Sumo Group

Our mission is to grow a sustainable business providing security to our people and shareholders, while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and payers.
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Every employee is both a learner and a teacher, according to the games developer Sumo Group, whether they have been in the industry 25 days or 25 years. Learning from each other in a welcoming and passionate workplace is key to Sumo's vision: achieve wonder together.

Sumo Group is an award-winning family of businesses creating some of the best entertainment experiences in the world and employing over 1200 people. Contributing to successful franchises such as Minecraft, Mortal Kombat and Sonic the Hedgehog, the group has nine game development studios in the UK and India. Sumo also runs Atomhawk, providing concept art services from Newcastle and Vancouver, and the American studio Pipeworks in Oregon.

Making Sumo a great place to work is the highest people priority. Sumo’s environments are relaxed, friendly, and inclusive, offering fantastic benefits, such as an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs), 5 annual learning days, a social learning portal, charity giving, yoga, life drawing, free fruit and drinks among many others. Sumo Group is welcoming, passionate and a fun place to be.

In 2021 the group hired a full-time Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager, to both restructure the in-house diversity team, Prism, and create a recognised platform to help lay a clear pathway for the future of EDI across Sumo Group.

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Personal Growth

91% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Sumo continues to invest in its social learning platform, Dojo, which has just over 1,000 users (97% of our population) and over 3,000 visits per month. With structured training programmes and an accessible, collaborative system, the platform has seen 80,000 pieces of learning take place since its launch.
Wellbeing

80% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The organisation puts wellbeing at the forefront of the business, having recently extended its EAP to include access to remote GP, Mental Health and physio appointments and Medical second opinions, as well as creating small wellbeing bubbles for those struggling to work from home. Sumo continues to train MHFAs.
Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Sumo operates a payroll giving scheme in the UK. In the 12 months since launch, employees have raised over £10,000, regularly donating to 57 charities, a fantastic achievement for such a short space of time. The organisation has also established a Charities committee to formalise a budget and process to support its chosen charities.
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91% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Sumo continues to invest in its social learning platform, Dojo, which has just over 1,000 users (97% of our population) and over 3,000 visits per month. With structured training programmes and an accessible, collaborative system, the platform has seen 80,000 pieces of learning take place since its launch.
Wellbeing
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80% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The organisation puts wellbeing at the forefront of the business, having recently extended its EAP to include access to remote GP, Mental Health and physio appointments and Medical second opinions, as well as creating small wellbeing bubbles for those struggling to work from home. Sumo continues to train MHFAs.
Giving Something Back
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90% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Sumo operates a payroll giving scheme in the UK. In the 12 months since launch, employees have raised over £10,000, regularly donating to 57 charities, a fantastic achievement for such a short space of time. The organisation has also established a Charities committee to formalise a budget and process to support its chosen charities.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2003
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
80% : 20%
Male : Female employee ratio
57%
Employees earning £35k+
9%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
“Sumo’s success is the success of everyone who works at our studios, and everyone who ever has. It has been Sumo’s vision from the beginning to prioritise its people, their Talent and support them to further their careers and live healthier lives both in and out of the company.”

Carl Cavers, CEO - Sumo Group

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