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?
- Cares for development
- Pays well
- Does things that make sense
- Creates a work environment that does not tire you
- Focuses on achieving a common and clear goal
- Gives you ways to impact what you do and how to do it
- Employs professionals from whom you can learn
- 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.