Sony PlayStation
3.1 of 5 165 reviews
www.us.playstation.com San Mateo, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.1 165 reviews

                             

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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden

Shawn Layden

(3 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExciting place to work especially if you are into gaming.

    ConsHave no clue how some got hired and can stay hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep only hard working people and don't be afraid of cutting off lazy ones.

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    Good experience for those wanting to enter the industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat campus, fun product, opportunities to see how the department functions.

    ConsContract workers usually get stuck as temps for years or indefinitely. Community is very high school-like. Low pay and not getting benefits despite working alongside the "Sony" employees makes contractors feel like second class citizens.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGot lots of free stuff.

    ConsThe culture is sometimes less than professional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience to move foward...

    (Former Employee)

    ProsThe projects I was able to work on was very rewarding (personally).

    Cons...It was sad to know that management did not know my daily work, and were constantly asking what I was working on every day. I thought that as a manager, this person should definitely know what I'm working on, I mean, I got hired for the specified job that was listed right?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Greatness Awaits?

    Video Games (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsNew campus and cafeteria are nice. Good product that gamers are enthusiastic about.

    ConsOutdated corporate culture, slow to adapt to new technology. Hasn't incorporated the mobile culture that now dominates silicon valley. Nepotism across the organization, candidates are hired and receive promotions based on previous business relationships. The existing workforce though qualified, stagnates. Open reqs get filled
    through the back door and then posted to 'Career Opprtunities'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review the 'cons' section.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers, zero career advancement

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    Pros- The people at PlayStation are passionate about the products we're assigned to, and its apparent in our work. We are pushed hard to accomplish a lot with little time.
    - There are many resources from within the company to manifest outward facing communication.
    - on-site gym and cafeteria.

    Cons- We work so fast, that we forget about our own careers... and HR does not seem to care. Our goals for the fiscal year are written within the last two month of the year, rendering them meaningless.
    - Prerequisites for promotion are vague. When a straight answer is obtained from management, the prerequisites change by the end of the year, making promotion impossible to achieve. Some employees stay in the same position for a decade (or more) before promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees and invest in their development for a smarter, more efficient workforce.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accountant (Current Employee)
    San Mateo, CA

    ProsNice play to work, nice building, very high tech

    ConsProject ended without 2 weeks notice

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK place to work but not god for long term.

    QA Tester (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFun work enviroment, decent hours and pay.

    ConsThey will keep you as a temp for many years so they won't have to give you benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter benefits and perks for employees. Everyone feels pretty expendable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No room for advancement, unless you work in corporate office

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, and good perks, great hard working co-workers

    ConsUnorganized management, poor planning for projects. Promote office staff that is clueless

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job planning projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meaningful

    QA Professional (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsExperience in testing, free soda, up to date on all gaming trends.

    ConsThe groups are clicky and group oriented. Easy to not fit in

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the high turn around and cherish your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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