Life at Hutch

"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."

Senior Programmer


Hutch 4 Day Week Confirmed!

Back in June 2022 we began trialling a 4 day week here at Hutch, and we can now officially announce that the 4 Day Week will continue!


Ensuring that Hutch is an amazing place to work is really important to us. And we're super proud that we've received a Best Place to Work award from for 4 years in a row (from 2020 to 2023). These awards take into account our working practices and benefits, along with input from staff.

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 we now work in the office for 2 days a week, with 2 days working from home as part of our 4 Day Week - more on that below!


  • 4 Day Working Week
    We signed up to a 4-day working week trial for 6 months in June 2022 and after the success of the trial, we are now officially a 4 Day Week company! The 4 day working week will be added as a rolling 12 month policy for all our staff (to be reviewed annually).

  • 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
    Regular studio game jams (one of our current games came from a game jam) where Hutchies get the chance to develop ideas they've had bubbling away in their background brains!


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

  • Collaborative

  • Driven

  • Humble

  • Transparent

  • Adaptable

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.



We've won a UK Best Places to Work Award for the fourth year in a row! Find out what it takes to win the award and why we're super proud...


Production at Hutch: The Forza Customs Team

Go behind the scenes on the Forza Customs team and find out what it's like to work at Hutch, including tips on those looking to work in the industry or progress their career.


Being a Mum at Hutch

We chatted to Line, one of our QA Testers to find out what it's like being a mum at Hutch, including her thoughts on maternity leave and support during pregnancy.
Best Places To Work 2023
Best Places To Work 2022
Best Places to Work 2021
Best Places to Work 2020
Tech Track 100