software is developed and deployed for enterprise IT," said Craig Gorsline, managing director for the Americas. "Our continued recognition as a great place to work is very satisfying."

The selection of the 2011 "Best and Brightest" companies is a result of an independent research firm that evaluates each company's entry in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, small business, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.

"This year's winners epitomize what it means to be committed to employees. Our winners excelled at employee relations, used innovation to motivate employees, implemented creative compensation programs and more. They serve as a standard for other companies to work toward," said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. "We are proud to honor this year's 101 winners."

As a global leader in helping organizations adopt and leverage Agile development to transform IT and business operations, ThoughtWorks is recognized for both its business success and contributions to the larger IT community. Company employees are active in developing and sharing best practices that help shape the industry. ThoughtWorks also has developed some of the earliest free, open source Agile tools (Selenium and Cruise Control) that were integral in helping Agile become the mainstream practice it is today. In addition, it contributes countless hours of support for non-profit causes.

About the National Association of Business Resources

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit or call 1-866-321-1822.

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,600 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (

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