Square Enix Montréal Awarded by gamesindustry.biz Best Places to Work Awards 2021
Montréal, November 8, 2021 - Square Enix Montréal, the award-winning studio behind Hitman Sniper®, and the GO® series, has been named one the Best Places to Work in the Canadian video game industry by gamesindustry.biz. Square Enix Montréal is also a special award winner in the Corporate Social Responsibility category jointly with Eidos-Montreal and Eidos-Sherbrooke.
“Being identified as one of the industry’s best places to work is truly an honour, even more so since the award is based on employee feedback,” said Patrick Naud, Head of Studio of Square Enix Montréal. “Our goal is to build a company culture where each individual is welcome and respected as their authentic self and where they are empowered to do their best work. We also strive to give back to the community where we live and work with a special focus of diversity and inclusion initiatives. Thank you to gamesindustry.biz for recognizing our efforts and to our team members for making our studio truly a great place to work.”
The GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work Awards aims to make the industry a better place to work and to identify studios that deliver exceptional working environments.
Square Enix Montréal’s motto is People Before Products shone though in its application. In the past year, the studio has implemented initiatives to support its team through the pandemic and improve work/life balance.
- Every second Monday off
- Flexible work time policy
- Increased insurance coverage for mental health-related cost
- Reimbursement of expenses to set-up home offices
- Reimbursement of a portion of home internet cost
To win a Best Places to Work Awards badge, employers had to submit a survey that accounted for 25% of their final score. Employees at each company were then surveyed, with their responses making up 75% of the result.
Studios must be graded 85% or more by their employees on topics that include community engagement, working environment, work/life balance, management, and diversity. All Canadian Best Places to Work winners and special award winners were announced during an online event held during MEGAMIGS
ABOUT SQUARE ENIX MONTRÉAL
Founded in 2011, Square Enix Montréal is a multi-award-winning mobile game studio that develops games based on existing franchises and new intellectual properties. Square Enix Montréal is dedicated to the creation of innovative and carefully crafted games that become international benchmarks such as the critically acclaimed titles Hitman Sniper®, Hitman GO®, Lara Croft GO® and Deus Ex GO®. In 2021, Square Enix Montréal announced that it was in development on a newly imagined mobile experience based on Taito’s Space Invaders and the upcoming release of Hitman Sniper: The Shadows. To date, the studio’s games have been downloaded over 130 million times in 175 countries.
Nedjma Belbahri, Director of Communications, Square Enix Montréal
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