I worked at Digital Extremes full-time
When things are going well they treat there employees great. They have an amazing office space and London is a beautiful city.
Old boys club and hard to make changes to the way things have been done in the past, for better or worse.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Digital Extremes in December 2015.
Applied online, and exactly 1 month later was contacted by the Director of HR, phone screened and then asked if I would do a "short Sound Design test". Short being a 00:41 second video, now this may sound short but it was an action scene from WarFrame. I was sent the test on a Thursday morning and asked to have it sent back by EOD Monday. Not an impossible task but most studios give you about 2 -weeks for theses type of tests considering most people are working. A test like this involves about 20-40 hours of work if you want to make it original and be innovative. So I turned in the test Sunday night a full 24hrs early to try and impress. I got a thank you email from HR and that was it. I waited a few weeks and followed up, nothing...tried one more time and radio silence still. Now I've worked in audio for about 7 yrs and have done more of these tests than I'd like to count and EVERY SINGLE one of them contacts you back, either to tell you they loved it, hated or they're neutral. Most will even give feedback if you ask. It's shameful for a company to have someone pour over free work like that and not even tell them "no, we didn't like it" I'd be fine with a "no" at this point at least give someone closure, you're the ones who asked me to do the test for Pete's sake!
TL;DR: got asked to do a Sound Design audio test; about 20-40 hrs worth of work. I put forth some of my best talent into it and they never even declined me, just nothing...radio silence. Best part is that demo actually got me another job somewhere else. So I guess it worked out. Though I would never work for this company nor recommend them based on this type of communication. Turned me off of their games too.