Digital Extremes Ltd.
Digital Extremes employees hosting Tennolive, an annual event announcing new gaming opportunities and content from Digital Extremes

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Digital Extremes Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017):

  • Digital Extremes' unique head office is located inside a renovated historic building in London's downtown core and features an in-house theatre, a stocked employee lounge and game library, and a full-sized commercial kitchen and dining room, with two full-time chefs who prepare healthy (and free) meals daily for employees
  • Digital Extremes provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 80% of salary for up to 32 weeks) and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Digital Extremes lets everyone share in the company's success with year-end bonuses and profit-sharing -- and offers referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to help recruit candidates in their network (up to $2,000)
Digital Extremes employees test Bumper Balls at a summer barbecue

Employer Background

Industry Software Publishers
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON
Full-time employees in Canada 232
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Average age of employees in Canada 32.8
Longest serving employee 23 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features unique (and recently expanded) open-concept head office that is located in London's historic downtown core and was designed with employee feedback -- features 30 foot open ceilings with exposed beams as well as a number of unique amenities, including an in-house theatre, motion capture studio, and a full commercial kitchen and dining room (with two full-time chefs who prepare healthy, and free, meals daily for employees), and a employee lounge and bar that features a fireplace and industrial-grade coffee makers, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, video games, pool table, table tennis, Pac Man pinball machine, mini putt greens, movie and game library (over 100 titles for work or leisure)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available shared use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (Body Pump, Yoga, Spin Class), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, employees receive a $300 fitness subsidy that can be used toward fitness memberships, classes or sports teams of their choosing
Other nearby amenities YMCA, Goodlife Fitness Citi Plaza, fitness club, Victoria Park, Harris Park, daycare, restaurants, Covent Garden Market (operates year round), Budweiser Gardens

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

On the job, employees enjoy

Employee social committee name DE Social Committee (est. 2006)
Recent social events summer kick-off rooftop party (with open mic performances, music food and drinks), employee Christmas party (with Las Vegas theme last year), separate kids Christmas party with gifts from Santa for all, monthly happy hour every last Friday of the month, Halloween pumpkin carving contest, summer family barbecue (with live band, bouncy castle games and face-painting) company-sponsored basketball, soccer and volleyball teams, periodic pub nights, bowling
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications the company's President takes three employees out for breakfast every Friday (helping to get to know each employee on an individual level)

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Fitness club subsidy up to $300 each year
Other health plan information $300 fitness club subsidy can be used for most health-related activities, from personal trainer services to recreational hockey league fees
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption top-up extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 8 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information vacation increases to 4 weeks annually after only 4 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, individual and year-end bonuses, employees can win additional days off and paid weekend getaways, and regular draws for everything from concert tickets to Xbox consoles to iPhones and even drones
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development A+

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes

Community Involvement B+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Some of the community organizations supported ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Men's Mission of London, London Food Bank, UWO Robotics Team Sponsorship, Seaforth Community Hospital, Untied Way, Drop Zone Challenge for Easter Seals
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight To encourage employee giving, Digital Extremes surveys employees over the holiday season about their favourite charities, with employees voting for their favourite 2 or 3 charitable organizations and the company following-up employee giving with matching donations.

The Career Directory

Digital Extremes Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software Publishers
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON
Full-time employees in Canada 232
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Customer Support Specialist, Programmer, Technical Game Analyst, 3D Artist
Starting salary $35K to $40K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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