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DE Makes Canada’s Top 100

Friday November 10, 2017

Digital Extremes is honored this week to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2018, courtesy of the national competition held by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Entering into its 25th year developing games, Digital Extremes was highlighted for its outstanding community involvement, comprehensive training programs and exciting work atmosphere among other reasons. For 19 years, Canada’s Top 100 List has distinguished industry leaders for attracting and retaining employees and competed against 2,700 reviewed employers. Look for the full feature article in the Globe and Mail.

In its 19th year of holding the competition, Canada’s Top 100 Employers program evaluates companies using eight criteria, in which Digital Extremes was highly graded in all eight categories: 1) Physical Workplace (A+); 2) Work Atmosphere & Communications (A+); 3) Financial Benefits and Compensation (B+); 4) Health and Family-Friendly Benefits (B); 5) Vacation and Personal Time Off (B+); 6) Employee Engagement and Performance (B+); 7) Training & Skills Development (A+), and 8) Community Involvement (A).

Listed below are key highlights of the award:

· Digital Extremes’ employee social committee manages a busy social calendar, hosting a variety of events throughout the year such as a summer kick-off rooftop party (with karaoke, games, food and drinks), monthly happy hours every last Friday of the month, a children’s Christmas party, and a summer family barbecue, complete with live band, bouncy castle, games, and face-painting

· 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 4 full-time kitchen staff who prepare healthy meals daily and special treats every Friday

· 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 the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios to work for. Productivity is rewarded with profit sharing and year-end bonuses along with referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit candidates in their network to work with Digital Extremes. Free, healthy lunches are provided daily courtesy of a full-sized commercial kitchen and dining room with two full-time chefs. And employees enjoy an in-house theater, fully stocked employee lounge, frequent social activities and game lending library.

This is the eighth year in a row Digital Extremes has been included in this competition, including 2011’s Canada’s Top Employers For Young People.

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