Hutch Recruitment FAQs
We're hiring! And for those of you applying or considering a role at Hutch, here’s everything you need to know…
What should I expect from the recruitment process?
We try to make the process at Hutch as lean as possible, whilst still allowing you to meet as many people as you can.
During an interview, we want to find out if you’re a good fit for the role, but we also want to help you discover if the job, company and people are right for you. To help with that you’ll get to meet a whole bunch of people from across the studio, and find out all about our work culture and the team you’d be working with.
Once we’ve received your application, if we think you’d potentially be a good fit for the role, the next steps in the process will be:
Initial call with someone from the recruitment team – We’ll tell you more about Hutch and the role, and gather more information about your skills and experience. We can also cover working practices, benefits and anything you’d like to know!
First interview - This will be with the hiring manager – usually this person will also be your prospective manager, so it’s a great chance to get to know them a little better. This interview will be a deeper dive into your background and the role.
Second interview – This usually involves 2-3 people and is the most in-depth interview. If you’re a programmer, it might include technical questions, or if you’re an artist, you might be discussing your Unity knowledge, for example. Even though it’s more in-depth in terms of your expertise, it’s also a really good opportunity to get an insight into Hutch and meet some of your potential peers. You can find out the technical details of how we work and see if this aligns with your values and expectations.
Final interview – This is a more informal interview with a few people in the studio. It gives you the chance to chat to some other team members or people you might be working with.
How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected working practices? Will I be working from home?
At Hutch we’ve always had a hybrid work from home and office split. We previously worked from home for 2 days per week. We made this decision to provide our employees with a level of flexibility. Work / life balance and mental health is incredibly important to us and we felt offering flexibility around physical location and some flexibility around core hours would really help people who wanted some time at home each week.
This meant that we were easily able to switch to working from home full-time when the pandemic hit. This year we've returned to working from the office for 2 days a week. Our main aim is to make sure people are happy and healthy. We have amazing offices in Shoreditch, Mahone Bay and Dundee. Take a tour of the London office in the video below to get a feel for our working spaces!
What are some of the benefits at Hutch?
Ensuring that Hutch is an amazing place to work is really important to us. And we're super proud to have received a Best Place to Work award from gamesindustry.biz for the last 3 years in a row!.
Our current benefits include:
Mental Health coaching– We offer bi-weekly coaching sessions to ensure the team have support if and when they need it.
Private medical insurance– We offer medical insurance, plus access to remote GPs.
Enhanced Maternity/Paternity– We want to support people if they wish to have a family, therefore we offer an enhanced package (more than the minimum government allowance), so you can enjoy more time off with your family.
Performance Bonus– Everyone at Hutch is eligible for an annual bonus based on the company’s performance. We want our employees to share in our success. This is trending upwards year on year and offers a great annual payment.
How do people stay connected working from home?
Whether it's during a pandemic or when we’re doing our usual 2 days a week working from home, there’s lots of things we do to make sure we all stay connected.
We’re a company that truly believes in transparency, so we have a weekly all-hands company meeting, where we discuss anything and everything. This includes the leadership team answering anonymous questions from staff. We also have game demos from all of our games and leadership coffee mornings. Everything we do is transparent so you know exactly what is happening across the studio and can learn more about the rest of the business.
We also host social events both online and in real life. In the past we’ve had murder mysteries, quizzes, escape rooms, life drawing, photography classes and cooking classes.
That’s all for now! Good luck if you’ve applied for a job here at Hutch. We look forward to working with some of you in the future.
Check out our current vacancies here: https://www.hutch.io/careers/