Quick facts
  • What we do:
    “Creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries”
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://www.sumogroupplc.com
  • Contact
    • 32 Jessops Riverside, 800 Brightside Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 2RX

About The Sumo Group

Sumo Digital are a world-class game development studio, licensed to develop on all the major gaming platforms ,as well as mobile and tablet, with partners including Microsoft, SEGA and Sony.

With UK studios in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle, the company aims to utilise its unique experience and exceptional talent, to offer an unequalled level of service and turnkey solutions to publishing and technology partners.

The studio believes in creating a great working environment for its staff, which has led to a range of initiatives spanning wellbeing, charity, regular social events and much more.

Sumo are led by co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Carl Cavers, who makes sure he spends time around the studio chatting openly to employees about work and family life.


What is it like to work for The Sumo Group

My Team
My Team
They hold studio updates three or four times a year for the UK studios in order to get together and inform staff about company performance. They also use this opportunity to demonstrate projects that different teams are working on.
My Company
My Company
Sumo Pathway, which is their performance management framework, underpins and supports recruitment, retention, performance management, career development, progression and succession planning. From this, feedback has become more regular with the introduction of a formal mid-year review and more regular one-to-ones.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
As well as financial rewards, they thank their staff through other means, which include the annual Sumo Big Day Out, a summer fun day with free activities for all family members, an annual Christmas party and wrap parties following the completion of key project deliverables.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Staff:

    465

  • Earning £35,000+:

    48%

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Male : Female:

    87% / 13%

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