At Sharkmob we enjoy a 40-hour work week, with one hour lunch breaks and the occasional “fika” break (a cultural excuse to have a coffee, something tasty to eat and a nice chat with a co-worker or friend). We do lots of social activities together, hold internal game jams and we make sure everyone is constantly informed and up to date about what happens at the studio.
We have the benefit of the trust and backing of the worlds largest gaming company, while still maintaining autonomy and creative control. We publish our own games and employ all the functions needed to take a game from concept to the live phase, including sales and marketing. We do all of it. With our own CEO in place “the buck stops here” and pretty much every operational and creative decision is made at our office.
We believe in process but not hierarchies and we make an effort to instill a sense of ownership with the entire crew. We value passion, effort and progress. We build teams of people that both work and play well together because that is one of the keys to having fun as a crew. We hire based on competence and culture fit. If you fit the job description, get along with the team and are passionate about what you do then that’s all we ask for. Well, almost. We do have one rule we won’t flex on – don’t be an asshole.
Why work in Sweden you might ask. Well, there are plenty of reasons but let’s stick to the most commonly appreciated ones. In general the work-life balance in Sweden is praised internationally because a lot of value is placed on the employees well-being. The Swedish labor market is largely built on employees’ rights.
Another great thing is the focus on family life, with plenty of public holidays and extensive parental leave available to both parents. This also goes together with a highly developed sense of equality in society and the same naturally goes for the workplace. Despite all these soft values, or maybe because of, Sweden is also a very innovative and technological country. People are open to try new ideas, to innovate and to constantly push the limits of technology. At the workplace there is often a sense of inclusivity and low, or no, hierarchical structures; co-workers socialize across teams and beyond positions and title.
Still, productivity is extremely high, discipline is a valued trait and precision something people take pride in. As a member of Swedish society you can rest assured that you get taken care of with compensated sick-leave, access to advanced health care, lots of educational options and great housing opportunities both in major cities and the countryside.
Our studio is located in Malmö, southern Swedens largest city. This means the beautiful ocean and countryside is just around the corner an- the Danish capital of Copenhagen just 20 minutes away. With an international airport, all the bells and whistles of a modern capital and some of the friendliest people in the world - there is no limit to your extracurricular adventures here!
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