Sony PlayStation – Why Work For Us?

Put Your Greatness To Use

At Sony Computer Entertainment America, we're serious about our standing as the industry’s leading innovator in electronic entertainment. This recognition is a tribute to the talented people who serve as our true source of success. By hiring the best and brightest people in the industry, and giving them the resources, support, and freedom they need to succeed we are creating the future of electronic entertainment.

No matter your area of expertise, we think you’ll agree there is no better place than PlayStation® to put your skills and passion to work.

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Push The Boundaries Of Play

The PlayStation® Internship Program puts YOU in the Game! Our interns get to work on real projects alongside some of the industry’s best and brightest professionals. Landing an internship at PlayStation® isn’t just about work, there’s plenty of time for mentoring, professional networking, social activities AND game play.

PlayStation® internships are offered throughout the year in the Summer, Fall, and Spring. 

Find more information on the PlayStation Internship Opportunities page.  

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We empower you with the creative freedom to succeed on the job. But we're just as committed to providing you the benefits and resources to enjoy life away from work. So whether it's our comprehensive healthcare coverage, coveted employee discounts for all Sony products, commuter assistance - or matching 401(k) - our commitment to your well being is always there. 

Working at PlayStation:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Clubs: PJCC, Foster City Athletic Club
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K SCEA Matches dollar for dollar up to 4%.
  • Credit Union
  • Commuter Check Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Product discounts
  • PlayStation Perks Card
  • Employee Referral bonus
  • Sony Family Style Center

Sony PlayStation Reviews

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Sony PlayStation President & CEO Shawn Layden
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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony PlayStation full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Pros

    Fun environment to work, great staff, paid holidays, amazing events, and free video games.

    Cons

    Contract staff members have to go through staffing agencies, little to no advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize employees who are dedicated and have been around for a long time. Hire them on!


Sony PlayStation Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sony PlayStation (Santa Monica, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to the Santa Monica studio online and heard back from HR within 2 weeks. Since I live in another country, they asked for a good time to talk to the team via phone. HR was very quick in replying to my e-mails and setting up the interview. A senior guy from the team called me directly. He asked some good questions, and was nice and respectful in the way he posed them, and did his best to answer my questions. The phone interview lasted 45 minutes and felt more like a discussion, which is a sign of a good interviewer. He said he would send the feedback to HR and they'll contact me. One business day later (Friday to Monday), HR sends me an e-mail saying they would not be moving forward with the process. I was slightly taken aback, as I thought our chat had gone mostly well, or at least enough to move forward to a second interview. However in retrospect, though I feel I answered some well, I did botch some key questions and realized why I wasn't chosen. Overall a smooth experience with great people, though (like everyone) I wish I'd gotten an opportunity to chat a second time!

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Additional Info

Website www.us.playstation.com
Headquarters Foster City, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Sony
Founded 1994
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is responsible for keeping PlayStation® growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Based in San Mateo, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America Inc. We make advanced hardware that enables the most talented developers to produce vanguard titles and set new standards in interactive entertainment. Our goal is to make a family of products that completely changes the definition of home entertainment. It ... More

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