The economic transition in Poland is an issue widely discussed by scientists, and therefore its effects have been evaluated in many publications. The analysis of the literature allows to distinguish authors of those texts as followers and opponents of Balcerowicz Plan. This article presents the opinions of two strong critics of the transformation process - Grzegorz Kołodko and Tadeusz Kowalik. G. Kołodko focuses on the assumptions and mechanisms of the stabilization plan. T. Kowalik tries to recognize the problem holistically. He pays attention to the complete reversal of the government of the Round Table Agreements and direct it toward the Washington Consensus.