Quick facts

About Dovetail Games


What is it like to work for Dovetail Games

Leadership
Leadership
Dovetail Games have 5 core values, "Enhance Life", "We're Better Together", "Make Fabulous Stuff", "Walk Tall" and "Keep our Promises". Their Senior Management Team are passionate about making fabulous stuff and regularly demonstrate where the products are in production, by encouraging peer to peer feedback for learning and development. The company’s enhance life value was recently put to the test, as it not only applies to the company enhancing the life of their employees but their simulations also; Dovetail Games do not make products that are violent so that players of all ages can play them.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Within the video games industry, there are traditionally long hours worked, known as crunch periods. Dovetail Games actively discourage this, creating a better work life balance and therefore setting the company apart from their competitors. By offering mental health first aid training, Dovetail Games enable their staff to spot the early signs of stress and other mental health issues, allowing them to be resolved before they become a real issue.
My Company
My Company
The company’s vision statement is painted on the wall in the office for all staff to see. Dovetail Games’ values are printed on coasters and every business decision reflects their 5 values. They hold quarterly company away days to remind all their staff of the message of their vision and strategy.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym memberships with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies where profit related pay is available and at least 50% of people receive it

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    113

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Earning £35,000+:

    36%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

  • Male : Female:

    83% / 17%

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