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Former Employee – worked at Sony Online Entertainment
Pros – The pay was great, licenses were fun and line-level employees were senior and skilled
Cons – Executive management is the same crusty old team that has been there since Sony bought the company. They are out of touch with current development techniques and business models. They purposefully mislead their teams about ship dates and demand crunch for, literally, years at a time to ship product. It is not a financially healthy part of Sony and suffers from the fear and reactionary behavior that come from that fact.
Advice to Senior Management – Do a better job of embracing console development and current MMO business models (Free-to-play). Be honest with your teams about crunch and ship dates. Update executive management with someone who has some exposure to modern game development.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-10-18 09:56 PDT
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