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Best college marketing experience!

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Current Employee - Student Ambassador
Current Employee - Student Ambassador

I have been working at Sony Electronics as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

Work on own time around my own schedule. Great products to test and keep. The marketing and networking opportunities are endless.

Cons

Still kinks in the administrative part.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Constant budget cuts and the old guard made this place miserable

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sony Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great gym, product discounts

    The building itself is quite nice

    Brand name still has a lot of cache.

    Cons

    *experienced 3 layoffs in 3 years there (2011-2013), young people and new people into the organization were seemingly always targeted.

    *Very poor communication from top management on when/why/how all these things would happen to employees

    *There is an 'old guard' at Sony Electronics of those who have been there for decades in 'the good times' who hold on to their jobs but don't innovate or think forward. Very ill company culture and morale permeates the organization.

    *All direction on anything important comes from Japan, leaving even the top execs rather powerless at things as simple as the names of a product.

    *Company shrank in business from 6 billion dollars to 3 billion in my few years there, they seem powerless to stop it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start developing younger talent, retain your best employees, and innovate or you will continue to lay the company off until it's gone in a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Amazing Products and Staff with great customers from all over.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sony Electronics part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts for all Sony Products but Playstation.
    The Staff was very knowledgeable of Sony Products compared to other retailers.

    Cons

    Commission was a complete joke if you are not assigned to higher selling products such as Vaio
    Flowing Schedule was a pain in the butt
    Cutting hours
    Management can be rude and disrespectful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with respect. Hear their needs and cutting hours and faulty commission isn't going to cut it. It may be a busy place to work, but seriously if you cant do that, Sony is going at a wrong direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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