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23 days ago

Staff Software Engineer

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

Work closely with the US R&D VM team. Improve performance and stability of the virtual machines. Assess and estimate time needed… Sony Playstation


2 days ago

Staff SW Engineer – new

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• Software architecture and development work on storage systems for use on PlayStation platforms • You will work within the Platform Architecture… Sony Playstation


17 days ago

Sr. R&D Technical Project Manager

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

1. Develop and manage project schedules, tasks and open issues. · Establish and update schedules as needed… Sony Playstation


11 days ago

PlayStation - Staff Platform Security Engineer

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• Conduct design reviews; identify priority lists for code reviews • Review platform / application security measures and provide feedback and… Sony Playstation


26 days ago

Senior Director, Facilities and Security

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

The Senior Director is responsible for managing the capital and expense budgets, short and long-term facilities and safety operations of the… Sony Playstation


19 days ago

Sr. Software Engineer, Platform Services Team

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• At least 4 years of professional network or systems programming experience using C/C (strongly preferred) C# / .NET or Java • Working knowledge… Sony Playstation


14 days ago

Sr. Software Engineer

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• Software maintenance and development of storage software on PlayStation systems· • Improve existing PlayStation storage software • Extend… Sony Playstation


9 days ago

R&D - Staff Software Engineer - Virtual Machines

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• Work closely with the US R&D VM team. • Improve performance and stability of the virtual machines. • Assess and estimate… Sony Playstation


8 days ago

Partner Alliance Manager - Publisher Relations

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

The Associate Partner Alliances Manager will own several top tier publisher accounts and lead all marketing strategy, planning, and execution for… Sony Playstation


1 day ago

Sr. Full Stack Web Developer – new

Sony Playstation San Mateo, CA

• Iterate quickly and efficiently to develop high-quality software in an… Sony Playstation


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    Do not work here unless you are a geek gamers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -good discounts on first party products with the exception of hardware
    -decently large company so you're bound to meet someone you like
    -expectations are not too high for employee performance, if you are a decently smart person you can pretty much flat by forever and not worry about getting let go(if that is the type of career you want), leading the the number of incompetent employees who have been around for 5-10 years. however this does not take into account the random employee layoffs due to poor Sony (parent organization) performance

    Cons

    -In the marketing organization, hiring is essentially based on your knowledge of the gaming industry, hence I was surrounded by a lot of incompetent colleagues who just know the industry very well. It was ridiculous some of the things I had to teach people who had 5+ years experience.
    -Management operates in a black box - very little transparency of where the company is headed or what is going on
    -You are surrounded by a lot of gamer geeks who know little of anything but gaming. Very knowledgeable on the topic but have little knowledge on other topics
    -Very bureaucratic and slow organization. Lots of work is done just for the sake of doing the work and half the reports and analysis created is not utilized and is truly a waste of time
    -They try very hard to portray themselves as a fun tech/gaming company, but in reality the organization is structured like a old slow company, it's just that folks will sit and play games so they think it is start-up like
    -Very slow and hard to get promoted. Lots of the incompetent gamers who have worked very hard to get into this company never leave, hence it's very hard to move up as openings rarely present themselves. This company does nor necessarily promote based on performance.
    -People seem to get promoted based on amount time in company as opposed to performance. Even someone was performing way beyond expectations won't get a promotion because "it has only been 2 years since you joined"
    -Review process is really a joke - it's literally a check of the box, management is very weak in this department and does not do anything to develop employees
    -This company lends itself to brown nosing. Sycophants do very well in this company even if their performance is lacking.
    -Non one in the marketing organization does their own work. They ask certain support/analytics teams and external vendors to essentially do all the heavy lifting and just package everything and present it to management as their own.
    -Pay is okay at entry level - because you start as hourly - this makes your salary pretty competitive, but once promoted, your salary will take a hit because you are no longer hourly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -hire based on better criteria
    -operate with more transparency
    -don't ask employees to do work that won't be used or be impactful
    -better review process
    -take into account employee feedback

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