thoughtbot Benefits Overview

Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to create excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week, consulting for clients four days/week. We also like to learn. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. Additionally, we maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive professionally, as well as have full lives outside of work.

We consult for clients four days/week. On Fridays, we work to make ourselves, the company, and our community better by learning new tools and techniques, working on open source, blogging, creating new products, volunteering our time, and more.

We pay 100% of expenses when you speak at conferences and 50% of the cost for attendees. We also pay 50% of all expenses for job-related training.

We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week. We have five weeks (24 days in the UK) of vacation time per year, in addition to company holidays and sick days. For new parents, we also have at least 6 weeks paid leave in all locations, as well as the ability to take at least 6 months off.

In the U.S. we provide competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and a comprehensive 401k plan with matching. In the UK we provide supplemental private insurance and a group personal pension scheme.


Volunteer in local community

thoughtbotters works on client work 4 days of the week, and have one day a week to devote to the community, volunteer, and write open source code.

Partners with Nonprofits

thoughtbot develops and designs with non-profits. We have worked with Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, the Awesome Foundation and others.

Friends outside of work

Eat lunch together

Intracompany committees

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is a group of representatives from all six of our offices. We meet frequently to identify opportunities to increase inclusion across the company.

Daily stand up

Open door policy

Team owned deliverables

Team based strategic planning

Group brainstorming sessions

Pair programming

Open office floor plan


Documented equal pay policy

Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff

Unconscious bias training

Each employee goes through unconcious bias and sexual discrimination awareness training upon joining the company.

Diversity manifesto

Mean gender pay gap below 10%

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Disability Insurance

Dental Benefits

Vision Benefits

Health Insurance Benefits

Life Insurance

Wellness Programs

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits


401(K) Matching

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Performance Bonus

Profit shares are distributed at the end of each year

Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits

Generous Parental Leave

Flexible Work Schedule

Remote Work Program

Our remote work program includes work from home. Everyone may work remotely on occasion as needed.

Family Medical Leave

Restricted work hours

We work at a sustainable pace of 40 hours per week.

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Vacation & Time Off Benefits

Generous PTO

Paid Volunteer Time

Paid Holidays

Paid Sick Days

Perks & Discounts

Beer on Tap

Casual Dress

Commuter Benefits

Company Outings

Free Daily Meals

Employees get free lunch on Friday.

Stocked Kitchen

Some Meals Provided

Relocation Assistance

Fitness Subsidies

Our health insurance program offers 3 months of reimbursement for fitness programs each year.

Professional Development Benefits

Job Training & Conferences

Diversity Program

Lunch and learns

We host frequent lunch and learns and lighting talks given by the team and outside visitors.

Cross functional training encouraged

Promote from within

Time allotted for learning

Every Friday is an investment day where employees can learn new skills, work on open source projects, or give back to the community by volunteering if they choose.

Customized development tracks