Video game developer Insomniac Games has become the first in the industry to be included on the list of the 50 best small- and medium-sized companies to work for in America. The list was announced before an audience of 12,000 at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 57th Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego.
Creator of the Ratchet & Clank and Spyro the Dragon franchises, Burbank, Calif-based Insomniac Games employs 145 people. The company ranked third on the top-25 small companies list, which for the second year has recognized American businesses that have used smart people management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces.
The winning organizations, which range in size from 50 to 999 employees, were selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), which is perhaps best known for producing Fortune magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The results were based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey of workplace cultures.
“This reaffirms that the collaborative approach we’ve taken over the years works." says Ted Price, founder and president of Insomniac Games. "It’s the suggestions that people at Insomniac make and the pride they have in the company that have allowed us to maintain the same ‘small company culture’ we established 11 years ago.”
Insomniac Games is now in development on Ratchet: Deadlocked for a fall 2005 release on PlayStation 2. Additional information can be found at http://www.insomniacgames.com.