Ciklum Rated Best Ukrainian IT Employer 2010 by Developers.org.ua – the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers
Ciklum has received the highest ranking amongst software development companies in Ukraine with 200+ employees in the market survey conducted by the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers.
Conducted for the first time, the survey aimed at identifying best software development companies to work for in Ukraine.
”Such a common ’ruler’ with a unified approach will help software developers and Ukrainian IT companies understand the weak and strong sides of their respective companies. We hope that this will identify really cool and good companies to work at. Moreover, this will be an excellent addition to the already existing discussion of the companies on our Internet portal. Our plan is to make this an annual rating; therefore it will be possible to see the dynamics,” says Max Ischenko, the initiator and organizer of the research from Developers.org.ua.
The evaluation has been done voluntarily by the employees of the respective participating companies, while Developers.org.ua acted as an independent committee. The survey took form of a questionnaire focused amongst other factors on such key aspects as salary level, career growth, corporate benefits, the team and coworkers. Almost 2650 responses were submitted from twenty participating companies from nine Ukrainian major software development cities.
Ciklum’s management team is very pleased and proud with the valuation it has received from their employees. During the last year and a half the company has taken a lot of steps in improving its work environment, including better workspace facilities, greater support and further development of their employees, and a strong active support of the Ukrainian Software Development Community overall.
”Ciklum’s highest ranking in this survey shows that we are on the right track in what we choose to do for keeping our people happy. Adopting Agile and “motivation 3.0” approaches blends very well with Ciklum’s own software development team model, allowing us to develop an open, learning and motivating environment, which is also appreciated by our employees – as became evident during this survey. And having professional and motivated employees is a crucial element of helping our Clients reach their business goals,” comments Marina Vyshegorodskikh, Ciklum HR Director.
The weighted average score spread between the first and the last places in the company rating is 25%, indicating that on average employees in the Ukrainian softwarde development industry are satisfied with their job. Additionally, the results of the survery proved the current overview of the IT labour market situation in Ukraine. After the 2008-2009 recession period employees are interested in the job stability and on time salary payments. On the other hand, the high demand for middle and senior professionals forces IT companies operating in Ukraine to compete in salaries and projects’ uniqueness. Pleasant corporate atmosphere and work place are still amongst the Top 5 key employee’s selection factors when choosing an employer.
About Developers.org.ua – the Ukrainian Community of Programmers
Developers.org.ua – the Ukrainian Community of Programmers (www.developers.org.ua) is the leading IT industry Internet portal for software developers in Ukraine. Launched in 2005, the aim of the community is to help IT companies and software developers to better understand each other.
About Ciklum AG
Ciklum (www.ciklum.net) is a Danish IT outsourcing company specializing in nearshore software development by establishing and servicing clients’ own development teams in Eastern Europe, primarily in Ukraine. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients to market quickly and with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 800 specialists with more than 100 global clients’ own software development teams. Ciklum has six development offices in Ukraine, one in Belarus, and two in Pakistan, as well as representative offices in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. Ciklum is a winner of Red Herring 100 Europe 2009, recognized as CeBIT 2010 Top 20 innovative company delivering services/products for small and medium sized companies, and named the 2010 Top 100 global services provider.