SEGA

Company Overview

SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, with our European HQ based in West London and our seven development studios spanning the UK, Bulgaria, France and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include Sports Interactive, HARDlight, Amplitude Studios, Two Point Studios, The Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.

At the heart of SEGA is our publishing team based in London, where we help the studios bring their creative vision to life. Here we have a hardworking bunch of people spanning Tech, Sales, Marketing, Finance, QA and more.

Together, we drive the continued success and evolution of our Western business through living our company values of always collaborating, being entrepreneurial in spirit, having a winning mentality and focusing on uncompromising quality.

Working For Us

We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we make sure that we look after ours, even more so with everyone working remotely during COVID-19…

• For our gaming buffs, you can get involved in our online gaming nights and free SEGA games on Steam
• Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride to work scheme. You can find your zen with our weekly virtual yoga classes as well as online physical therapy with our masseuse.
• We hold regular company updates to keep everyone in the loop and we stay connected with social events like virtual pub quizzes and art workshops
• We support your learning & development with access to online courses through Udemy, and webinars and resources on mental health and financial wellbeing
• When you’re in the virtual office, we’ll make sure you have everything you need when it comes to tech/furniture, and we pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to en-sure that you have a life outside of your home office
• You’ll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes life assurance, in-come protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced con-tributory pension scheme. We offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making SEGA the best it can be
• We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All ap-plicants are welcome!

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

We offer fantastic maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave policies.

Maternity leave – you will be entitled to up to 26 weeks Ordinary Maternity Leave (OML) and up to a further 26 weeks Additional Maternity Leave (AML), irrespective of how long you have worked at SEGA. Employees who have been part of the company for 12 months by the end of the Qualifying Week may, subject to meeting other conditions, be entitled to enhanced maternity pay. Enhanced maternity pay is paid at the following rate:

• The first 12 weeks is paid at 100% of your gross basic salary.
• From week 13 to week 19 (6 weeks) you are paid at 50% of your gross basic salary.
• The remaining 21 weeks are paid at a prescribed rate (SMP) or 90% of your average weekly earnings (the earnings-related rate), whichever is the lower.

Enhanced maternity pay includes any SMP that may be due for that period. Enhanced maternity pay is paid at the rate of your average basic salary during the 12 weeks ending with the week in which your maternity leave commenced. For the avoidance of doubt the calculation of enhanced maternity pay will not include any bonus payment you receive during the 12-week calculation peri-od.

Paternity leave – we offer up to 4 weeks paternity leave. For weeks 1 and 2, you must have had 26 weeks continuous service by the end of the 15th week before the week in which the child is due to be born. For weeks 3 and 4, you must have had 12 months continuous service before the end of the Qualifying Week. During this time, paternity leave will be at 100% of your gross base salary, in-clusive of the standard rate of statutory paternity pay. Further details available upon request.

Shared parental leave – this gives employees more flexibility in how to share for the child in their first year after birth, rather than taking maternity or paternity leave. Further details available upon request.

Adoption leave – this gives our employees time with their new family in a similar way to our other leave policies. Further details available upon request.

Benefits

It’s not enough for us to have a great team – we want to look after it too, which is why we have a benefits package that will make you wonder how you ever got by without it. This includes life insurance, income protection, private healthcare and dental insurance schemes and an extremely competitive contributory pension scheme.

As well as the best benefits, we offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that the team can stay motivated and focused on making SEGA the best it can be.

We like to look after our people too with discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, home technology scheme, health screenings, season ticket loans for travel, a Ride to Work scheme and a flexible working environment which make SEGA a great place to work.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Case Study:

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Tell us about your role at SEGA?

My job is to find the best developers from around the world, assessing and evaluating game concepts to see if  they would give a good fit for SEGA. My role requires significant travel so its a great part of the business to work in, as I get to attend lots of networking and speaker events where I act as an evangelist searchlight.

Once we have found a game concept/studio that is the right fit. I am actively involved in contract negotiations in order to secure a deal. From that point on I take on the role more akin to Relationship/Account Manager, acting as the first point of contact for any rare escalations or queries. Good communications skills and the ability to build rapport quickly is a key part of my role and allows me to be a recognisable face within the indie developer community.

What are your top tips for getting into games?

Identify what type of role you’re looking for within the gaming industry – there are so many different roles that you can work in across our studios and publishing teams so do your research.

Attend gaming industry events to build your network – this is a great way to talk to people who work in the industry first-hand and get some top tips from them about their experiences securing their first role the gaming industry.

Set realistic goals and targets and breath these down into achievable steps – making a move into a new industry can feel overwhelming, so setting goals and targets can be a great way to make the transition easier!

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