We are vetting IT employers

IT employers often describe themselves in a copy paste fashion - technology leader creating the future with cutting-edge innovations. As we all know such a description is useless. It’s only after we start working for them that we learn the hard truths. It is often not as colorful as promised.

That's why we decided to change the rules of the game and x-ray Polish employers from the inside. And all those who meet the highest standards - are rewarded with the Top Tech Employer quality certificate.

What is Top Tech Employer?

From the very beginning of Bulldogjob we've wanted to show IT companies as they are, so it would be easier to find the right one for you. Since then we've met hundreds of companies - startups, corporations and software houses. Each firm has it's own, unique characterists.

Thanks to that, I've come to the conclusion that the best employers share common features, ones that make them not only a good source of income, but also a source of satisfaction and development. Those are the companies you really want to work for.

How to identify a good employer?

  1. Cares for development
  2. Pays well
  3. Does things that make sense
  4. Creates a work environment that does not tire you
  5. Focuses on achieving a common and clear goal
  6. Gives you ways to impact what you do and how to do it
  7. Employs professionals from whom you can learn
  8. TCreates code that can be developed further, not one you have to fight with

Based on these features and our IT Community Report, we developed the Top Tech Employer certification. For those that need help and who are thinking about changing their job but are not sure about their choice.

To accomplish this, we go through multistep process. We start from a survey, that allow us to learn more about the company. Survey participants are IT team members, so the results are often very interesting. The next step is a series of one-on-one interviews from the organization, which helps me to interpret survey results.

Final score is based not only on my own experiences and our reports, but also on independent research papers on IT employees satisaction. I ask a lot of questions about work environment, development pipeline, satisfaction levels (code, architecture and personal ones), professional growth oportunities and teamwork.

I'm not interested in fruit wednesdays, beer in the office or monthly foosball tournaments. I focus on what is most important, gathering knowledge about the employer firsthand - from the employees themselves.

Adam Kukołowicz
CTO @ Bulldogjob

What is tested?

JOB SATISFACTION

We ask employees about their job satisfaction

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

We go through development process from feature speciication to production support.

CODE AND ARCHITECTURE SATISFACTION

We verify satisfaction level in regard to the codebase and architecture in the project.

TEAMWORK

We check how organization supports teams and how it affects team spirit.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We ask how employer supports professional growth of the employees.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
 

We check office enviroment for IT teams. From noise level, to workstation comfort.

Certified employers

Rockwell Automation

Katowice, Gdańsk, Warsaw
Świetne miejsce dla ludzi, którzy lubią pracować ze sprzętem, a w szczególności dla entuzjastów automatyki przemysłowej. Mimo że jest to korporacja, to prace programistyczne prowadzone są w niewielkich, autonomicznych zespołach projektowych.
Strengths
Środowisko pracy
4.5
Proces wytwarzania oprogramowania
4.0
Team work
4.5

Relativity

Krakow
Relativity is a company whose employees are really highly motivated. 95% of the surveyed employees feel that their work matters and are satisfied with their roles on their teams.
Strengths
21 ratings
Team Work
4.6
Growth
4.2
Satisfaction
4.5

IDEMIA

Łódź
Interesting problem domains (IoT, biometrics, payments) tackled in well organized, expert teams.
Strengths
Satisfaction and professional growth
4.8
Work environment
4.7
Code and Architecture
4.5

Ericsson

Krakow, Łódź, Warsaw
Po wywiadach z pracownikami Ericsson zauważyłem wspólne dążenie - tworzenie produktów wysokiej jakości. Spotkałem entuzjastów, którzy bardzo cenili sobie, że mogą pracować nad produktami, których każdy z nas używa każdego dnia.
Strengths
Środowisko pracy
5.0
Satysfakcja i rozwój
4.3
Proce wytwarzania oprogramowania
4.4

Webinterpret Poland

Warsaw, Toronto, Barcelona, Paris, Shenzhen, Belfast
Satysfakcja osób, z którymi rozmawiałem, wynika głównie z rozwiązywania problemów ze skalowaniem. To jest również bodziec do rozwoju, źródło wyzwań.
Strengths
Satysfakcja i rozwój
4.2
Środowisko pracy
4.9
Kod, architektura i procesy
4.2

Consult Red

Wrocław, Shipley, El Segundo
Consult Red team member has on average more than 10 years of experience and it shows. Applied pragmatism allows them to work with big tech companies on equal terms.
Strengths
Work environment
5.0
Code, architecture, development process
4.5
Job satisfaction
4.6