Posting!
Quick facts
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    https://www.sumogroupplc.com/
  • Contact
    • Sumo Digital Ltd, Unit 32, Jessops Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S9 2RX

About The Sumo Group

Sumo Group's award-winning businesses provide creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries, from studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Pune (India), Brighton, Vancouver (Canada), Leamington and Leeds.

Sumo Group currently has two operating businesses which include Sumo Digital and Atomhawk.
Sumo Digital, their primary business, is one of the UK's largest independent developers of AAA-rated video games, providing both turnkey and co-development solutions to an international blue chip client base.

Since their inception in 2003, they have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, Sega, Sony and many more.

Their environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games they create. Sumo feel privileged to employ incredibly creative and talented people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

Sumo offer a benefits package which includes generous holidays and flexitime. Perks include the annual 'Sumo Big Day Out', Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on-site free gym, free drinks and fruit for everyone.

The regular studio 'Game Jams' are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

Staff genuinely enjoy working for the organisation, and this shines through in their attitude and behaviours that make their studios a welcoming, passionate and fun place to be on a daily basis.


What is it like to work for The Sumo Group

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Sumo work to ensure that their employees work fits in with other commitments. Their flexitime policy means staff can start at 10am and leave from 4pm if they fulfil their full-time hours each week. Many staff utilise this and have been able to commit to caring/other responsibilities.

My Company
My Company
Sumo view the induction process for new starters as highly important and involve relevant people in different parts of the process according to their area of knowledge and expertise. Initially, all new starters receive a health & safety induction during the first hour of arriving where they are shown and informed about all aspects of H&S along with a tour of the building.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Sumo provide employees with benefits which include: a share option scheme; free life insurance; an employee assistance programme; and free critical illness/personal insurance. 

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Earning £35,000+:

    53%

  • Staff:

    574

  • Male : Female:

    85% / 15%

  • UK sites:

    9

Regional Engagement

In the press

Accreditation

Want to get on the list or be accredited?

Start your engagement journey today and find out what you need to do to earn a Best Companies accreditation or a place on the Best Companies lists.