Digital Extremes Ltd.
Digital Extremes employees work in the reception area  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Digital Extremes Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022):

  • Digital Extremes' charitable focus is helping local families in need -- the company supports several local initiatives, along with the company's onsite chef working with the London Culinary Federation to create meal donations for front-line workers as well as people in need
  • Digital Extremes helps employees save for their retirement with matching RSP contributions and provides a variety of helpful financial perks along the way, including discounted home and auto insurance, low-interest home loans and discounted auto lease rates
  • Digital Extremes provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers (to 80 per cent of salary for up to 34 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
Digital Extremes employees present a donation to the Unity Project  

Employer Background

Industry Software publishers
Established in Canada 1993
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Leyou
Parent company head office China
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON
Full-time employees in Canada 333
Full-time employees worldwide 345
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 11%
Average age of employees in Canada 36 years
Longest serving employee 28 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response enabled employees to bring home office furniture, offered a one-time $300 subsidy for home office set-up, introduced virtual health care, employee draw each Monday for meal delivery kits sent to their home

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Editorial note due to the pandemic, some workplace amenities may be temporarily unavailable
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, subsidized parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features open-concept head office features 30-foot open ceilings with exposed beams, as well as a number of unique amenities including 2 in-house theatres, a motion capture studio, 4 private shower rooms, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, sleep pods, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table, table tennis, 2 classic arcade games, video game library (features video games and related books), mini-putt green and hockey practice kits, and 4 massage chairs
Snacks available 3 snack stations with free freshly baked muffins, bagels, bread, cream cheese, apples, oranges, bananas, cereals, pretzels, yogurt, freshly popped popcorn, Goldfish and Ritz crackers, granola bars
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, free meals daily
Onsite fitness facility shared-use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, spin, BodyPump, Peak), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, squash court, running track and swimming pool, Budweiser Gardens (home of the London Knights), Citi Plaza, Covent Garden Market (operates year-round with a range of great food options and unique vendors)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Past social events virtual employee appreciation event and celebration of a new game launch (included live music, DJs, bartender demonstration, remote puppy therapy, and gifts shipped to employees' homes), virtual Halloween event (costume and pumpkin carving contest), virtual Christmas holiday parties for employees' children (with live music, entertainment, and meals sent home), and a number of online hangouts over the course of the year, from yoga to singing to food demos
Cultural aspects casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site
Other in-house communications enhanced online and video communications from senior leadership over the course of the pandemic

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, profit-sharing plan available to some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, discounts through Perkopolis

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 25 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Paid sick days employees receive 8 days off each year
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), 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. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $800 each year
Additional health plan information fitness club subsidy can be used for most health-related activities (personal trainers, exercise equipment, recreational sports league fees), corporate memberships for nearby downtown GoodLife Fitness
Additional health and wellness initiatives celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month in October, providing information and resources to employees as well as wellness-themed prizes (private online fitness coaching, a massage chair delivered to an employees' home)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 80% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Flexible work options flexible work hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: 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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 5 days off
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 after only 5 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), is implementing an Applauz recognition and rewards app to enable employees to give and receive on-the-spot awards

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

In-house training initiatives mentoring, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Some of the community organizations supported Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, Autism Ontario, GuardianCon (gaming event raising funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Black Lives Matter, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Digital Extremes' primary charitable focus is to help local families in need. The company's annual DE Gives Back campaign supports a variety of local initiatives during the holiday season, including at-risk youth, veterans experiencing homelessness, and a local animal rescue organization.
Pandemic-related community initiatives Digital Extremes provided a donation to the London Culinary Federation and helped to set up meal donations for front-line workers as well as people in need.

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.
Actress Lucy Lawless (centre) visiting the staff at Digital Extremes

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software publishers
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Leyou
Parent company head office China
Major Canadian hiring locations London ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Customer Support Specialist, Community Coordinator, Programmer, Technical Game Analyst, 3D Artist, IT Support Specialist
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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