Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Andersen, an international software development company, has allocated more than two million dollars to provide financial assistance to its Ukrainian employees. The company opposes the war and tries to protect its specialists by relocating them to neighboring countries.
On February 24, 2022, an overwhelming catastrophe turned the lives of millions of Ukrainians upside down and horrified the whole world. The war has also destroyed everything Andersen built in the amazing country of Ukraine. More than 800 employees from offices in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Cherkasy, and Dnipro were forced to hide in bomb shelters, and flee from their homes and apartments. Project managers, developers, designers, and other IT professionals who have decided to stay in their homeland are fighting enemies with weapons in their hands.
Many employees are volunteering to help victims with food and medicine. Ukrainian employees speak about personal tragedies, the difficulties of evacuation, and the loss of their loved ones in a video on the Andersen People YouTube channel. In these difficult times, Andersen is directing all its efforts to help Ukrainian employees. In addition, colleagues from the Polish and Belarusian offices turn to their HR specialists to privately donate funds to support Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war, Andersen Ukraine has not fired a single employee and has not withdrawn a single offer. The company helps professionals forced to flee the war to move to Poland, Georgia, Turkey, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. To do this, Andersen holds regular relocation meetups. HR managers explain in detail how to prepare the necessary documents for moving, how much it costs to rent an apartment and buy necessary medicines, and where to get medical insurance and prepare children for school or kindergarten. The company helps to find suitable housing and compensates for relocation costs. An important fact is that Andersen is a member of the Poland.Business Harbor partnership program, which facilitates the relocation, adaptation, and obtaining a temporary residence for employees emigrating to Poland.
Due to the war, thousands of Ukrainians are currently out of work, including the relatives of our colleagues. Andersen has opened more than 100 vacancies for the recruiting, marketing, and HR departments to hire our employee’s family members.
After a short break, Andersen has resumed traineeship recruitment for Ukrainian junior developers, testers, and project managers who are currently in their home country or emigrated to Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. This means that young talents can continue to develop, regardless of their living conditions and location.
At the beginning of March, Andersen announced that it ceased cooperation with its Russian partners. The company does not plan to stop working in Ukraine and is going to restore the destroyed branches after the end of the war.
Andersen is an international custom software development company with a strong focus on technology-intensive industries. Since its founding in 2007, the company has opened 10+ development centers and 10+ sales offices around the world. More than 2,700 highly qualified specialists work on the development, customization, and integration of corporate IT solutions and web and mobile applications.