Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Sony PlayStation
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- Senior Staff Software Engineer (2)
- Senior Manager (2)
- QA Tester (2)
- Project Manager (2)
- User Experience Research (2)
- Programmer (2)
- Product Development (1)
- Community Manager (1)
- QA Professional (1)
- Graduate Test Engineer (1)
- User Experience Research Intern (1)
- Rendering Engineer (1)
- Quality Assurance Tester for FPQA SONY Playstation (1)
- European Product Manager (1)
- Developer Relations Account Manager (1)
- Sound Engineer Intern (1)
- PlayStation Representative (1)
- Director CS (1)
- Community Coordinator (Foreign Language) (1)
- Digital Commerce (1)
- Game Test Engineer (1)
- BI Developer Analyst (1)
- Public Relations Manager (1)
- Executive Assistant (1)
- Finance/Accounting (1)
- District Merchandising Manager (1)
- Regional Sales Manager (1)
- Developer (1)
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (Foster City, CA) in March 2010.
The interviewers and recruiters were really nice. However, they didn't respond to my follow up emails.
Other Interview Reviews for Sony PlayStation
Marketing InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation (Foster City, CA) in July 2009.
If you want to be considered by SCEA, you have to be a VERY proactive job hunter. A resume through the board won't get you noticed. Contact a human being and be persistent. Otherwise, you won't get pass this stage. Persistence pays at every stage of the interview. Call or email after each stage if you haven't heard back from them. The process at SCEA is very standard. You first get a call from the HR person to schedule a phone interview. A recruiter will call you then to ask you the standard behavioral questions about your background, make sure you might be a good fit for the company and clarify anything that might be confusing about your resume/cover letter. This interview might be an hour long. If you pass this stage, you will get another call to schedule a phone interview with the hiring manager. They will call as scheduled to ask questions related to the position, your professional skills, your background and the typical "tell me of a time when..." to evaluate your capabilities based on your experience. If you pass this stage, you will get another call to schedule a personal interview. They pay for travel and lodging, if necessary. During this personal interview, you will meet with many people and the interviews are as diverse as the interviewers. You will get case questions, behavioral questions, skills evaluations and personal rapport questions. It is long and exhausting, but nobody is there to kill you. Quite the opposite, they really want to make sure you will fit with the team. They were very prompt and call me within the same week with an answer: in my case, I didn't get the job, but they were kind enough to detailed all the reason why I didn't get it.
- I got a business case question for one of their products. They asked me what strategy I would use to launch it. 1 Answer
Marketing InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sony PlayStation in March 2012.
This was the worst experience I've had over a 20 year career. There was an extremely superficial 20 minute phone interview, where the recruiter wasn't able to answer some key questions about the role. I was flown in for a round of in-person interviews. Two of the three interviewers showed up more than 30 minutes late. After a total of 45 minutes of actual interview time, the interview rounds were stopped because my skill set didn't match what they were looking for. I can understand that, but I really don't understand why no one on the interview panel bothered to read my resume before I got on a plane. There's no way that three people with 15 minutes each could have found anything else problematic. If you have to interview with Sony, my advice is to insist that you have a phone call with the hiring manager or a reasonable proxy before you clear your calendar and get on a plane. But my take is that accepting a job at Sony is not a wise move at this time, because the marketing team isn't taking the time to clearly communicate (ironic!) and they're not treating people with common courtesy.
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