"Hutch really promotes a great work-life balance, something that is particularly rare in game development. Outside of critical work and emergencies, we don't work overtime."
Dave
Dave

Senior Programmer

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What Hutch Means To Me...

How can you know what a company’s really like to work for? We asked Dave, one of our Senior Programmers to share what Hutch means to him…

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Ensuring that Hutch is an amazing place to work is really important to us. And we were super proud to receive a Best Place to Work award from gamesindustry.biz in 2020 and 2021, which took into account our working practices and benefits.

At Hutch we’ve always had a hybrid work from home and office split. Before the pandemic we worked from home for 2 days per week to to provide our employees with a level of flexibility. During the pandemic we all worked fully from home, and recently we've just started properly heading back to the office for 2 days a week, and 3 days working from home.

Benefits

  • 4 Day Working Week - COMING SOON!
    We’ve signed up to a 4-day working week trial for 6 months! In June we’ll move to a 4-day week with no reduction in pay for staff.

  • Mental Health coaching
    Bi-weekly coaching sessions to ensure you and your team have support when you need it.

  • Private medical insurance
    Medical insurance, plus access to remote GPs.

  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity
    An enhanced package (more than the minimum government allowance), so you can enjoy more time off with your family.

  • Performance Bonus
    Everyone at Hutch shares in the success of the business. This is trending upwards year on year and offers a great annual payment.

  • Game Jams and Personal Project Days
    Regular studio game jams (one of our current games came from a game jam) and Personal Project Days to enhance your skills and develop in an area that’s important to you. From June 2022 we'll hit pause on Personal Project Days while we take part in our 4-day working week trial.

Culture

Getting a good work / life balance is super important to everybody at Hutch and we've created an environment that helps people get that balance just right.

Working Culture
  • Small autonomous teams

  • Agile principles

  • Putting people first

  • Flexible hours

Values
  • Honesty and transparency

  • Humility

  • Collaboration

  • Drive

  • Adaptability

The Hutch Recruitment Process

Applied for a job and want to know what happens next? We've outlined the whole process so you know what to expect.

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From Welder to Game Developer...

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Josie's Journey

Giving people at Hutch the chance for career progression and opportunities to try new things is super important to us as a company. But what does that actually look like in reality? Here’s Josie to share her journey from Games Analyst to Associate Product Manager.

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How I got into... games programming

Ayla shares her top tips for getting into the industry, including how Skyrim played an integral part!
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