QUEBEC CITY - NOV. 29, 2012 - Today Frima Studio announces they have been named among Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the annual awards hosted by Waterstone Human Capital. Frima was given the award for being one of Canada’s most promising growth companies with a commitment to creating a positive corporate culture for its employees.
“Only a few months removed from our certification for exceptional Work-Family Balance by the Quebec Ministry of Family, this latest recognition further validates the investment we make in each of our employees,” said Steve Couture, CEO of Frima Studio. “We consistently find that building a supportive and flexible workplace leads to healthier, more productive employees that endeavor to hit our ambitious growth goals.”
Since its founding in 2003, Frima has sought to build a better business by attracting top talent from around the world with an attractive, balanced work environment. They offer each of their 360 full-time employees a wide variety of perks that encourage a healthy work-life balance such as flexible work hours and free access to public transit. Additionally, the internal Frimagination program allows any team of employees to present creative ideas for the opportunity to develop a personal project “on the clock” and entitles them to a share of the revenue if it’s commercially successful.
“We’re thrilled that Frima Studio has been named one of Canada’s 10 in the Growth and Small Cap category,” said David Kinley, the president of Waterstone Human Capital. “Our Canada’s 10 board was impressed with this submission, and with Frima’s leadership. This is an organization with a caring and strong culture, showing exceptional growth and performance. Congratulations to Frima’s leadership team and to all of its team members.”
In 2012 Frima released several original new IPs across multiple platforms including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and Facebook, while continuing their core work for some of the game and entertainment industry’s biggest brands.
About Frima Studio
Frima is Canada’s largest independently owned game developer. Since 2003, the company has been developing world-class media including virtual worlds, social and web based games, console titles and mobile apps. Their services also include the animation and special effects expertise of Frima FX as well as the concept art development of Volta. In addition to working with world-renowned clients such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Warner Brothers and Ubisoft, Frima develops successful, original IP titles such as A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!, Zombie Tycoon and Nun Attack. With over 360 artists and programmers in-house, Frima produces high-caliber products that are as remarkably outstanding artistically as they are technically.
About Canada's 10
Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit. This national program now in its eighth year annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. In 2012, ten organizations were recognized as national winners in each of the following four categories:
• Enterprise (revenues above $500 million)
• Mid-Market (revenues over $100 million to $500 million)
• Growth & Small Cap (revenues under $100 million), and
• Broader Public Sector
On Monday, February 4th, 2013, winning organizations will be recognized at the Canada’s 10 Corporate Culture Summit and Awards Gala, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York, in Toronto.