There is a really heartwarming article (if you’re from Poland) on Silicon Valley Watcher about the skills of Polish engineers, the low turnover and the general satisfaction from Polish employees by international companies something that UK as a country discovered and Cognifide in particular have noticed quite a while ago.

And I really can fully relate to that, I would bet any money to stand the competency of any person in my crew against any of the top professionals out there. It definitely is a good time to be in the IT business in here. A small excerpt – worth noting:

Common cultural ties

Polish engineers are also very familiar with Western culture. Common cultural understanding is very important for any company. Poland is now part of the European Union, which gives US firms great access to huge markets, and rapidly developing markets in Poland and in Eastern Europe.

Quality not price

Mr Slawek pointed out that Polish engineers are not chosen because they are cheaper, companies choose them because of the quality of their work. And Polish teams are very good at thinking on their feet, as is shown by their numerous accomplishments in programming competitions, which are won by quickly finding solutions to complex problems.

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  • rattkin

    Wow, that’s actually cool! Haven’t seen that article before. Coming from Poland as well, well, what can I say, I’m proud of it :). And of the fact that we have you in our crew as well :).

  • Hey Seb,

    yes it’s really cool and a nice spot to be in.

    It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of the crew. Each and everyone of the Cognifide team is a great mind in one form or another. Fine variety of experts – an excelent place to work in and an occasion to learn something new every day.