Inside Infobip – the Story of Košice
How Infobip Košice started
In the summer of 2020, a year full of screaming headlines, the Wirecard scandal may have crept under the radar. Years of book cooking to artificially inflate profits resulted in €1.9bn simply vanishing. Wirecard AG went from reputable DAX indexed company valued at €24bn – to owing €3.2 billion.
Meanwhile, 280 IT specialists in the company’s Košice development hub in Slovakia feared for their futures. Promises of restructuring and buyouts, as well as months of backpay, all turned out to be as empty as Wirecard’s coffers.
Word about the Wirecard situation reached Infobip HQ. Wasting no time, executives reached out to ex-Wirecard department heads – who wanted to know how many people Infobip could hire. The reason being that they wanted to take as many co-workers with them as possible.
A seamless transition
Marathon interviews ensued, with up to 60 held in a week. Infobip sent a delegation headed by CTO Izabel Jelenić to meet – and contracts were signed on the spot. In all, 47 employees were hired.
Onboarding was a new challenge during the pandemic, but within two weeks, the local teams that came over were ready to get started.
Transitioning into an established dev organization, especially one as massive as Infobip’s wasn’t without its challenges.
Challenges are just opportunities to grow – and being in an organization that lets you grow is key.
Company culture is important – it helps everyone facing the many challenges of exponential growth come together more easily to rally around the common goal. Fitting into that culture as an individual and as a team benefits everyone involved.
The positive impacts of a good culture fit go beyond creating a positive workplace environment – it impacts the way we work and how we feel about it.
Grow with Infobip
At Infobip we believe that challenges represent growth opportunities – and this challenging situation helped the engineers in Košice grow their careers further, while Infobip grew its engineering capacities with a fantastic team.
Infobip is fueled by people who relish challenges and are passionate about generating growth.
If this matches your description, visit our careers page and see where you can help us grow.